Hell on Wheels

2011 • FX
4.6
142 reviews
MA15+
Rating
Eligible
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Season 1 episodes (10)

1 Pilot
11/6/11
A former confederate soldier journeys to the transcontinental railroad to seek vengeance.
2 Immoral Mathematics
11/13/11
Cullen fights for his life as he answers for his deadly actions. Lily struggles to survive in the wilderness, as Durant attempts to spin tragedy for political gain.
3 A New Birth of Freedom
11/20/11
Cullen's search for the sergeant is diverted by an unexpected obstacle. Durant organizes a search party to retrieve the missing Lily Bell.
4 Jemais Je Ne T'oublierai
11/27/11
Cullen closes in on the Sergeant. Durant pursues a hidden agenda while helping Lily recuperate.
5 Bread and Circuses
12/4/11
Durant's answer to the railroad's latest financial problems spurs a bare-knuckle brawl between Cullen and Elam.
6 Pride, Pomp, and Circumstance
12/11/11
Durant attempts to end ongoing negotiations with the Cheyenne by challenging them to a competition. Meanwhile Cullen and Elam scramble to prevent bloodshed in town.
7 Revelations
12/18/11
With Elam's life in the balance, Cullen must decide how much he's willing to risk. Meanwhile Durant faces financial ruin as Lily confronts the family of her late husband.
8 Derailed
1/1/12
Durant dispatches Cullen and Elam on a mission of vengeance. Lily struggles to find her place in Hell on Wheels.
9 Timshel
1/8/12
It's all hands on deck as Cullen and Lily work to meet the railroad's looming deadline. Elam and Joseph deal with the consequences of their violent mission.
10 God of Chaos
1/15/12
Cullen's new life on the railroad is put in jeopardy when he is forced to choose between his past and his future.

About this show

Hell on Wheels is a powerful story that captures the intensity and inspiration of the American West at a time when nothing less than the future of the nation was at stake. Set in post-Civil War America, Hell on Wheels tells the story of ex-Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon and his quest for revenge over the wartime death of his wife during the construction of the first Transcontinental Railroad.
4.6
142 reviews
EmCol
July 4, 2015
Have seen every episode to date, and this show is nothing short of fantastic. If you like shows like deadwood, justified, longmire.. You'll love this. It is a hybrid of the three, with the trigger happy protagonist like in justified, period like deadwood (and quite accurate), and gritty like longmire.
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dylan farlow
April 6, 2016
One of the them shows that you just can't stop watching
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Damith Abeysekera
February 27, 2017
An exceptional show, with fantastic direction and an amazing story. Truly takes you to the centre of the West and the railroad expansion. The landscape, the politics, the people... All of it... Amazing...
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