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(Entertainment Weekly)   AMC renews "Hell on Wheels" which is apparently a show that is on their network   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 62
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2011-12-28 10:59:21 AM
They tried to cancel it, but Colm Meaney cut their balls off.
 
2011-12-28 11:30:26 AM
Thought it had a lot of potential but I stopped watching after 3 episodes
 
2011-12-28 11:33:28 AM

SoCalSurfer: Thought it had a lot of potential but I stopped watching after 3 episodes


I think I've watched 3 or 4 too... not that it is "bad", but, it hasn't grabbed me enough like Breaking Bad that I really "need" to watch more episodes. If I get bored I might watch some more on the DVR.
 
2011-12-28 11:47:10 AM

dletter: I think I've watched 3 or 4 too... not that it is "bad", but, it hasn't grabbed me enough like Breaking Bad that I really "need" to watch more episodes. If I get bored I might watch some more on the DVR.


The last episode was pretty good. They actually had action and wrapped up several of the less compelling plotlines. I'm still not sure exactly where they're going with it though.
 
2011-12-28 12:00:57 PM

Mentat: dletter: I think I've watched 3 or 4 too... not that it is "bad", but, it hasn't grabbed me enough like Breaking Bad that I really "need" to watch more episodes. If I get bored I might watch some more on the DVR.

The last episode was pretty good. They actually had action and wrapped up several of the less compelling plotlines. I'm still not sure exactly where they're going with it though.


I'm paraphrasing from somewhere (Slashfilm, maybe?) but the best parts of Breaking Bad come from telling small stories - a high school chemistry teacher gets cancer; meanwhile, Hell on Wheels is trying to tell a giganto-story about American manifest destiny, racial tensions with Indians, reconstruction after slavery, etc. The only thing Hell on Wheels should be about is Bohannon's quest for revenge. The last few episodes seem like he's forgotten all about his dead wife.

That said, I am enjoying it. Colm Meaney is awsomely evil, and Bohannon is like a dirty, scruffy hero. I'm not giving up on it just yet.
 
2011-12-28 12:04:48 PM
I like the tension in HoW.
None of the characters particularly like each other, but are chained by their motives.
Guy A cant kill guy B because A needs something from guy C. And guy C needs B alive... etc.

I'm curious how the dominos will fall.
 
2011-12-28 12:30:37 PM
As far as I'm concerned they can run the Yule Log until Breaking Bad comes back.
 
2011-12-28 12:42:29 PM

Bukharin: I like the tension in HoW.
None of the characters particularly like each other, but are chained by their motives.
Guy A cant kill guy B because A needs something from guy C. And guy C needs B alive... etc.

I'm curious how the dominos will fall.


I dig it... I like the characters and how they're developing.

Definitely curious to see how it'll play out.
 
2011-12-28 01:20:12 PM
I have enjoyed it so far, but it needs to pick up the pace.
 
2011-12-28 01:34:59 PM

violentsalvation: I have enjoyed it so far, but it needs to pick up the pace.


this. It's a good show, with the potential to be great.
 
2011-12-28 02:51:07 PM
Meh. he does baddie very nice, but Chief O'Brien is no IAN FARKING MCSHANE.

/let me know when one of the whores does voiceovers for Robot Chicken
 
2011-12-28 02:53:17 PM
Its very existence taps into my Deadwood rage and renders me unable to watch it.
 
2011-12-28 02:58:13 PM
I will assert my independent thought:

I love this TV show. Each of the characters is fully drawn. The plots go in ways that I cannot predict. The actors (especially Colm) seem to be enjoying themselves.

The Swede is such an awesome bad guy that I can't not giggle with delight when he's on screen. But he's not just an asshole, he's a sympathetic character too. Like Jayne's asshole, he thinks the show is about him. He thinks he's righteous, and that makes him work.

Common is farking brilliant.

That is all.
 
2011-12-28 02:58:51 PM

otherginger: Its very existence taps into my Deadwood rage and renders me unable to watch it.


Well, yeah. Deadwood. But watch it anyway.
 
2011-12-28 03:07:14 PM
only cost you a dollar...

img.poptower.com
 
2011-12-28 03:08:20 PM
Marathon Sunday.
 
2011-12-28 03:09:38 PM
It's no Deadwood, but it's not bad. And eventually Bohannon and Ferguson will take their shirts off again so I'll keep watching.
 
2011-12-28 03:11:06 PM
Anything that involves Ron Perlman AND Danny Trejo at the same time is fine in my book.
 
2011-12-28 03:13:48 PM
Aaaawwww... I was hoping it was a show about the roller derby :(
 
2011-12-28 03:13:49 PM

Mentat: I'm still not sure exactly where they're going with it though.


Presumably Promontory Point, Utah.
 
2011-12-28 03:16:08 PM

Mildot: only cost you a dollar...

[img.poptower.com image 400x600]


And she can slice boiled eggs in her mouth.
 
2011-12-28 03:17:46 PM

Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher: Presumably Promontory Point Summit, Utah.


FTFM
 
2011-12-28 03:19:17 PM

Lionel Mandrake: violentsalvation: I have enjoyed it so far, but it needs to pick up the pace.

this. It's a good show, with the potential to be great.


I suspect it will be like most shows on AMC and tear through the last few episodes like a runaway locomotive.
 
kab
2011-12-28 03:31:13 PM

Mildot: only cost you a dollar...


do. want.

I had high hopes for the show as well... and while it's good enough to keep me tuned in, it's just not as great as I thought it would be.

Christopher Heyerdahl is one of the best castings I've seen in a while.
 
2011-12-28 03:31:56 PM
Thats a great damn show!!

deadwood...yeah, I still got rage over that
 
2011-12-28 03:41:41 PM
Glad to hear it. Looking forward to some more development.
 
2011-12-28 03:41:45 PM

violentsalvation: I have enjoyed it so far, but it needs to pick up the pace.


Pretty much this. I have not been anxiously awaiting new episodes since about ep 3. In fact, I'm probably 2 episodes behind right now. If it doesn't get going soon, I'm going to lose interest.
 
2011-12-28 04:14:41 PM

rjakobi: Anything that involves Ron Perlman AND Danny Trejo at the same time is fine in my book.


lulz
 
2011-12-28 04:15:35 PM

Mentat: I'm still not sure exactly where they're going with it though.


doctorwhotv.co.uk

Fixed point.
 
2011-12-28 04:17:41 PM
this freakin show gets renewed but AMC let Rubicon which was an awesome show fall by the wayside ...wtf?
 
2011-12-28 04:33:47 PM
Never heard of it. Is it about Hell and/or wheels?
 
2011-12-28 04:56:48 PM

ogie666: this freakin show gets renewed but AMC let Rubicon which was an awesome show fall by the wayside ...wtf?


Let me remind you that they renewed The Killing.
 
2011-12-28 05:15:53 PM
I will not give this show a chance until Common grows a proper old west beard and not this metro-sexual-trimmed crap.

/Only seen commercials
 
2011-12-28 06:13:35 PM
I was sure it had died of dysentery.
 
2011-12-28 06:14:02 PM
Awesome news. Superb performances from one and all,especially the luscious English lass and Christopher "The Swede" Heyerdahl-the latter deserving far better than the snore-fest Sanctuary.
 
2011-12-28 06:20:57 PM

Lionel Mandrake: violentsalvation: I have enjoyed it so far, but it needs to pick up the pace.

this. It's a good show, with the potential to be great.


Ditto.
 
2011-12-28 06:24:42 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Marathon Sunday.


Thanks for the reminder.
 
2011-12-28 06:27:17 PM

Mildot: only cost you a dollar...

[img.poptower.com image 400x600]



from all appearances,she'll be worth it.
 
2011-12-28 06:29:10 PM

crazy...like a fox: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Marathon Sunday.

Thanks for the reminder.


x2.

/need something new to view now that Boardwalk E. and Breaking Bad are on break.
 
2011-12-28 07:09:05 PM

Mildot: only cost you a dollar...

[img.poptower.com image 400x600]


Here's her real-life counterpart, for anyone who might be curious: Link (new window)

Also, I felt kind of stupid when I actually found out the origins of the phrase Hell on Wheels. It seems like something that I should have learned about in school, but never did...
 
2011-12-28 07:53:26 PM

rjakobi: Anything that involves Ron Perlman AND Danny Trejo at the same time is fine in my book.


http://www.break.com/index/trailer-for-movie-based-on-epic-beard-man- 2 279314
 
2011-12-28 07:54:49 PM
http://www.break.com/index/trailer-for-movie-based-on-epic-beard-man-2 279314
 
2011-12-28 08:04:53 PM
Link (new window)
 
2011-12-28 08:14:20 PM
I also somewhat lost interest after about the 3rd episode due to the slow pace. I gave it another shot and got caught up a few days ago and it's worth it; the last episode was intense. Also for anyone wondering where it is going you can look up the history of the Union Pacific railroad because thus far it appears to be accurately portraying the true events while fictionalizing the social dynamics (much like Deadwood).
 
2011-12-28 09:04:55 PM

Iggie: Here's her real-life counterpart, for anyone who might be curious: Link (new window)


Well that was interesting. Thank you.
 
2011-12-28 09:07:50 PM
I tried it. The pilot didn't hook me, and I love westerns. This was just... Boring.
 
2011-12-28 09:42:57 PM
Good actors, but it's probably the most boring thing I've attempted to watch this year. The writers can be fired and new ones brought in, but this will statistically just result in it being even worse.
 
2011-12-28 09:46:33 PM

Captain Oates: I also somewhat lost interest after about the 3rd episode due to the slow pace. I gave it another shot and got caught up a few days ago and it's worth it; the last episode was intense. Also for anyone wondering where it is going you can look up the history of the Union Pacific railroad because thus far it appears to be accurately portraying the true events while fictionalizing the social dynamics (much like Deadwood).


My step-dad works at UP and he said they were more or less told by corporate that they didn't feel the company was well portrayed in the series. They weren't told not to watch it, corporate just basically insulted the series
 
2011-12-28 10:01:47 PM
Crooked railway barons, corrupt politicians, trigger-happy cutthroats, lynch mobs, whores, extortioners, post-civil war rage and murderous natives.....what's not to love?

Keep watching. It will only get better.

Yes, Deadwood was great, but it's history. Work with what you got.
 
2011-12-28 10:49:28 PM
I LOVE this show.

But, I'm not a 22-year-old with ADD, so what do I know?
 
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