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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #60 on: February 13, 2012, 01:26:51 PM »
At last! Some payback on the Swede, although he did kinda puss out.


If you didnt see it, The show got renewed for season 2. http://blogs.amctv.com/hell-on-wheels/2011/12/season-2-renewal.php

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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #61 on: February 15, 2012, 12:30:19 PM »
For those interested....have posted some commentary about Anson Mount and the show at my Westerns blog:

http://westernsreboot.com/2012/02/15/westward-southern-man-anson-mount-in-hell-on-wheels/

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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #62 on: March 09, 2012, 12:40:01 PM »
Howdy gang.....have another/new blog post about Hell on Wheels for those interested. It discusses the continuing effects
of the Civil War in the first episode:

http://westernsreboot.com/2012/03/04/grey-ghosts-confederate-echoes-in-hell-on-wheels/

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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #63 on: March 09, 2012, 03:47:02 PM »
Good read Billy.  Thanks for the heads up.  And I can't wait for the new season!
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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #64 on: March 13, 2012, 04:07:33 PM »
My blog went New Austin down into Mexico this week.  ;)

A new post for those interested:

http://westernsreboot.com/2012/03/12/the-west-starring-itself-pancho-villa-as-film-star/


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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #65 on: April 13, 2012, 12:10:42 AM »
Howdy again....for those interested....I have a new post on my blog that explores the issues of constructing the transcontinental
railway across the West and how those issues are portrayed in AMC's Hell on Wheels:

http://westernsreboot.com/2012/04/10/tracks-across-the-heartland-cultural-collisions-the-railway-in-hell-on-wheels/

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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #66 on: April 13, 2012, 12:13:55 AM »
So is this show worth checking out? Story aside, are the costumes and the settings faithfully true to the period?

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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #67 on: April 13, 2012, 12:13:27 PM »
Yes, Big Bad Joe, I would at very least recommend watching 2-3 episodes (i.e. in order to get a greater sense of the characters and storyline) and my understanding is that significant historical research has gone into the show's creation. If you notice, the train that is the centerpiece is true to the period (i.e. it is a smaller post-Civil War train rather than the larger late 19th-century locomotive). They have also drawn upon a number of antique firearms collectors to ensure that the weapons are true to the era.

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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #68 on: April 13, 2012, 07:27:34 PM »
The show lagged a bit in the middle, but the season finished very strongly imo. 
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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #69 on: May 11, 2012, 03:04:01 PM »
For those interested.....here is a small post about the launch of the second season for AMC's Hell on Wheels :

http://westernsreboot.com/2012/05/11/turn-the-dial-west-hell-on-wheels-rolling-into-second-season/

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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #70 on: May 23, 2012, 12:37:38 PM »
A quick follow-up....the date for the second season has now been announced:

http://westernsreboot.com/2012/05/23/arrivals-departures-2nd-season-date-announced-for-hell-on-wheels/

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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #71 on: May 23, 2012, 02:16:12 PM »
Woo hoo!  That's just about 2 1/2 months away! 
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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #72 on: June 28, 2012, 10:09:29 PM »
A new post with recent interview clip....actors Anson Mount and Common discuss the soon-to-arrive second season!

http://westernsreboot.com/2012/06/28/can-you-hear-the-train-acomin-actors-talk-season-two-of-hell-on-wheels/

Whenever I see any trailer for Season Two, I will post about it as well!  :D

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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #73 on: June 28, 2012, 11:21:07 PM »
Thanks for the info, Billy.  I imagine we will be getting trailers starting any day now.
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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #74 on: July 18, 2012, 04:11:30 PM »
FYI....the trailer for Season 2 just came out this past Monday....have posted it on my blog:

http://westernsreboot.com/2012/07/18/arriving-at-the-station-trailer-for-season-two-of-hell-on-wheels/

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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #75 on: July 18, 2012, 08:54:14 PM »
Looking good.  Just a few weeks away too! 
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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #76 on: July 18, 2012, 11:40:06 PM »
Season 2 woo woo woo you know it.
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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #77 on: July 26, 2012, 02:48:32 PM »
Greetings y'all......AMC has released a cast preview of the second season...have written about it (and have the clip) at this post:

http://westernsreboot.com/2012/07/26/follow-the-people-follow-the-rails-cast-preview-of-hell-on-wheels/

August 12th is soon!  :)

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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #78 on: August 01, 2012, 04:27:13 PM »
The official premiere for AMC's Hell on Wheels took place this past Monday, July 30th....wrote about it (and have a related clip) at this post:

http://westernsreboot.com/2012/08/01/cast-of-amcs-hell-on-wheels-premiere-season-two/

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Re: Hell on Wheels (slightly OT)
« Reply #79 on: August 13, 2012, 03:57:52 PM »
Anybody else watch the premiere last night?  It was ok but not great.  It looks like the season might pick up though.  I'd give it a 6.5/10 probably.
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