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Hell On Wheels: I've Been Working on the Fail Road
This premiered last night after the walking dead. Anyone else catch it? Spoilers for some thoughts about the first episode.
Felt the show was a little inconsistent to start. They introduced a lot of characters and because it was only an hour long some of their plot points drug down the whole. Like the surveyor being murdered by the native americans felt entirely unneeded and even the brutality between his wife and her former attacker was kind of boring. Colm Meaney is scene chewing as he can be, but his little monologue to no one at the end of the episode was more than a little weird, at the very least they could have had him talking to a reporter or something.
Main Actor feels like he's trying to be Viggo Mortensen and not exactly pulling it off. As a character he's a little cliche and I really hope they aren't going to go the southern revisionist thoughts on the war type that seems to pop up with some post civil war pieces. Especially with the duality of him being kind to the black workers and the former union person calling them the n word.
And I know its a period piece but I really hope that word isn't tossed around like it was in this episode, seem gritty to be gritty without really needing to be in my opinion.