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From Executive Producer Robert Redford, The American West tells the story of the aftermath of the Civil War and how the United States transformed into the "land of opportunity." Viewers will be transported into the violent world of cowboys, Indians, outlaws and law men. The 8-episode limited event series chronicles the personal, little-known stories of Western legends such as Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoAmerica Divided||Jesse James forms a gang in order to insure his family's survival. Custer looks for glory in the Indian Wars. Crazy Horse fights back against the US.||42:29||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTwo Front War||Jesse James targets the railroads. Custer is sent on a secret mission in Sioux Territory. Grant deals with growing unrest in the west and south.||43:06||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBlood & Gold||Allan Pinkerton is hired to bring Jesse James to justice. Settlers flock onto Sioux land to mine gold as Grant desperately tries to keep peace.||43:05||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoShowdown||Custer rides to a showdown with the Sioux at Little Big Horn. Jesse James targets a bank in northern territory hoping to make a big statement.||43:05||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoOutlaw Rising||Billy the Kid uses his talents with a gun to get what he wants. Wyatt Earp fights for justice. Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse make a big decision.||43:05||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Big Killing||Billy the Kid seeks revenge for the death of his friend. Wyatt Earp questions his future as a lawman. Jesse James reemerges from years in hiding.||43:05||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoFrontier Justice||Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett's cat-and-mouse game comes to a head. Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone. Sitting Bull returns to America.||43:05||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Last Vendetta||Wyatt Earp abandons the law in search of justice. Jesse James is confronted by the Ford brothers. Sitting Bull is accused of inciting rebellion.||43:05||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|101||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCon Men, Prostitutes and Outlaws: The Original Sin City||An inside look at some of the sinful characters of The American West: con men, prostitutes and outlaws.||2:16||Free||View in iTunes|
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WTH is a “Season Pass”???!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously. $19.99 and I see one episode.
I generally trust AMC so I expected a lot out of this. I must admit- the way the story is told, there seems to be a bias towards the South and the Confederacy. I'm not saying that facts are distorted or anything, it's just the way the story is told, the lines are written, their delivery, etc. Many northerners are made out to looks like bumbling fools, former Confederates like Jesse James out to be heroes, racked by the destruction of their beloved South. Again, factual, but the focus/manifestation feels off. Perhaps this was written with the History Channel (WWII, guns, planes, military) target market in mind or something?
Another amazing series by AMC
A great history lesson about the American frontier!