IGN - Hell on Wheels: "Pilot" Review

IGN - For as many post-civil war stories there are, from the Spaghetti Westerns to the modern retakes on 3:10 to Yuma and Appaloosa, very few, I've found, have done a good job of capturing the time. That's not through any fault of the creators—there was so much going on in the 1860s that any attempt would come across like Mel Brooks' take on the Spanish Inquisition. There's the raiding and forced settlement of Native Americans and their land, the battles between the Union and Indians, gripping racial tensions post-reconstruction, Irish and Italian immigration, expansion westward, the beginning of robber barons and railroad barons and the awkward détente of confederates trying to find a place in a reestablished Union, just to name a few. A TV show that could capture the essence of the time and place, take its time telling the story, and tell it well, would knock it out of the park.

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alycakes2662d ago

I enjoyed the pilot but it wasn't great,great. I will give it a couple more weeks to see where the story is going to see if it's going to keep my attention.