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...
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Durant seeks revenge for his attack. Bear Killer (Elam) returns to Cheyenne trying to sell the female slaves he has. Due to Campbells presence, Cullen and Eva attempt to convince Elam of where he is ...
Cullen, Durant and Campbell come together in order to discuss a means by which to provide protection to the citizens of Cheyenne. They must return a sense of well-being to the town after a disturbing...
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
Thor Gundersen was always referred to as "The Swede" yet he always insisted, "I am Norwegian.". However, at the time this story takes place, Norway was under the Swedish crown, and had been since 1814. So his immigration papers would have had him coming from Sweden/Norway. Norway had its own Constitution, seperate from the Swedish, but did not become independent until 1905. As many Norwegians wanted independence, it is very plausible for Gundersen to consider himself Norwegian instead of Swedish. See more »
The show has the Cherokee using stirrups. The plains Indians did not use stirrups. They were, therefore, limited to operating as light cavalry. See more »
Thomas 'Doc' Durant:
Mr. Gundersen, have you ever had your heart ripped out by a woman?
I was married once, sir, but she run off with a gypsy. Uh, my heart was not ripped out, but, she did steal my cuckoo clock.
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Harsh Realism - with a touch of the things that made America Great.
Watching this has reminded me of a series of Brutal Western stories I used to read by George G. Gilman called Edge.
Add to that is is reminiscent of my days as a Civl War reenactor.
They've hit the period history right between the eyes.
They have also portrayed the Corruption and the beauty of the times. The Scenes in Kansas are as good as it gets on the small screen. . The west made for hard people, or dead ones. And the writers and directors have pulled no punches in portraying things as they were. The Harlots don't look like they live in downtown Las Vegas, and the Protagenist makes mistakes.
This series has shown extreme promise in its first two episodes, and some Excellent human drama. I'm hopeful the writers will not allow that to go to their heads, and keep it gritty and harsh, without going over the top.
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