TV Review: HELL ON WHEELS – Season 2 – “Durant, Nebraska”

Eva (Robin McLeavy) stares on in HELL ON WHEELS Durant, Nebraska | (c) 2012 Michelle Faye/AMC

Stars: Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Common, Dominique McElligott, Tom Noonan, Christopher Heyerdahl Writer:  John Shiban  Director: Adam Davidson    Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: August 19, 2012 Well at the end of the last episode of HELL ON WHEELS we left Cullen Bohannan (Anson Mount) in a bit of a bad spot, which is pretty much where the new episode “Durant, Nebraska” picks up…but I want to actually talk about another moment of this episode first. There is a really well shot, completely speechless moment between Bohannan and the Swede (Christopher Heyerdahl) after Bohannan has surveyed his new living […]Read On »


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TV Review: HELL ON WHEELS – Season 2 Premiere – “Viva La Mexico”

HELL ON WHEELS - Season 2 Key Art | ©2012 AMC

Stars: Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Common, Dominique McElligott, Tom Noonan, Christopher Heyerdahl Writer:  Tony Gayton & Joe Gayton  Director: David Von Ancken    Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: August 12, 2012 Time for another of my favorite shows to return this week! With “Viva La Mexico,” HELL ON WHEELS makes its end of summer return. This gritty and entertaining Western series is a great filler for the void left in anybody’s life by Deadwood. The langue isn’t as rough as Deadwood, but the production value, writing, and characters are engaging. I’m not a huge fan of westerns in particular, […]Read On »


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Exclusive Interview: HELL ON WHEELS Co-Creator Joe Gayton dusts off the western for AMC

HELL ON WHEELS - Season 1 poster | ©2011 AMC

AMC’s HELL ON WHEELS, which airs Sundays at 10 PM, is a historical Western drama based in fact. Right after the American Civil War, Thomas “Doc” Durant (played in the series by Colm Meaney) really did set out to build a cross-Continental railroad with government funds and underpaid workers. With this as a narrative foundation, series creators/executive producers/brothers Joe Gayton and Tony Gayton have crafted a story focusing on Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount), a Confederate veteran seeking vengeance on the men who killed his wife. Other major characters are Elam(Common), a former slave avenging wrongs done to him, Lily Bell (Dominique McElligott), […]Read On »


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Exclusive Interview: Colm Meaney is HELL ON WHEELS

Colm Meaney in HELL ON WHEELS - Season 1 | ©2011 AMC/Chris Large

On AMC’s new series HELL ON WHEELS, Sundays at 10 PM, American Civil War Confederate veteran Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) is on the trail of the people who murdered his wife. To that end, he takes a job with the Union Pacific Railroad, working on construction of what will be the first North American transcontinental railroad at the same time he seeks vengeance. The man in charge of this gargantuan rail expansion is Thomas “Doc” Durant, played by Colm Meaney. Durant may come across as a larger than life figure, but the man is a part of real American history, […]Read On »


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