I purchased and watched this series after Patrick Swayze had died. Knowing he was battling a terrible cancer while filming this made me appreciate all the more what a terrific job he did playing Charles Barker. He looked and acted as rough and tough as he always did in his other action movies. This was his last film effort, sadly, but he sure went out on a high note. He is missed, and he was loved for all the excitement, and romance he gave to his audiences over the course of his career. And he is remembered for his warrior like courage in battling cancer. What an inspiration, what an example, and what a loss for all of us. All that being said, the series was a good one. Travis Fimmel was a good choice for co-star. The two of them played against each other, and with each other so believably, one could see the chemistry between them. If you're a Swayze fan, go ahead, take a chance, you won't be disappointed.