Outlander: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 52


Audience Score

User Ratings: 2514
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Air date: Aug 9, 2014
Air date: Aug 16, 2014
Air date: Aug 23, 2014
Air date: Aug 30, 2014
Air date: Sep 6, 2014
Air date: Sep 13, 2014
Air date: Sep 20, 2014
Air date: Sep 27, 2014
Air date: Apr 4, 2015
Air date: Apr 11, 2015
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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.


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
Lotte Verbeek
as Geillis Duncan
David Berry
as Lord John William Grey
Grant O'Rourke
as Rupert MacKenzie
Wil Johnson
as Joe Abernathy
John Bell
as Young Ian Murray
Steven Cree
as Ian Murray
Nell Hudson
as Laoghaire MacKenzie
Hannah James
as Geneva Dunsany
Tanya Reynolds
as Isobel Dunsany
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Critic Reviews for Outlander Season 1

All Critics (52) | 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.

Aug 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.

Aug 6, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Outlander" distills a tasty spirit all its own.

Aug 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.

Apr 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.

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

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

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

The actors are what really sell this show. The trio of Caitriona Balfe, Tobias Menzies and Sam Heughan are so good in each of their roles that it carries you through each episode.

Aug 26, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The series engages (more as the chapters go by), manages to maintain interest and entertains. And, above, it has substance. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

The charm of Outlander is its wired to the moon daftness. It is surprisingly raunchy, too.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…

What checks the female- empowerment box for many is how Clare handles it all: She is a resourceful, plucky and compassionate heroine who wields her 20th-century smarts as a sort of superpower.

Jul 13, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Outlander: Season 1

  • 20h ago
    Instantly addicting. The story is fantastic but the characters are what bring you back.
  • Aug 16, 2019
    This is what the for women tag on pornhub wants to be. Claire seems like an obvious self insert, which i could be fine with if the entire plot weren't focused on turning hunky scotch man into her ideal modern husband. The writers could've made the marriage a point of tension between new and old views on gender roles, but i guess shameless fan service seemed more interesting to them. Also, I get the feeling that jamie's dialogue is written by only female writers.
  • Aug 03, 2019
    It was all started from the movie preview thru Facebook, so it got my attention and eager to continue watching this movie series. I am so fond to finish all the season series... Highly recommended to everyone, aye!
  • Jul 30, 2019
    I guess as a man I wasn't the intended demographic, but I found it disgusting and stopped watching at episode 8. What I didn't like? I can't stand watching violence towards women while I sit as a bystander. How can any man watch a woman tortured and raped and just sit idly by? Is that supposed to be entertainment?
  • Jul 20, 2019
    Binge watch worthy! Recommended it to six different friend and they all love it!
  • Jun 17, 2019
    I'm mid-season 2, which I couldn't wait for, and yet here we are bored out of our gourd. The Scottish countryside and raw scenes were just too lovely in contrast to the French gaudy and bawdy. Unfortunately Jamie and Claire end up integrating too nicely into this community which now feels like another bad Hallmark movie. Claire, who once was strong-minded, intelligent and stoic--the Claire Jamie fell in love with in Scotland--is now a whimpering wimpy mess. Jamie himself is not the same either. He is no longer the strong, resolute man who wholeheartedly gave himself to his wife (all the while keeping his heritage and traditions). Now, he is distracted, and only briefly was Jack Randall mentioned, whom we would have thought would still be PTSD worthy. Of course we expect some advancement of the characters, but in this case it feels as though they've regressed to a point BEFORE we knew them. Yes, Randall makes his appearance as slimily as ever--kudos to Menzies for depicting this so well! Also, as we recall, they are trying to change the future by trying to stop the Jacobite uprising--and yet, Claire refuses to change the future to sacrifice Frank's existence...huh?? Murdoch is the best part of this season so far. His character is developing nicely--wish he were in every scene. Even though this season started with an enormous question, all in all I'm bored and almost forgot that it is unanswered.
  • Jun 17, 2019
    I love period stories, and was at first intrigued with the first few episodes. The writing was smart. However, after watching episode six, this show lost a viewer. The main character fell into an habitual rut of disobedience and trouble. There were many other story plots available, but I have no interest in watching the main character continually get herself into trouble. Different day, same old b.s.
  • Jun 11, 2019
    So good! But I wish she could've done to help Jamie at Wentworth other than cry in his cell. Soooo frustrating. Why did they wait all night and leave him with Randall when they had a back door (pardon pun) to the prison!?!
  • Jun 02, 2019
    I dont know the source material im afraid, but my wife wanted to watch this as she had it recommended by a friend. Good lord. At one point in the first episode i asked her if this was a parody of some historical period piece. This HAS to have been made as a joke, its terrible. The narration is appalling and totally breaks immersion, which isnt helped by the absolutely laugh out loud dialogue. Truly some of the worst ive ever heard. Nobody ever spoke this way. Ever. Or indeed acted so totally wooden. Chemistry between any of the characters? Dont be silly! I managed three quarters of an episode and then literally had to leave the room. Yes, i chose emptying the dishwasher over this, as it was more enjoyable.
  • May 31, 2019
    Another costume drama (witches and woo-woo) used as a cover for actors getting naked and having sex. Three sex acts in the first 15 minutes, but it didn't keep me awake.

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