Hell on Wheels (2011– )

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Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US... See full summary »

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 Cullen Bohannan (56 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Thomas 'Doc' Durant (42 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Mickey McGinnes (41 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Eva (40 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Elam Ferguson (32 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Sean McGinnes (28 episodes, 2011-2013)
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Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US history, the building of the transcontinental railroad. After the war years in the 1860s, this undertaking connected the prospering east with the still wild west. Written by cc ardbeg

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Blood will be spilled. Lives will be lost. Men will be ruined. See more »

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Hell on Wheels: L'Enfer de l'Ouest  »

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Features Wes Studi, Tom Noonan, and Ted Levine. Sll of whom appeared in Heat together, and are regulars of Michael Mann films. See more »

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Louise Ellison: I can assure you, Mr. Bohannan, I'm neither a lady, nor a whore.
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Best thing AMC has put on.
1 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

And that is a lot for me to say because I think Breaking Bad is the second best TV show ever, right after the Wire. Me and my wife both love this show, and it leads to great conversations after each episode, about American history, bible stories, western movies, why bohannon is such an attractive man, whatever. I think the show ran the risk of taking on way too much subject matter early on in the show (a common mistake in dramas nowadays), but they still include enough character development and detail to make the environment intimate and real, while still plowing through their dozen or more plot threads. I just hope AMC realizes that they are going to have to continue spending money on this show to keep it good, and that they don't slash the budget like they did Walking Dead (which pretty much stagnated that show).


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