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Hell on Wheels--Season 2 Premiere-Sunday-August 12--(Promo Video)
Tags: amc, hell, show, wheels
I, for one, am looking forward to this one! A few weeks ago, while home from work on a medical leave, I happened to stumble across this series on my cable system's "On Demand" programming. I watched all 10 episodes (relatively commercial-free, too!) in two days (mini-marathon style), and I am hooked! I thought I'd watch the first episode to see if it was even worth watching, and boy, was it ever. I'm not thrilled about the graphic violence, though, but the story, acting, and especially Anson Mount's character, Cullen Bohannon, are just too compelling for me. What a series!
I am extremly PO'd. My cable provider dropped AMC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Looking Forward to Sunday night for the season premiere.
I'm looking forward to season two. I have season one on Blue Ray and watched each episode waiting for August 12th. I'm hooked too!!
Thanks for posting this. I'm going to finally check it out.
11 AM E.T. tomorrow AMC will be showing the Season 1 Marathon of Hell On Wheels
Grenville M. Dodge UP Chief Engineer.
During the 1865 campaign in the Laramie Mountains in Wyoming (known then as the Black Hills), while escaping from a war-party, Dodge realized he had found a pass for the Union Pacific Railroad, west of the Platte River. In May 1866, he resigned from the military and, with the endorsement of Generals Grant and Sherman, became the Union Pacific's chief engineer and thus a leading figure in the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.
Dodge's job was to plan the route and devise solutions to any obstacles encountered. Dodge had been hired by Thomas Clark Durant who was the major investor in the Union Pacific. Durant was also defrauding the company and manipulated the route to suit his land-holdings. This brought him into vicious conflict with Dodge. Eventually Durant imposed a consulting engineer named Silas Seymour to spy and interfere with Dodge's decisions.
Seeing that Durant was making a fortune, Dodge bought shares in Durant's company, Crédit Mobilier, which was the main contractor on the project. He made a substantial profit, but when the scandal of Durant's dealings emerged, Dodge removed himself to Texas to avoid testifying in the inquiry.
AMC advertised last night a rerun of the miniseries "Into The West" starting Sept 2..
Looking forward to seeing Into the West.
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