• Network: AMC
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 6, 2011
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Aug 3, 2012
    83
    It's a measure of how absorbing Hell on Wheels is that each of these characters has evolved into someone we know and, in varying degrees,m root for. [10 Aug 2012, p.65]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Aug 13, 2013
    5
    I can't understand how people loved this season more than the previous one. First season was perfect but this?! Awful! Full of soap opera,I can't understand how people loved this season more than the previous one. First season was perfect but this?! Awful! Full of soap opera, full of disappointment. I hated season 2. Full Review »
  2. Oct 10, 2012
    10
    I have loved this show from the beginning. The writing leaves me each week in a state of looking forward to the next episode at BattlestarI have loved this show from the beginning. The writing leaves me each week in a state of looking forward to the next episode at Battlestar Gallactica. The characters are so evolving each episode that I don't care what part of the story ie.. the rail... is driven forward but what the characters are doing. Too bad more folks don't know their history or more would appreciate the show. There is so much that can be said without saying much. Thanks AMC. Full Review »
  3. Nov 7, 2013
    1
    The first season was great, reminded me of Deadwood's excitement and believability. Seasons 2 episodes have the same arc...boring, boring,The first season was great, reminded me of Deadwood's excitement and believability. Seasons 2 episodes have the same arc...boring, boring, boring, cliffhanger. AMC does best when they stick with the original show runner see seasons 3 and 4 of Walking Dead. Full Review »