Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. Which brings him in the middle of the biggest railroad construction called the transcontinental railroad. Here is an original western / series the construction of a railroad. Native Americas were trying to hold on to their Land, slaves were being free, and greedy entrepreneurs were getting rich by the minute and sleazy politicians . Everybody were pursuing the American dream. There is revenge in this western like any other western. Meaney Is fun to watch and does a fine job in this one. Common is doing fine here also in the first season he is the head of his team that build the railroad. Of course they are hookers, priests, thieves, all kind of characters in play. This is the perfect series for western fans like me.