After countless bizarre alien-based TV shows, The History Channel finally decided to take itself seriously once again with the 10-episode drama Texas Rising. And despite some questionable playing around with facts, the series is solidly entertaining
thanks in large part to a talented cast that includes Ray Liotta, Brendan Frasier and Bill Paxton (playing the central character, Sam Houston). The show focuses on Houston and his fellow Texans as they fight to wrestle their territory away from Mexico in the 1800s. The show follows nicely on the heels of the network’s other fact-based drama Hatfields & McCoys.
Texas Rising/2 DVDs/450 Mins./Lionsgate/2015