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September 3, 2015


After a String of Gems, AMC's First Truly Terrible Drama Is...

by Maureen Ryan, posted Nov 4th 2011 11:30AM
It was bound to happen sooner or later: AMC has a dud on its hands.

The network's track record thus far has been enviable, but 'Hell on Wheels' (10PM Sunday, AMC) is disappointing on any number of levels. I certainly wasn't a fan of how 'The Killing' ended its debut season, but at least that show started out strong, and the rest of the network's programs offer compelling characters, distinctive aesthetics or solid takes on conventional premises. In some cases, AMC's dramas excel in all of those arenas and many more.

'Hell on Wheels' does one thing well: It's good at being tedious.

There is a truly compelling performance in the early going, but that doesn't come from star Anson Mount, who is glumly competent at best.

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John Stamos on board for Lifetime original movie

by Erin Martell, posted Jun 7th 2008 9:40AM
John StamosER cast member John Stamos is taking on the role of murdered millionaire Andrew Kissel in Killing Mr. Kissel, a Lifetime movie. The actor will also produce the movie, which, like all good Lifetime originals, is based on a true story. Killing Mr. Kissel focuses on two wealthy brothers, played by Stamos and Anson Mount (as Rob Kissel), who are killed within a few years of one another.

Prison Break's Robin Tunney is playing Rob Kissel's wife, Nancy. The real Nancy Kissel was convicted of her husband's murder in Hong Kong. Two men were charged with Andrew Kissel's murder in April. The family's story is certainly tragic enough to be a movie; Lifetime describes it as "the American dream that spiraled out of control."

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Conviction: Indescretion

by Anna Johns, posted May 13th 2006 8:46PM
anson mount; conviction(S01E11) Didn't Stephanie March have shorter hair last week?

This week we have another instance of Nick Potter (Jordan Bridges) wrestling with his demons. He's trying to save a reformed gang member from jail and he goes over ADA Jessica Rossi's (Milena Govich) head to Bureau Chief Alexandra Cabot (March), who recommends a lesser sentence. I thought we got over Nick's psychological problems with his mugging last week, but this episode may be out of order. On a side note, we get to see very little of Rossi this week. Her only storyline is to establish that she's not a high-class gal because she doesn't know what 'Cocktail Attire' means or what Foie Gras is.

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