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Outlander: Season 1 (2014-2015)

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Critic Consensus: Outlander is a unique, satisfying adaptation of its source material, brought to life by lush scenery and potent chemistry between its leads.

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After seeing her husband return from the Second World War, Claire Randall and her husband go on a second honeymoon only for Claire to fall through time back to 1740s Scotland. Soon the people of 1743 Scotland become suspicious of her and think she might be an English spy.

Cast

Caitriona Balfe
as Claire Randall
Sam Heughan
as Jamie Fraser
Tobias Menzies
as Frank Randall/Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall
Graham McTavish
as Dougal MacKenzie
Gary Lewis
as Colum MacKenzie
Duncan Lacroix
as Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser
Annette Badland
as Mrs. Fitzgibbons
Stephen Walters
as Angus Mhor
Lotte Verbeek
as Geillis Duncan
Laura Donnelly
as Jenny Fraser Murray
Grant O'Rourke
as Rupert MacKenzie
Steven Cree
as Ian Murray
Nell Hudson
as Laoghaire MacKenzie
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Critic Reviews for Outlander: Season 1

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (27)

It's period drama, unfolding at a period pace. Whether you get hooked probably depends on how you like Claire [Caitriona Balfe]. It's hard not to.

August 8, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Outlander is beautifully shot throughout, which somewhat makes up for some of the early tedium. It may not ever rise to the level of enthralling. But by the second episode, the story at hand is flexing a firmer grip.

August 6, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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"Outlander" distills a tasty spirit all its own.

August 6, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Always fascinating and often quite odd, mad, and weird, Outlander has the most peculiar mix of gothic horror, swashbuckling adventure, magical fantasy, and romance you're likely to experience on TV.

April 6, 2015 | Full Review…

It was enormously refreshing to see an epic, gruesome fantasy series told from a female perspective, and Balfe maintained a lovely balance of bewilderment at her situation, rational assessment and defiant competence in dealing with it.

March 26, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A promising period drama/time travel adventure is in serious danger of being smothered to death.

September 15, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Outlander: Season 1

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Incredible daring and full of adventure, Season 1 of Outlander is a fresh and exciting series from Ronald D. Moore. Based on a bestseller book series, the show follows a nurse named Claire Randall who, while vacationing in Scotland on a second honeymoon with her husband following the end of World War II, is magically transported back to the 18th century where she becomes entangled in the Scottish uprising against the British. Co-produced by Ira Steven Behr, the show is especially well-crafted with a remarkably gritty and authentic look and feel. And the writing is quite impressive, avoiding a lot of the clich├ęs and tropes of time travel. Yet the show's strengths are also its weaknesses, as the grittiness can often turn ugly and vulgar. And the overarching story doesn't seem to have a clear direction. Season 1 of Outlander is extraordinarily ambitious, but it has limited appeal due to its crudity and explicit sex and violence.

DannM.

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