Hell on Wheels, a term during the 1860s, originally used to describe the itinerant collection of flimsily assembled gambling houses, dance halls, saloons, and brothels that had followed the army of Union Pacific railroad workers heading west, during the time of American Transcontinental railroad construction.

Now, AMC’s daring take on the historical piece will test their capacity to deliver a consistent and in lined with their best TV series aside from their very own The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad. The genre of historical drama is slowly coming back to life. Take the successful take of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.

Anston Mount plays the role of Cullen Bohannon, a former Confederate soldier who works as a supervisor on the railroad as he tries to track the Union soldiers who killed his wife. John Shiban has done a great job in putting justice to the characters of this show. He captured the detailed idea about what Cullen ought to look and how he should be in each episode.

Overall, it is a good character show filled with certain look about how 1820s should be. Other notable characters that we should all watch out for is the that of Colm Meaney who plays the character of the railroad baron, and Dominique McElligott who plays Lily, a widow whose husband was a surveyor working on the transcontinental rail project too.

This television drama series has still a lot more things to prove since it has only begun. The only thing we observed is that the flow of the story may be a bit boring for someone who might be interested of a little faster pace of story. Even so, it is a very good piece and tool to take a few moments to look back and experience the life back in the day.

 

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