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YMMV: Hell on Wheels
  • Arc Fatigue: The Swede's rivalry with Bohannon is starting to wear a bit thin for some people as of season four.
  • Broken Base: The show's pretty much split the audience in half since its airing.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: The Swede
    • Major Bendix has become quite popular for his Ax-Crazy speeches.
  • Growing the Beard: While the first season is generally agreed to be So Okay, It's Average, the show is considered to have become a lot more interesting the second season onwards.
  • Ho Yay: between Cullen and Elam, hell, the end of "Revelations" even has them riding off into the sunset together.
  • Magnificent Bastard: The Swede season 2 onwards
    • Durant has his momments too
  • So Okay, It's Average: Many, if not most, critics feel this way about the show. Being that this is on AMC, and that this series followed in the wake of the highly contested The Killing, this was not a good thing.
  • Special Effect Failure: Cullen finds a photograph where the face of the man who ordered his wife hanged is blurred out, in what is clearly a cheap Photoshop effect rather than any of the issues affecting photography at the time.
  • Values Dissonance: Casual racism towards African Americans, Native Americans, and the Irish for starters. Catholic and evangelical Protestant characters are not shy about declaring that members of the opposing faith will be damned to eternal Hellfire for practicing the wrong religion. When Mormons are introduced in Season 3, a significant portion of the cast considers them to be Always Chaotic Evil.

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