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'Texas Rising' an exciting charge through the Texas Revolution
'Texas Rising' an exciting charge through the Texas Revolution

History is attempting to repeat itself. At least ratings- and Emmys-wise. The network's new miniseries, "Texas Rising," is not only executive produced by Leslie Greif and written by Ted Mann, part of the team responsible for the network's phenomenal "Hatfields & McCoys," but it also shares a leading man. In the five-part chronicle of the Texas Revolution, Bill Paxton, nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Randall McCoy, plays the legendary Sam Houston, Tennessee governor turned victorious Texas leader. Unfortunately, "Texas Rising," is not as uniformly rich and splendid as "Hatfields & McCoys" or even Paxton's terrific...

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