Hell on Wheels Marathon to Lead into Season 2 Premiere

In preparation for the second season premiere of Hell on Wheels on Sunday, August 12th at 9:00, AMC will be airing the first season in its entirety leading into the new episode. Beginning at 11:00am, viewers can be reintroduced to rugged former soldier Cullen Bohannon as he goes on a quest of vengeance that will lead him to some of the most powerful men in the railroad industry. But once he arrives at Hell on Wheels, gaining a supervising job in the process, information proves to be hard to come by and he may have to form a few friendships in order to make progress in his search for justice. Below are the initial times, episode names, and episode descriptions for the Hell on Wheels marathon. Read More...

Seitz: Hell on Wheels’ Second Season Continues to Show Promise When It’s Not Killing Time

Hell on Wheels , which returns Sunday, August 12 (AMC, 9 p.m. Eastern), is currently No. 1 on my list of Not Quite There shows, ahead of The Borgias , Episodes , Boss , and Scandal . I'm drawn to westerns that attempt to do something — anything — fresh. This drama from Joe and Tony Gayton about the building of the transcontinental railroad fits the bill, or tries to. Most critics instantly wrote it off as a Deadwood wannabe, and not without reason. But as the debut season unreeled, Hell on Wheels started to find its own intriguing if still-unsteady voice. I dug the hippie western incongruity of quasi-mythic posturing, modern pop songs, and unabashedly emotional montages (always any episode's dramatic and aesthetic high point). That the show sometimes seemed to be simultaneously channeling The Outlaw Josey Wales , Buck and the Preacher , Dead Man, and The Last Movie was, for me, at least, more fascinating than annoying. And the characters deepened from week to week, revealing shadings I didn't expect. Read More...