I love watching people with loyalties that shift under the weight of just trying to live another day. I am never sure who to trust on this show and I have gotten into it's jazzy duster vibe. Each character, for good or bad, is an archetype for a much larger part of the complicated puzzle that is the Old West, especially during the time of the building of the transcontinental railroad - post Civil War America.
Coming from the East or the West, you were eventually going to run smack into the Rocky Mountains and that is where your entire operation either lives or dies. The whole movie set with it's cast of societies outcasts is a fun monster to see in full motion. I imagine season three will be the one where they suffer in the snowy mountain passes.This show is filmed very close to my part of the world and I like that nothing is ever as pretty as the mythology of the Old West leads you to believe.
I like how the moving train town goes for full realism in it's costumes and setting. This really is a grubby, dangerous place to be. Justice comes to he who is willing to take it into his or her own hands.
The show also has magnificently strong female characters. Not a single one is a shrinking violet lest she be eaten alive by the sharks around here.
You can learn more about all the main characters by going HERE.
Cullen Bohannon Played by Anson Mount
Lily Bell Played by Dominique McElligott
Elam Ferguson Played by Common
Thomas ‘Doc’ Durant Played by Colm Meaney
The Swede Played by Christopher Heyerdahl