This is an interesting series of the history of the building of the railroad in the western U.S. There are very graphic scenes of violence that I had to close my eyes but the story and characters are well played out. This is not a boring history lesson. I would definitely recommend it for adult viewing.
The movie was the filmmaker's construction of mental images from fanciful wishes and desires of how immigrants, civil war veterans and former slaves turned gun fighters and lovers (give me a break) behaved. No honest respect for historical accuracy intensified in season two.
For a more accurate display of events 100 years ago, I recommend Deadwood.
As Sam Bell, a man working alone for years in a lunar base on the darkside of the moon, Sam Rockwell gives his performance of a lifetime in Duncan Jones' directorial debut.\nBetween Sam Rockwell's amazing acting, Duncan Jones' intriguing script, brilliant theme, unique look, and Clint Mansell's perfect music, I cannot anything to truly dislike about this film.\nI consider myself a big science fiction fan, and I believe this to be the greatest science fiction film since 1977.