'Hell on Wheels' review: It takes a while to get chugging along

But once it does, the new AMC drama about the making of the Transcontinental Railroad, with an ensemble cast led by Colm Meaney, promises to build up steam.

"Hell on Wheels" is the latest original series from AMC, the cable network also currently committed to shows about zombies, ad men, a meth-making former high school teacher and the yet-unsolved murder of a Washington teenager. What they all share is a certain gritted-teeth tension and an air of incipient violence, except for when violence is actually occurring. There will be blood, literally or figuratively.



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