Hell On Wheels – The Complete First Season [Blu-ray]

Hell On Wheels – The Complete First Season [Blu-ray]

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Hell On Wheels - The Complete First Season [Blu-ray]

A Confederate soldier, out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who murdered his wife, follows their trail to the raucous, traveling town alongside the construction of the transcontinental railroad.

Hell On Wheels – The Complete First Season [Blu-ray]

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  1. 28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Outstanding Entertainment, February 7, 2012
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    R. Basden “sixstringer” (Wyoming USA) –
      

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    Extremely well done in every way. Production values are on a par with the best cinema. Has the grit and realism of Deadwood without the florid and stilted dialogue. No glaring weaknesses.

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  2. 36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    OUTSTANDING SERIES!!! A MUST SEE!!!, January 14, 2012
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    King Tremain (GA, US) –

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    I caught episode 6 while channel surfing last week and I was instantly hook. There were only a few episodes on demand through my satellite. I found the beginning of the series on Amazon and quickly caught up.

    The show is about the construction of the Union Pacific railroad shortly after the end of the Civil War. The show is historically accurate and the locations transport you to that time.

    Common is OUTSTANDING as Elam Ferguson! The characters are well developed and the acting is superb.

    I usually watch the HBO series, The Wire, Oz, Trueblood etc. because the stories can be told with less editing and a realness. This series can can compare with any of those shows.

    AMC has a great thing going and I hope that word gets out and people start tuning in. I am waiting on season 2 already.

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  3. 53 of 56 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Opinion of a Civil War re-enactor on the authenticity of Hell on Wheels., February 22, 2012
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    D. K. Haddad “Lab Lover” (Pennsylvania) –
      

    The AMC series “Hell on Wheels” is a wonderful glimpse of life after the Civil War during the building of the Transcontinental Railroad — a story line that has only been briefly touched-on in past westerns.

    Being raised during the Civil War myself (my parents were re-enactors) 😉 hee haw! I can confirm the scenes are spot-on with mud up to their shins, dirty canvas tents, era furnishings, period firearms, and mix and match uniforms remnants being the fashion statement of the time – very well done.

    The Cast and Story Line:
    Interlaced within the 1865 details is the unlikely friendship between an ex-confederate soldier and a former slave (flawlessly portrayed by Anson Mount and Common respectively). Their bond grows with each episode as their commonality becomes apparent and they have each other’s back in revolving dilemmas.

    Lily Bell (wonderfully portrayed by Irish actress Dominique McElligott) is half lady / half wildcat and cute as a button – we all want her to find happiness – hopefully with bad boy Cullen Bohannon as their attraction is apparent.

    Colm Meaney is perfect as the railroad tycoon, Thomas Durant, trying to control everything in a world of chaos.

    And villain “The Swede” played by Christopher Heyerdahl is the man you will love to hate. He is just deliciously sadistic and self righteous – someone who really needs to be tarred and feathered!

    The bumbling Irish brothers are always good for a laugh – love them and their 8-12 toes!

    Robin McLeavy plays Eva “the hooker” and she has had a horrible existence too and is fighting for her chance for a better life as her love, Elam, is also. She is tough and adorable at the same time.

    Reverend Cole (Tom Noonan) is a total loon; the man is as clueless as the day is long. He blurs the line between right and wrong continuously; but he can swing a sword like a ninja when he has to protect someone he cares about.

    Eddie Spears is Joseph “the resident Cheyenne “; he is intriguing too as he is also trapped between his past and his future, like many other characters in this unfolding story. But luckily he has caught the eye of Rev. Cole’s daughter, Ruth, and who knows where that is going in season two.

    Finally, the realistic details drew me into this series, but the intriguing story line and wonderful actors make this show just awesome. The accompanying soundtrack is also an unexpected treat. AMC has a winner with this series and it is a must have in your DVD collection.

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