Hell on Wheels Season Premiere Review: Back In the Saddle

Hell on Wheels steamrolled its way into season two tonight with an an entertaining hour of train robberies, changed fortunes (or misfortunes, depending how you look at it) and the ever-toiling grimy work on the transcontinental railroad.

Oh, and Cullen Bohannon's mane of hair is bigger and more bad ass than ever.

I've missed the Western style drama of the freshman season, and frankly, you'd be hard pressed to find a similar show on television. "Viva La Mexico" filled that void perfectly and picked right up pretty much where the Season 1 finale left off.

Everyone is back - from the crazy, drunken Reverend to the opportunist McGinnes brothers to the creepy Swede. The setting is as filthy and muddy as ever, but there's an added feeling of cold with faded hues that make the locations more drab and dirty. Everything feels like it's more or less a continuation of the first season with a little extra spice. Read More...



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