Hell on Wheels:

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1 TuefelHundenIV6th Nov 2011 07:41:25 PM from Wandering. , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
A new AMC series that premered on November 6, 2011. Another western series.

Set in the 1860s at the beginning of Reconstruction, the series follows Cullen Bohannon, a former Confederate soldier, who is determined to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who murdered his wife. His quest for vengeance sends him westward to Nebraska's "Hell on Wheels," the lawless town that moves with the construction of the transcontinental railroad. However, things get complicated when a Cheyenne tribe attacks the construction of the railroad, determined to destroy the project because it is being built through their lands.

Our newly created page for the series is here. Hell on Wheels

It needs a good image and plenty more tropes.

edited 6th Nov '11 8:06:07 PM by TuefelHundenIV

"Who watches the watchmen?"
2 Nohbody6th Nov 2011 08:02:39 PM from Somewhere in Dixie , Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
You forgot a * BTW. tongue

Anyway, added Roaring Rampage of Revenge, but I don't think I'll be following this show, so that's probably the limit of my editing for the page. Didn't really catch my interest, and what I saw wasn't enough to make me want to give it a further chance.
3 TuefelHundenIV6th Nov 2011 08:06:36 PM from Wandering. , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
I will wait and see what time slot it falls into. It looks to have some interesting potential.
"Who watches the watchmen?"
4 Dekunobo6th Nov 2011 08:52:06 PM from underground bunker
I'm watching it as I type this. I'll add a few entries.
RIP Monty
looked good. I'll check it out when I get a chance
6 TuefelHundenIV8th Nov 2011 12:12:21 PM from Wandering. , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
They wasted no time into folks dieing or being abused.
"Who watches the watchmen?"
The premise is such a massive turnoff that I have given the show a pass on general principle : Ta-Nishi is right, it is another piece of lost cause apolagia and I cannot tolerate it. It grates about as badly as a show that took holocaust denialism seriously as a founding premise. (these also exist. I dont watch them either)
8 TuefelHundenIV8th Nov 2011 01:47:45 PM from Wandering. , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
What you said makes little sense. In what way is it a lost cause apologia and comparing it to holocaust denial is a serious stretch.
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http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/11/the-politically-correct-confederacy/247894/

says it better than I am likely to do. The basic problem is that the ACW was perhaps the most just war in history - in terms of the righteousness of the northern cause, in terms of the quite remarkably low civilian casualties... If ever there was a righteous war, this was it. And you know what? This makes for an excellent setting for tv / movies. I mean, you could easily use the south much like the nazis are deployed in film and tv: Excellent mustacio-twirling villians whos evil is quite adequately established by their uniform. Or average joes conscripted into the service of a vile cause. And.. I very rarely see that. Instead we get this kind of crap.

edited 8th Nov '11 2:05:13 PM by Izeinsummer

10 TuefelHundenIV8th Nov 2011 02:32:38 PM from Wandering. , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
Tiny flaw. This is post civil war during American expansion. And there has been one episode. Both you and that very short article are making some pretty broad and assuming points after only having the premier. I am failing to see any of their points. All the characters shown so far are far from nice or just people.
"Who watches the watchmen?"
11 Merlo8th Nov 2011 02:36:23 PM from the masochist chamber
*hrrrrrk*
Looks interesting... anyplace I can watch it online? I don't have TV.
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am...
12 TuefelHundenIV8th Nov 2011 04:40:57 PM from Wandering. , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
Merlo: Dunno. It may become available on something like hulu or crackle later.
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13 TheWesterner11th Nov 2011 04:16:23 AM from The Land of Fools
Malicious
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I was wondering why frisbees got bigger as they got closer then it hit me.
I Am The Walrus
Anson Mount is trying way too hard to look like Josh Brolin.
They look alike, but it seems unintentional. And you make it sound like a bad thing.

Overall, I'm digging this.
That's my dream. It's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor and surviving.

I Am The Walrus
Josh Brolin tried doing a Western with Jonah Hex. And it failed.

It reminds me too much of that.
17 TuefelHundenIV15th Nov 2011 12:38:28 PM from Wandering. , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
I kinda like the Swede.
"Who watches the watchmen?"
Yeah, I'm interested to see how things will pan out between The Swede and Bohannon.

Also would like it if we never know his actual name. Keeps the mystery...
That's my dream. It's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor and surviving.

19 Taelor20th Nov 2011 02:59:34 PM from The Paths of Spite
Don't Forget To Smile
says it better than I am likely to do. The basic problem is that the ACW was perhaps the most just war in history - in terms of the righteousness of the northern cause, in terms of the quite remarkably low civilian casualties... If ever there was a righteous war, this was it. And you know what? This makes for an excellent setting for tv / movies. I mean, you could easily use the south much like the nazis are deployed in film and tv: Excellent mustacio-twirling villians whos evil is quite adequately established by their uniform. Or average joes conscripted into the service of a vile cause. And.. I very rarely see that. Instead we get this kind of crap.
Let me just say that if you present me with two narratives of a historical event, one with a clear "heroic" side and and a clear "villainous" side (and, coincidentally, the heroes are the ones who won and therefore got to write the history books), and another where everyone involved are amoral bastards, it's not even a question which one I'm going to find more believable.
20 TuefelHundenIV20th Nov 2011 03:26:46 PM from Wandering. , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
Or you can take the realistic view and know both sides were rotten self serving assholes.

I am intrested in the story because the characters are not exactly nice moral people. They are clearly not nice people.
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21 Taelor20th Nov 2011 03:34:33 PM from The Paths of Spite
Don't Forget To Smile
^ That was the view that I was implying to be correct.
22 TuefelHundenIV20th Nov 2011 03:36:15 PM from Wandering. , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
Shrugs. Close enough :P
"Who watches the watchmen?"
The Swede's not a very nice guy.

Hehe... Negro Nemesis.
That's my dream. It's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor and surviving.

24 tricksterson12th Dec 2011 10:19:53 AM from Behind you with an icepick , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
Never Trust
Who in this show is? Well okay the preacher and his First Nations apprentice are and maybe the two Irish boys, but that's about it.

edited 12th Dec '11 10:21:36 AM by tricksterson

If it's an authority figure and it's breathing it's guilty
25 TuefelHundenIV12th Dec 2011 12:29:28 PM from Wandering. , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
Getting ugly. Next episode has more killing and maiming :3
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