Name: Chase Reynolds
Q: What have you been watching on Netflix?
A: “Hell on Wheels. It’s a drama centralized about building the Union Pacific Railroad.”
Q: Who introduced you to the show?
A: “My girlfriend actually pretty much made me watch it. Once it started going, I got into it.”
Q: Who is your favorite character?
A: “Mr. Ferguson is one of my favorite characters. He’s played by the rapper, Common. [I enjoyed] watching his rise from nothing, being a freed slave man, to just working his way up in society.”
My review: This show is not exactly for the faint-hearted. It is intense, filled with graphic scenes and keeps you on your toes with your breath held. Each character has their own story and plans they’re trying to carry out. The shows displays the reality of how life was after the Civil War, with everyone working against each other and all the nitty-gritty parts too. There needs to be some admiration of the sheer bravery that the men and women show to simply stay alive.
My rating: 3.5 out of 5
Seasons available: 4
Number of episodes: 43
Average length per episode: 42 minutes
Genre: Drama, Western