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Hell On Wheels 5 Seasons 2011

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Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who have killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot of a town that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, an engineering feat unprecedented fo...

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Anson Mount, Colm Meaney

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Season 1
1. Pilot

A former confederate soldier journeys to the transcontinental railroad to seek vengeance.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: 1 January 2011
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2. Immoral Mathematics

Cullen fights for his life as he answers for his deadly actions. Lily struggles to survive in the wilderness, as Durant attempts to spin tragedy for political gain.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: 1 January 2011
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3. A New Birth of Freedom

Cullen's search for the sergeant is diverted by an unexpected obstacle. Durant organizes a search party to retrieve the missing Lily Bell.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Runtime: 40 minutes Release date: 1 January 2011
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4. Jemais Je Ne T'Oublierai

Cullen closes in on the Sergeant. Durant pursues a hidden agenda while helping Lily recuperate.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: 1 January 2011
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5. Bread and Circuses

Durant's answer to the railroad's latest financial problems spurs a bare-knuckle brawl between Cullen and Elam.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: 1 January 2011
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6. Pride, Pomp and Circumstance

Durant attempts to end ongoing negotiations with the Cheyenne by challenging them to a competition. Meanwhile Cullen and Elam scramble to prevent bloodshed in town.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: 1 January 2011
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7. Revelations

With Elam's life in the balance, Cullen must decide how much he's willing to risk. Meanwhile Durant faces financial ruin as Lily confronts the family of her late husband.

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8. Derailed

Durant dispatches Cullen and Elam on a mission of vengeance. Lily struggles to find her place in Hell on Wheels.

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9. Timshel

It's all hands on deck as Cullen and Lily work to meet the railroad's looming deadline. Elam and Joseph deal with the consequences of their violent mission.

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10. God of Chaos

Cullen's new life on the railroad is put in jeopardy when he is forced to choose between his past and his future.

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The story of Hell on Wheels follows the former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannan (Anson Mount), who finds work on the railroad whilst tracking down the Union soldiers responsible for the murder of his wife and child. Cullen was fighting the war while his family remained on the farm (reminiscent of the Gladiator). Immediately, bam, you have our anti-hero Cullen executing one his targets, and it just continues from there.

Hell on Wheels is actually the name of the makeshift town. Out here in the wild West there are Indians, priests, villans, ex-soldiers, whores, and everything in between. Cullen is up against the Swede who enforces the railroads law, and takes a cut for himself on the side. Canadian actor Christopher Heyerdahl who plays the Swede, is stand out brilliant.

This is one hell of a good show. If you enjoy action, violence, great characters, and a gripping story line, then watch this. This is almost as good as Sons of Anarchy - Season 1 [DVD], Dexter : Complete Season 1 [DVD], and Game of Thrones - Season 1 [DVD].

The show is made by AMC in the US and they have decided to make Season 2. Fantastic.
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Not knowing what to expect I thought I`d take a look at this series. I`m glad I did, I thought it was a first class western, it seems authentic as to how I would imagine post civil war America would be, it`s gritty, violent & an excellent cast who play their characters without fault. Very watchable & highly recommended. I will buy the second series.
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Great acting from thr three male leads sets this series apart. The premise is interesting and I loved the unpredictability of the storylines and the grittiness of the subject treatment. The hero is a delight. good looking enough to make female hearts flutter and macho enough to keep the men engaged. Lots of violence and themes of slavery and the mistreatment of the Native American population add interest and depth to the subject and the narrative. As always there are irritants such as the slightly daffy female lead and the preacher character but they are minor flaws in an otherwise strong raft of characters. We loved it and will be buying the next series - can't say better than that.
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American TV continues its run of quality series with this Western set in post Civil War America. There is a sense of the familiar in the way the episodes are put together, using the editing and music stylistic choices that have worked well in other quality TV series, but satisfyingly there is also a sense of something new, in the setting and the characters. The setting is a gritty - well no, lets make that muddy, settlement which houses the workers on the railroad, and moves from time to time to stay where the work is - hence the title. Into this town of ex slaves, immigrants, criminals and whores, comes an ex-Confederate soldier, on the trail of Union soldiers who murdered his wife. However the pleasure in the series isn't this slim character arc, but rather getting to know the range of characters who subvert the usual clichéd expectations in Western - yes, we get the hooker with a heart of gold - but her history is an unexpected one, and yes, we get the lone preacher trying to convert the wretched hive of scum and villainy - but his character is also not as we at first expect. Even Colm Meaney's magnificent railroad baron is a treat, as he defies expectations and manipulates (and occasionally is manipulated) those around him. The head of security is a fantastic creation - The Swede, and then there is Common, playing the ex slave, and Dominique McElligott as the Englishwoman who supplies the beauty against the range of beasts on display. They're all well drawn and well acted characters, which makes this an eminently watchable series.
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A Confederate soldier comes to the small town of Hell On Wheels just after the American Civil War ends looking for the man who killed his wife and others arrive looking to seek their fortune and to work on the railroad which is just starting to be built. A look at the history of the American railroad with a mix of different characters. It's trying hard to be the new Deadwood and while not quite in the same league it doesn't quite get there but is still one of the most criminally underrated shows on TV at the moment, hidden away on TCM in the UK. A very good cast lead by Anson Mount as the soldier and former slave owner Cullen Bohannan looking for revenge with Common as a former slave working on the railroad and Colm Meaney from Star Trek The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine as the railroad owner Durrant. Some likeable and despicable characters all trying to make a living in the Wild West along with fears of Indian attacks.
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Hell on Wheels isn't another Deadwood - despite being set against the building of the Union Pacific railroad, the scale is less epic, the cast of characters less eclectic and the dialogue less elaborate - but is a very much more conventional oater. It's probably the fact that it plays so safe and predictable that's why it's now into its fourth season when Deadwood could only manage three. It doesn't exhilarate or surprise, but it is an undemanding and easy watch.

It starts out as a revenge western where the trail leads to Hell on Wheels, the moving construction camp of the Union Pacific Railroad uniting the east and west coasts. Sold to the public as a project that will help heal the nation after a war that has left it a gaping open wound but naturally a scheme for various profiteers to get rich, Colm Meaney's ruthless railroad baron, bribing, blackmailing and bullying his way along the least direct and most profitable route the dominant figure even though Anson mount's vengeful veteran actually takes centre stage and Christopher Heyerdahl's towering Swede ("Actually I'm Norwegian"), a former bookkeeper who looks like Karloff's Frankenstein and now practises a form of immoral mathematics as the head of security on the railroad, makes the biggest impression.
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