Hell on Wheels Reviews & Ratings

60 minutes

Set in post-Civil War America and centers on former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannan (Anson Mount), whose quest for vengeance has led him westward to work on the construction of the first Transcontinental Railroad.
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Jun 9, 2015 6:07PM EDT
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My favorite show, watched all episodes in two-three weeks and left me breathless.... Great cast, great sceenery, drama and action, history too. I totally recomend it!!!!

My favorite show, watched all episodes in two-three weeks and left me breathless.... Great cast, great sceenery, drama and action, history too. I totally recomend it!!!!

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Feb 28, 2015 9:52PM EST
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If you like grit, action, drama... this is the show for you. This show en-globes a variety of emotions and plot twists. This period drama shows the harsh and brutal march of the railroad across the United States. The battles within, the battles abroad, a war of politics, a war of blood, a war for land, the struggle lives within this show. I recommend this show for people who like period action dramas.

If you like grit, action, drama... this is the show for you. This show en-globes a variety of emotions and plot twists. This period drama shows the harsh and brutal march of the railroad across the United States. The battles within, the battles abroad, a war of politics, a war of blood, a war for land, the struggle lives within this show. I recommend this show for people who like period action dramas.

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Jul 8, 2016 9:33PM EDT
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I originally gave this show a 4.5 rating and a glowing review. The themes were somewhat adult but its TV-14 rating was appropriate and we were comfortable watching it with our teens. However, with the midseason 5 return, the writers and producers have decided that a highly popular historical drama with good writing and acting is somehow unfulfilling and soft-core yet somewhat violent porn humping is suddenly needed. Thanks a lot for the embarrassing family TV night, douchebags!!!

I originally gave this show a 4.5 rating and a glowing review. The themes were somewhat adult but its TV-14 rating was appropriate and we were comfortable watching it with our teens. However, with the midseason 5 return, the writers and producers have decided that a highly popular historical drama with good writing and acting is somehow unfulfilling and soft-core yet somewhat violent porn humping is suddenly needed. Thanks a lot for the embarrassing family TV night, douchebags!!!

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Oct 11, 2014 9:18PM EDT
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Simply one of the best television shows ever made. Period.

Simply one of the best television shows ever made. Period.

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by clynn52
Aug 21, 2014 2:36AM EDT
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I didn't expect to like this show, but I studied westward expansion in college and Hell on Wheels shows it an accurate, if fictitious, light. I was shocked they killed off a main character (Lily Bell) in the first season, but it highlighted the absolute evil of the Swede ("I am Norwegian!"). The choice of Common to play Elam Ferguson was genius - who would have thought? And I love the character Eva - she could have easily been a real person, so strong, but having to go through so much. The train going through the ice at he beginning of this season was a great touch - maybe unintentionally funny. Hsve to look that one up!

I didn't expect to like this show, but I studied westward expansion in college and Hell on Wheels shows it an accurate, if fictitious, light. I was shocked they killed off a main character (Lily Bell) in the first season, but it highlighted the absolute evil of the Swede ("I am Norwegian!"). The choice of Common to play Elam Ferguson was genius - who would have thought? And I love the character Eva - she could have easily been a real person, so strong, but having to go through so much. The train going through the ice at he beginning of this season was a great touch - maybe unintentionally funny. Hsve to look that one up!

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May 9, 2015 8:33PM EDT
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One of the few shows that gets better as it goes on but I cannot say for certain it was/is worth the investment.

One of the few shows that gets better as it goes on but I cannot say for certain it was/is worth the investment.

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Aug 17, 2014 7:44PM EDT
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One of the best out there. Each episode gets better and better. Great acting, excellent scripts. I look forward to each week's adventure.

One of the best out there. Each episode gets better and better. Great acting, excellent scripts. I look forward to each week's adventure.

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Jul 21, 2014 8:25AM EDT
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Great period piece.

Great period piece.

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Nov 23, 2015 4:45AM EST
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Wondering man finds a life building railroads - Sounds dull but...
Not a storyline that says watch me but that is only the skin of the show.....Its better in every way than the norm.
All around one guy really who is basically Ray Donovan in the 1800s
Cleverly written to have plotlines and progression of the characters, you find yourself following the story quickly and each season its own location as the railway moves along.

People knew how to wear hats back then, and beards...and mud. This show has more mud than any other show apart from Englands "Time team" with tony robinson where he digs holes and pretends to have found ancient buildings.

Hell on wheels is far better than many of its rival shows but has not be as well hyped. Catch a show to remember.

Wondering man finds a life building railroads - Sounds dull but...
Not a storyline that says watch me but that is only the skin of the show.....Its better in every way than the norm.
All around one guy really who is basically Ray Donovan in the 1800s
Cleverly written to have plotlines and progression of the characters, you find yourself following the story quickly and each season its own location as the railway moves along.

People knew how to wear hats back then, and beards...and mud. This show has more mud than any other show apart from Englands "Time team" with tony robinson where he digs holes and pretends to have found ancient buildings.

Hell on wheels is far better than many of its rival shows but has not be as well hyped. Catch a show to remember.

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Mar 16, 2015 1:51PM EDT
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I like it i love the cowboy feel to this show. 8.7/10

I like it i love the cowboy feel to this show. 8.7/10