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Hell on Wheels

Aug 12, 2012 09:00 PM

TV Network - AMC

We like to imagine that poor Chief O'Brien somehow got caught in the midst of a transporter malfunction and soon found himself in the Old West, forced to pretend that he was someone named Doc Durant as we watch "Hell on Wheels."  Okay, it's a completely insane notion, but if we can't tie everything back to "Star Trek," we just don't want to continue.

Seriously though, "Hell on Wheels," which stars Anson Mount, Common and more (including the aforementioned Colm Meaney) returns to AMC tonight with its tale of a former Confederate soldier who is just trying to make his way in the world and leave his past (far) behind.

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    Hell on Wheels

    Oct 05, 2013

    TV Network - AMC

    It is impossible to overstate the importance of the railroad to our nation's history.  Okay, that's not entirely true, we can overstate it.  For instance, if we were to tell you that the railroad, single-handedly, toppled Hitler and helped us win the Second World War, that would be overstating the case.  Unquestionably the infrastructure of our nation including railroads helped us win, but single-handedly isn't right.  "Hell on Wheels" is, in no small part, about the construction of the intercontinental railroad and some of the (fictionalized) men in involved.  The third season ends tonight.

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    Hell on Wheels

    Aug 31, 2013

    TV Network - AMC

    There are many out there who suggest that Saturday night is a vast wasteland for original programming.  We don't necessarily agree.  Obviously, Hallmark and Lifetime make a whole lot of originals which premiere on Saturdays, but AMC is now there on Satrudays too, with "Hell on Wheels."  The first two seasons of the railroad drama aired on Sunday nights, but now it has been shipped off to Saturdays.  We see this as the establishment of a bulkhead.  We see this as, maybe, the start of something great.  The only way to make it all happen though is for you tune in.

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    Hell on Wheels

    Aug 10, 2013

    TV Network - AMC

    We are told that with the opening of season three, Cullen Bohannon isn't going to be on a quest for vengeance. Instead, apparently, he's going to be doing some sort of investing.  We don't know about any of that.  We do know that the series won't, we imagine, entirely leave the railroad behind, the season will start in 1867, and the greed will once more be a factor in the goins-on.  Common and Colm Meaney are amongst the returning cast, and we, personally love Chief O'Brien.  Back-to-back episodes get the season started right tonight.

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    Hell on Wheels

    Oct 07, 2012

    TV Network - AMC

    History.  This show is all about history.  Specifically, it's about post-Civil War American history.  Rather than think of it as a factual account, however, we encourage you to consider it more of a thematic discussion, looking at character archetypes and more broad theses about the nature of our society and the individuals living in it.  Well, either that or it's just a period drama that does nothing more than greatly entertain those who watch.  Plus, it has Common and Chief O'Brien.  Watch the last two episodes of the season tonight and decide for yourself.

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    Hell on Wheels

    Aug 12, 2012

    TV Network - AMC

    We like to imagine that poor Chief O'Brien somehow got caught in the midst of a transporter malfunction and soon found himself in the Old West, forced to pretend that he was someone named Doc Durant as we watch "Hell on Wheels."  Okay, it's a completely insane notion, but if we can't tie everything back to "Star Trek," we just don't want to continue.

    Seriously though, "Hell on Wheels," which stars Anson Mount, Common and more (including the aforementioned Colm Meaney) returns to AMC tonight with its tale of a former Confederate soldier who is just trying to make his way in the world and leave his past (far) behind.

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    Hell on Wheels

    Jan 15, 2012

    TV Network - AMC

    We are desperately attracted to the idea of making a comment in reference to the first season of "Hell on Wheels" coming to a close as it hitting the breaks, or coming to a screeching halt, or (if things don't go well) coming completely off the rails.  But, we won't do that.  We will refrain from our baser instincts, the ones that drive us to make foolish statements.  We hate doing that, we love giving in to those instincts, and we promise we won't refrain for long, but in the case of "Hell on Wheels," the truth is that it's just too easy to make silly statements about the whole show going off to heaven or some such thing, and we don't want to cheapen what we do.  Watch tonight, it's the season finale.

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