There are certainly things that I wish Hell On Wheels would fix.
For the most part, there's been a relative lack of narrative progression in story, especially with Bohannon's hunt for his wife's murderers. Even any actual railroad work doesn't really seem to take place, beyond watching the men in the dirty grimy cut or discussing that the railroad will go through the Rocky mountains.
And as much as viewers can continually cry out the Deadwood comparisons and western cliches, the show has built its characters well.
I can say that from the outset, I was keenly interested and invested in Cullen Bohannon. All of the others? They didn't capture my attention the same way and I was afraid they would become too one dimensional in falling into stock characters. Read More...