If you haven’t caught a few episodes of WGN America’s thought-provoking new series about the underground railroad, you’re missing out on an enriching and often educational journey. Not only has the series helped put WGN on the map, but it’s an incredible examination of the shades of gray that characterized the morality of the time. Slave owners and slave catchers are despicable, yet the promise of redemption lingers. Performances are brutally honest, yet as nuanced as the politics surrounding the years directly preceding the Civil War. Everything from the cinematography to the acting performances and clever dialogue makes this new addition to WGN America’s increasingly impressive slate all the more vital for viewers of all backgrounds and political persuasions.