Has anyone here watched this post-civil war based show "Hell on Wheels"?

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absolutfsu

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Just saw that AMC has this show called Hell on Wheels. Looked kind of interesting considering the era it is set in :smile: Was wondering if anyone here has seen it, and if it's worth me catching up 3 season of shows to get current with it! Here is the show description for those who havn't heard of it:

"Hell on Wheels
stars Anson Mount as former confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon, who is struggling to escape his demons from the recently fought Civil War. Colm Meaney stars as Thomas "Doc" Durant, a greedy entrepreneur taking full advantage of the changing times, and musician/actor Common is Elam Ferguson, an emancipated slave working to achieve true freedom in a world entrenched in prejudice. Hell on Wheels received a 2012 Emmy nomination for outstanding original main title theme music.

Centered on the lawless town known as Hell on Wheels that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, the series examines the railroad's institutionalized greed and corruption, the immigrant experience and the plight of the newly emancipated African-Americans during reconstruction. Hell on Wheels' second season wrapped in October with an average of 2.4 million viewers and 3.2 million viewers with Live plus 7. Season three of the series has been greenlit for ten, one-hour episodes and is scheduled for a special 2-hour Season Premiere on Aug. 10, 9/8c, with John Wirth (Falling Skies, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) serving as executive producer and showrunner."
 

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We have Netflix. Our family got interested after the first few episodes. It was like a captivating novel.... Could not stop watching. Very interesting story line about the people who gathered around the railroad during the construction. It is a little crude in some spots but we really liked it. Enjoy!
 
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I sometimes wonder if the protagonist was loosely based on Marcellus Pointer, my avatar. He was from Mississippi and got involved in a railroad war and gunfight in Dallas in the 1870s. Just sayin'...
 
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