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Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US history, the building of the transcontinental railroad. After the war years in the 1860s, this undertaking connected the prospering east with the still wild west. Written by
If you are squeamish and don't like harsh and realistic violence, give this a miss. This show is not for the faint hearted.
The violence though, is not overdone IMO and gives the viewer a likely realistic view of what happened in the Wild West with no holds barred.
Cullen Bohannan is the lead character in the series and he is played brilliantly by Anson Mount with his brooding good looks and fearless portrayal of a man trying a avenge the murder of his wife near the end of the Cival War.
So many characters make this a stand out series and I look forward to each episode.
The story of Hell On Wheels may not be original or anything new but it is brilliantly put together and does not hold back where it needs to.
The best show of 2011 for me and I hope it continues for more than one season.
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