When making up my list for the A to Z blog hop, I had no problem coming up with my entry for the letter "B". Hell on Wheels' Cullen Bohannon, all the way, baby!!!
To give credit where credit is due, this whole show is well written. I mean, knock-your-socks-off, rock-your-world kind of well written. I can vouch for at least the first 2 seasons, which my husband had watched previously but re-watched on Netflix so that I would catch up. Looking forward to seeing Season 3 and upcoming Season 4.
Every so often you come across a show like this, in between all the dull and unimaginative dreck that passes for TV today. Hell on Wheels, a historical Western that revolves around the building of the railroad, is peopled with well-rounded and amazing characters that are multi-faceted and come to life, thanks to great writing and an equally awesome cast.
But right now, I'm just going to focus on the amazingness (is that a word?) that is Bohannon, the male lead played by the very talented Anson Mount. Outlaw, cowboy, gunslinger, mystery man, smokin' hot romantic hero. You have GOT to see the interaction between him and "The Fair-Haired Maiden of the West," Miss Lily Belle, played by the lovely Dominique McElligott. Bohannon is definitely Alpha, interestingly one of those damaged heroes, rebellious, brave, and I'm running out of adjectives to describe a hero who can leave any woman breathless!
If you haven't seen the show yet, you HAVE to give it a try. Just be warned: ALL the characters will pull you right into the story, just like a book that takes hold of your heart and imagination and refuses to let go.