My two favorite “guy” series on TV today are “Hell On Wheels” and “The Strain”. Gail likes H.O.W also but eschews the gore and aggressive weirdness of Strain. I have written a bit about Anson Mount, the closest thing to a hero in the gritty Western noir world of Hell On Wheels. He is also the closest thing to a cinema hero that I know of who graduated from our Alma Mater, Sewanee (The University of the South). There was another actor in my Class of 1962, Elliott Streets, who had a few character roles in films in the 70s-80s and more frequent TV roles in series comedies like “Fantasy Island”. (Note: Elliot is still around! Saw him recently in “Last Vegas” doing a few lines as a wedding parlor reverend.) Anson Mount has really owned the role of Cullen Bohannon from the first episode and the writing and a cast of talented supporting actors including Colm Meaney and the formidable Christopher Heyerdahl as “The Swede”, have kept me binging all the way through five seasons.