Hell on Wheels

Series Summary
The Civil War is in the past, but former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon can't put it behind him. Fresh are the horrific memories of the death of his wife, killed at the hands of the Union soldiers, an act that sets Bohannon on a course of revenge. This contemporary Western tells the story of his journey, a story that rides on Union Pacific's construction of the first transcontinental railroad. Bohannon's westward travels take him to a lawless melting pot of a town called "Hell on Wheels," which moves with the construction of the railroad.

Air Dates: 2011 - Present

Genres: Drama, Western

Network: AMC

  • Season 5, Ep. 14 : DoneJul 23, 2016

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    Government hearings, incalculable actions and the golden spike breed new beginnings and endings for those left standing.

  • Season 5, Ep. 13 : Railroad MenJul 16, 2016

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    When the race to finish the railroad comes down to mere inches, all parties find themselves pondering the end of the line and what the future has in store for them.

  • Season 5, Ep. 12 : Any Sum Within ReasonJul 9, 2016

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    Chang forces Mei to leave Truckee after discovering her secret; Cullen exorcises some old demons during his search.

  • Season 5, Ep. 11 : GambitJul 2, 2016

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    Mickey has blood on his hands after working with Durant; Campbell returns to town, complicating Louise's life.

  • Season 5, Ep. 10 : 61 DegreesJun 25, 2016

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    Cullen's nitroglycerin experiment makes an explosive backdrop for the railroad life in Truckee; Durant's plan takes a deadly turn.

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  • The second season of this Western finds it marginally better paced and the characters moderated a bit from the broad archetypes seen in Season 1, but I still find little to compel me in the story of a robber baron and an ex-soldier teaming up to get a transcontinental railroad built. Show More

  • Mount needs to run this thing, and he can't if he's the caboose. [27 Aug 2012, p.44] Show More

  • It's a measure of how absorbing Hell on Wheels is that each of these characters has evolved into someone we know and, in varying degrees,m root for. [10 Aug 2012, p.65] Show More

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