November 4, 2011 |
Don't expect to catch a high-speed train when tuning in to AMC's Western "Hell on Wheels" ( 9 p.m. Nov. 6; 2.5 stars ). The new series that explores the building of the Union Pacific railroad chugs along at its own, slow pace. Set in 1865, just after the Civil War, "Hell on Wheels" is basically a story of revenge, not unlike the Clint Eastwood's spaghetti Westerns. Former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannan (Anson Mount) is out to kill the group of Union soldiers who raped and murdered his wife.