Review: 'Hell on Wheels' - 'Immoral Mathematics': Swede emotion

Christopher Heyerdahl makes a strong first impression as The Swede

<p>Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede on &quot;Hell on Wheels.&quot;</p>

Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede on "Hell on Wheels."

Credit: AMC

As I said last week, I don't like "Hell on Wheelsenough to do weekly reviews (especially while covering three other cable dramas every Sunday night), but as I'll be watching the episodes, I'm going to try to do weekly talkback posts like this one so long as the interest is there.

In the case of the second episode, I imagine the main topic of conversation will be the introduction of Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede, who's far and away the best part of what I've seen of the series so far (including three episodes past this one). Vivid character, strong performance, and just plain fun. (Fienberg interviewed him about the role over at The Fien Print.)

What did everybody think, of both The Swede and the episode that introduced him?

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Alan Sepinwall
Sr. Editor, What's Alan Watching
Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "The Revolution Was Televised," about the last 15 years of TV drama, is for sale at Amazon. He can be reached at sepinwall@hitfix.com
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