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A New Foreman on 'Hell on Wheels' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 14th 2011 8:00AM
'Hell on Wheels' S01/E02'Hell on Wheels' (Sun., 10PM ET on AMC) has ambitious plans to tell the story of the epic 19th-century construction project that was the building of the transcontinental railroad. This week Bohannon (Anson Mount) tries to convince Durant (Colm Meaney) that he's the best man for the job of foreman because he knows all about the engineering principles involved in constructing things like bridges.

And why is that? Because, as he says, with an embarrassed grin, he was really good at blowing stuff up in the Civil War. Now, telling your hopefully soon-to-be boss that you have destroyed some of his finest creations isn't a strategy we'd necessarily advocate pursuing, but if you try it and it fails, then maybe you could fall back on Bohannon's next strategy: Blackmail. He has dirt on Durant and implies that he's not afraid to use it.

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More Questions for Bohannon on the 'Hell on Wheels' Series Premiere (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 7th 2011 6:50AM
'Hell on Wheels' S01/E01AMC's new take on the Western genre, 'Hell on Wheels' (Sun., 10PM ET on AMC), premiered last night. Set in the 1860s it follows Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount), a former Confederate soldier, as he attempts to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who murdered his wife.

In the series premiere, Bohannon confronts the man he thinks is his wife's killer only to find out that he may have useful information implicating another man in the crime. However, just as Johnson seems about to reveal all, an unexpected and violent turn leaves Bohannon with even more unanswered questions.

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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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Talking TV Takes on 'Hell on Wheels,' 'Sons of Anarchy,' Fall TV Winners and Losers

by Maureen Ryan, posted Nov 2nd 2011 2:20PM
This week on the Talking TV podcast, Ryan McGee and I discuss AMC's new Western drama, 'Hell on Wheels,' we gab about this week's episode of 'Sons of Anarchy,' and we delve into some of the fall season's winners and losers.

Ryan and I each picked two winners and two losers: One of my winners was 'Revenge,' and one of my losers was fall's other woman-with-a-secret drama, the CW's 'Revenge.' Ryan chose ABC's Wednesday comedy block as a winner and 'Terra Nova' as a loser.

To find out what our other winner and loser choices were, grab the podcast and enjoy!

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Common Talks About Modern Issues in AMC's 1860s Drama 'Hell on Wheels' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 26th 2011 12:00AM
Common, 'The Rosie Show'AMC is taking us back even further in time for their latest scripted entry. Set 100 years before 'Mad Men,' 'Hell on Wheels' looks at the building of the transcontinental railroad. But even though it's set so far in the past, series star Common talked on 'The Rosie Show' (Weeknights, 7PM ET on OWN) about how so many of the issues it talks about still resonate today.

"Definitely we still deal with some racial issues," he said of the series. "Along with that, just greed and injustice." He talked about how the construction project tore up the natural landscape, and saw America taking more land away from the Native Americans.

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