Hell on Wheels

2011 TV-14 6 seasons

Hell on Wheels

2011 TV-14 6 seasons
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Former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon seeks his wife's killer as post-Civil War America struggles to rebuild its identity. His quest traverses the history of Reconstruction, peopled with railroad bosses, emancipated slaves and immigrants.
Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Common, Dominique McElligott, Eddie Spears, Ben Esler, Phil Burke, Christopher Heyerdahl, Robin McLeavy, Tom Noonan
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5:1
  • SEASON  5.2

Summary of Season 1 (2011) - 3 discs

After the Civil War, Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon seeks revenge on the Union soldiers who murdered his wife. His bloody quest takes him West, where he joins the tumultuous, nation-building effort to construct the Transcontinental Railroad.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.78:1
English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Widescreen 1.85:1
English SDH
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this adult-targeted drama portrays life more or less as it was in the post-Civil War "wild" West. That means you'll hear unbleeped language (including "s--t") along with racist terms like the N-word, "darky," and "chink," and see realistically violent conflict that results from stabbings, shootings and the like. Sexual content isn't graphic, but there's some sexual innuendo, kissing, and implied sex. Some characters drink socially, too, and occasionally get drunk.

Sexual Content

Sexual innuendo, with kissing and implied intercourse. Some characters are prostitutes.


Violence isn't constant, but it is realistic and bloody, with injuries caused by guns, arrows, knives, etc.


Unbleeped swearing includes "s--t," "damn," and "hell" (which, obviously, is in the title, too). Characters also use racist terms like "darky," "chink," and the N-word.

Social Behavior

The general mood is pretty bleak, with major themes of revenge, corruption, and greed. There's generally little sense of legality, either.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some social drinking, occasionally to the point of drunkenness.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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