You may have heard about this new AMC series Sundays called "Hell on Wheels" and if so, my early read is a good one. Not for all tastes, not for most tastes, but it is ambitious and well-acted and nicely filmed (in Alberta).
Oh, and yes: It's a western. That's right. An honest-to-gawd western. Reviews have been decidedly mixed so far, and I can see some of the complaints, and briefly address them in my take. But overall my takeaway is positive, in part because it is so different.
And a couple of other things. First, a promo, and second, star Colm Meaney talking about the series on "Attack of the Show ":