In Season 5, Cullen Bohannon finds himself a stranger in a strange land - the mountain town of Truckee, California, home to the Central Pacific Railroad. This rough railroad town teems with thousands of Chinese workers, foreign in language, culture and traditions.
I loved the series but the Season 5 DVD/BLU-Ray is not the complete season. It is only the first half of Season 5 at the same price I have paid for full seasons for this series. Shame on AMC for trying to milk more money out of fans and Shame on Amazon for not stating this was only a half season in the item description.
This review is for, "Hell on Wheels - Season 5" that I purchased and received instead the first half. I would have just waited for the whole season to be released if it had been honestly listed as just the first 7 episodes. Sorry AMC, you have just lost a customer for your dishonesty. Back it goes.
After looking at other reviews, I see I wasn't the only one duped by the "Season 5, Volume 1" scam. Shame on AMC for this consumer fraud, shame on Amazon for perpetuating it. Clearly, I won't be "purchasing" any more AMC products.
And while I'm here...I'll agree that this series got weaker from Season 4 on. But it was still worth watching, and I thought they did a fair job of wrapping it all up from a historical perspective. There's a lot worse stuff out there...
We love this show, and have ordered the collector's set, but this one just came today, and - oh, look - it's not the complete 5th season as it was listed on Amazon. Cheap shot, slightly pissed about this.
Originally this was advertised as Season 5 but released as just part one! An unnecessary rip-off by AMC -- where is the rest of the season?! Talk about false advertising -- if I had known it was only half I would never have brought but waited for the FULL SEASON.
BUYER BEWARE!!! THIS IS ONLY THE FIRST HALF OF SEASON FIVE!!! There is NO MENTION of this fact in the Amazon listing...only seen in small print at the bottom of the DVD photo! All four previous seasons where released as a complete season, never in two halves...A MONEY GRAB BY AMC!!! Returning my copy to Amazon.
This series is winding up, it has NOT been cancelled, the story is ending. The challenge is to give the characters the end of their story they deserve. The writers in this series are amazing. They strive to be as historically accurate as they can be and not only do I enjoy the acting, I also enjoy learning about the history of the railroad being built. I will be sad to see it go. We get half now and the last half later. I will be waiting week to week to see what is next.