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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... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/k0XoDjbEV8M/

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... //www.vulture.com/2012/08/tv-review-season-two-of-hell-on-wheels.html