Dec 122013
 

For this week’s Fan Art – Here’s Cullen and Lilly by nerdboy69

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Sorry for the mix up earlier; from the comments I read below the picture, I was under the impression it was from Hell On Wheels (in fact it was classified as such!) Sorry.  Enjoy this!

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Oct 102013
 

hell_on_wheels_by_spencerplatt-d5ducu1This week’s work is by artist Spencer Platt of Mr. Bohanon from Hell On Wheels.

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Hell on Wheels  Episode 3.10 (Season Finale): Get Behind the Mule

Hell on Wheels Episode 3.10 (Season Finale): Get Behind the Mule

Oct 6, 2013

Pin your ear to the wisdom post Pin your eye to the line Never let the weeds get higher than the garden Always keep a sapphire in your mind Always keep a diamond in your mind. —Tom Waits, “Get Behind the Mule“

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Breaking Bad is over? Don’t despair!

Sep 29, 2013

Breaking Bad is over. Hell on Wheels is over for the season. But we are still bringing you great TV! The Walking Dead Season 4 premieres Monday, October 7. Our new Walking Dead writer is Peg Aloi. I’ll be writing Masters of Sex. In addition, I’ll be keeping up with Agents of SHIELD. I’m not [...]

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Hell on Wheels 3.09: Fathers and Sins

Hell on Wheels 3.09: Fathers and Sins

Sep 29, 2013

Victory needs an audience, and you is he. Water is renewal. It is rebirth. It is where things transform. To open the episode with Cullen Bohannon washing his face is to suggest that this is an episode where everything changes for him. And as much as Hell on Wheels tends to go for artsy cinematography [...]

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Hell on Wheels Episode 3.08: It Happened in Boston

Hell on Wheels Episode 3.08: It Happened in Boston

Sep 22, 2013

What happened in Boston, Mickey? SPOILERS AHEAD: This is what I was talking about with Searchers; someone in the writer’s room likes to throw in references, not because they pertain to some hidden meaning in the episode, but because they’re fun. The Death of Sean is not the Death of a Salesman. I guess the [...]

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Hell on Wheels Episode 3.07: Cholera

Hell on Wheels Episode 3.07: Cholera

Sep 15, 2013

Imagine, plan, build. That’s what we empire builders do. We could make a case that Hell on Wheels is about American grandiosity. This empire-building, with its concurrent corruption and amorality, as well as its vision and optimism, it’s a story worth telling, isn’t it? Or, framed differently, the passion to build is ever-present, whether for [...]

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Hell on Wheels Episode 3.06: One Less Mule

Hell on Wheels Episode 3.06: One Less Mule

Sep 8, 2013

Ulysses S. Grant: I’m smarter than I look. Are you? Cullen Bohannon: I don’t know. Oh, the tropes came out this week. Kangaroo court? Check. An honest man tricked into self-harm because of his honesty? Check. One soldier saving another because they relate as civilians do not? Check. I can hear those Basketcases who have [...]

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Hell on Wheels Episode 3.05: Searchers

Hell on Wheels Episode 3.05: Searchers

Sep 1, 2013

The most recent episode of Hell on Wheels, Searchers, has a title that demands to be understood as a reference to a movie that many consider the greatest Western of all time, John Ford’s The Searchers, starring John Wayne. Both the film and the episode deal with the search for a missing daughter/niece (she is [...]

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Hell on Wheels Episode 3.04: The Game

Hell on Wheels Episode 3.04: The Game

Aug 26, 2013

God can have a sense of humor, too. I’m going to dial back on my belief that the Swede is going to slaughter his Mormon benefactors. Our Mr. Anderson is attracted to power and knows how to play up to the powerful. His recently acquired knowledge that Mormon Dad (Joseph Dutson, according to the credits) [...]

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Hell on Wheels Episode 3.03: Range War

Hell on Wheels Episode 3.03: Range War

Aug 22, 2013

Thanks for your patience in waiting for this review while I was on my honeymoon! Range wars, the fight for turf in the American West, form the basis for this past Sunday’s Hell on Wheels episode. Turf for cattle to range freely versus turf for the railroad is a historic reality, and leads in to [...]

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Hell on Wheels Episodes 301/302: Big Bad Wolf/Eminent Domain

Hell on Wheels Episodes 301/302: Big Bad Wolf/Eminent Domain

Aug 10, 2013

Like all Southerners you’re doomed. And you smell. Hell on Wheels is a marvelous show with a clean, straight-ahead narrative. It’s plain good storytelling with enormous visual appeal. I cut my critical teeth writing about Mad Men. As a result, I tend to be looking for deeper themes whenever I write about a show. HoW [...]

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The Return of Hell on Wheels: August 10

The Return of Hell on Wheels: August 10

Aug 5, 2013

Hell on Wheels returns Saturday, August 10, at 9pm Eastern. For a reminder of where Season 2 left off, AMC has an excellent recap video. Hell on Wheels is a Basket of Kisses favorite. I think it’s the unsung genius of AMC’s lineup. Mad Men and Breaking Bad get all the praise, and The Walking [...]

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