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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
Hell On Wheels - Season 2 [DVD]
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on 20 June 2013
Full of strong characters, good script, good action and slightly gritter than Season 1 what is not to like? You do need to watch Season 1 first or you will never get into this so do buy and watch them in order.

They have managed to retain the full cast for Season 2 and it was strong from the outset. As others have said 'the Swede' (Christopher Heyerdahl)steals every scene he is in but he is supported by a very strong cast with no one actor off their game.

Whether we get a Season 3 is really the question?

Do yourself a favour and get 1 and 2 - you will not be disappointed.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 6 September 2015
Problems multiply as the proposed Union Pacific Railroad moves into territory held sacred by the Sioux. Again conditions at the time are powerfully portrayed - atmosphere palpable, tensions high, past Civil War traumas not easily overcome.

Emphasis this time is on the characters, all of them flawed and complicated. Crooked boss Durant is aware high-ups in New York are cottoning onto his crimes. Chief Engineer Cullen still wrestles with inner demons, killing those who murdered his wife and son having brought no peace of mind. Half-caste Elam continues to fight against prejudice, as do the freed slaves. Irish brothers Mickey and Sean prove forces to reckon with. So many have loyalties torn in different directions. Widowed Lily Bell remains remarkably calm and efficient in the circumstances. All must watch out for The Swede - crazed and manipulative, he determined to disrupt and destroy.

The ten episodes abound with friction and bloodshed. Fine scripts ensure there is also much to uplift. Unexpected alliances, even friendships, are formed. Exhilaratingly differences are occasionally cast aside, when all unite against a common enemy.

A fine cast does justice to excellent scripts. Bonuses include background features on each episode, an interesting conducted tour of the sets by Anson Mount, details of challenges posed. (Not least convincing portrayal of what was probably the world's first major bridge ever to carry a train.)

For fans HELL ON WHEELS deservedly ranks amongst television's greats.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 12 September 2014
If you are a fan of the Western genre then this is a real treat, an absolute gem of a series.
It is the story of a civil war veteren who upon returning from the war finds his wife and son have been murdered.
He embarks on a quest for vengence, and of course our hero is the toughest, meanest fighter and best gunmen of them all.
Anson Mount is brilliant as the growling, grubby but nonetheless honourable Cullen Bohannon, but there are no weak characters or poor acting in this series.
The stories are strong and the realism gripping.
you can practically smell the camp fires, dung and body odour seeping from the screen.
This series is from the people who made "Breaking Bad", possibly the best t.v. series ever, nuff said!
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on 1 November 2016
I was hooked from episode 1 season 1. What a unique and under rated show with a deep and captivating story line that continues to evolve and still remain fresh and unexpected. Characters are very well thought out and feel genuine who are then brought brilliantly to life by the actors and director. I've come to the end of season 5 and my thirst for this show remains un-quenched. I couldn't sing anymore highly of this show.
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on 9 March 2016
After watching this series on television over a long period of time I just had to get the DVDs for myself to re-establish it once again and it did not disappoint . This is a very good series about building the railroad across the new world and it is very gritty indeed .
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on 23 April 2017
Season 2 - This series keeps getting better and better. Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon and Christopher Heyerdahl as 'The Swede' are incredible.
The series is addictive - I've watched the entire 1-5 seasons and it keeps getting better. Gritty and realistic. The only downside is it is finished. And the last few episodes not free on Amazon Prime. Hope AMC produce a spin-off series with Bohannon.
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on 9 December 2015
A very good production which seems to catch the lawless and very hard place that the early American wild west was. Also, it is not spoilt by unrequired bad language as so many American productions are. Well worth the price.
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on 12 January 2015
This season develops the ground for an amazing turn of events - Stellar cast and totally believable, well researched for period costume and "Southern" nuances Can someone in wardrobe PLEASE make me one of those fabulous waistcoats?!
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on 30 June 2015
Almost the "Breaking Bad" of the horse opera genre.
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on 11 January 2015
Absolutely brilliant. I'm addicted. have sent for the next series ...
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