Originally Posted by NewChief
Salon is pretty high on this. Says that it takes a few episodes to pick up steam, but that it's pretty interesting and unique once it does.
That's a point that probably needs to be reinforced every time a new show hits the air. We're so instant gratification, culturally now, that if a show isn't the best thing ever starting with the pilot, we write it off. I don't have anything specific in mind as I say that, but I bet there's a long list of programs in the last decade that have gotten cancelled, continued to air a couple of episodes and gotten really good right as they gasp out their last breath.
Shows sometimes take time to find their legs. And, hell, sometimes shows start off great and go into the shitter.
I say all this without watching Hell on Wheels. It's just a general commentary...