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Hell on Wheels: Season 2 (2012)




Critic Consensus: While it still feels like it's finding its legs, the second season of Hell on Wheels is more confident than the first and perfectly acceptable for those in need of a Western fix.


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Season 2 follows the activities surrounding the Union Pacific Railroad's westward expansion, and opens with Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) and Elam Ferguson (Common) on opposite sides of the law. Hostility from the Sioux halts the railroad's momentum. After tragedy and disorder present threats to the railroad's future, efforts are made to preserve the railroad as well as protect the town.


Anson Mount
as Cullen Bohannon
Colm Meaney
as Thomas "Doc" Durant
as Elam Ferguson
Ben Esler
as Sean McGinnes
Philip Burke
as Mickey McGinnes
Phil Burke (II)
as Mickey McGinnes
Eddie Spears
as Joseph Black Moon
Virginia Madsen
as Hannah Durant
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Critic Reviews for Hell on Wheels: Season 2

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

The cast is good, while the Old West still feels especially beautiful and perilous.

August 12, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

While it may not feature Johnny Depp clowning around Jack Sparrow style, Hell on Wheels is a lot more entertaining.

July 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Everything feels like it's more or less a continuation of the first season with a little extra spice.

August 12, 2012 | Rating: 4.3/5 | Full Review…

The show is becoming much stronger than its first season ever hinted it would be.

August 12, 2012 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

Dramatically, the show feels as stalled as the trains, which have nowhere to go.

August 12, 2012 | Full Review…

Hell on Wheels seems to be puttering around a circular track, with no straightway in sight.

August 12, 2012 | Full Review…

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