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Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) and Elam Ferguson (Common)

Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) and Elam Ferguson (Common) in a scene from " Hell On Wheels" Season 1, Episode 1 . Credit: AMC

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. 

Here's my review from today's paper. 

And a couple of other things. First, a promo, and second, star Colm Meaney talking about the series on "Attack of the Show ":

 

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