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HELL ON WHEELS EPISODE REVIEW / PREVIEW – DRAMATIC PAUSE

The upcoming October 4th episode of AMC’s Hell on Wheels, the tenth of an expanded 13-episode season, will mark the final show prior to a five-week break on the network. The popular Western series, which dramatizes the building of Union Pacific transcontinental railroad in the post-Civil War years, will return on November 8th to complete…

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THE CASE FOR LONGMIRE – HIT WESTERN SHOW LOOKS FOR NEW HOME

The contemporary Western TV series Longmire, which has been hosted by the A&E network since 2012, is looking for a new home. Despite averaging over 5.5 million viewers per episode in its recent 3rd season, A&E has cancelled the show. The cable network claims that Longmire’s audience was older than their desired advertising demographic and…

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NEW CHICAGO RAILROAD BOOK ARRIVING SOON

A new illustrated book that chronicles the history of Chicago as a railroad hub is coming down the track. Chicago: America’s Railroad Capital (The Illustrated History: 1836 to Today) is a collaborative effort guided by author and photographer Brian Solomon, whose work is joined by that of three rail journalists. Chicago: America’s Railroad Capital looks at…

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GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW – PARIAH, MISSOURI

Released in 2013, Pariah, Missouri is a Western graphic novel series written by Andres Salazar (with pencils by Jose Pescador). An interesting blend of the Western genre with mystery and the supernatural, this site has reviewed the first book in the series, Answering the Call (2013).  Things are not what they appear to be in…

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HELL ON WHEELS SEASON 4 RATINGS (UPDATE)

AMC’s acclaimed Western series Hell on Wheels, which dramatizes the construction of the Union Pacific transcontinental railroad in the post-Civil War years, has now reached the one-quarter mark of its fourth season. The current 13-episode season represents an expansion from the previous 10-episode length of prior years. Following its fourth episode on August 23, Hell…

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FINAL EPISODE OF GUNSLINGERS SERIES TONIGHT ON AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL

The six-part Gunslingers series airs its final episode tonight (August 24th) at 10pm ET/PT on the American Heroes Channel. The series, which debuted on July 20th, has thus far explored the lives of such famous Wild West “pistoleers” as Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok, and John Wesley Hardin. Tonight’s final…