Outlander: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)

Season 1

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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


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User Ratings: 2685

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Air date: Aug 9, 2014

In the series premiere of this cable drama, a married British combat nurse time-travels from World War II to 1743 Scotland, is kidnapped by Highlanders and tends to an injured young warrior.

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Air date: Aug 16, 2014

Claire is introduced to the laird, but suspicions about her grow as she makes a friend of the mysterious Geillis Duncan and the clan discovers her skills at healing.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2014

Claire uses her medical skills to escape Castle Leoch, and with help from Jamie, tends to a sick child. Later, during the evening entertainment, Claire listens to a tale that offers her hope for freedom.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2014

Claire plots to escape during the Castle's Gathering ceremony, but encounters with Jamie and a drunken Dougal alter her plans.

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Air date: Sep 6, 2014

Claire goes on the road with Dougal as he collects rents from the tenants.

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Air date: Sep 13, 2014

Claire's unexpected meeting with a British general turns tense when Captain Jack Randall arrives. Claire finds herself alone with Randall - a dangerous man determined to uncover her secrets.

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Air date: Sep 20, 2014

Claire enters into a forced marriage with Jamie, but soon begins to experience deeper feelings for him.

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Air date: Sep 27, 2014

Claire attempts to adapt to her new marriage, while Frank undertakes a desperate search for his missing wife. Later, a fate-changing opportunity presents itself to Claire, placing her in an emotional quandary.

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Air date: Apr 4, 2015

An attempt to rescue Claire from Black Jack Randall is mounted by Jamie and the Highlanders.

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Air date: Apr 11, 2015

With the arrival of the Duke of Sandringham, Jamie hopes the price on his head will be lifted, while Claire cares for an abandoned child.

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Outlander Season 1

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (33)

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…

"Outlander" distills a tasty spirit all its own.

Aug 6, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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…

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

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

Since most of us can't travel through time, it's probably best not to spend too much of it on Outlander.

Aug 11, 2014 | 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…

I urge viewers to stick around, because Episode 6 is brilliantly tense from start to finish.

Aug 8, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Viewers drawn to star-crossed romance are most likely to get absorbed in Outlander, which benefits from beautiful production design - great location work with filming in Scotland.

Aug 8, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Outlander: Season 1

  • May 03, 2021
    It's an alright show to be honest. When nothing else is on tv, I watch this. Something in episode 9 made me stop continue watching it. The guy had a chance to kill the bad guy with no witness, nothing stopping him from forever eliminating the evil monster and then, oh, he just leaves, walks away quietly. What are you talking about? I know you writers absolutely needed the bad man to stay alive for whatever you need him for in later episodes but please, make sense. Yes it is a tv show and its genre is fantasy yes we know but seriously? Would you just walk away from that? Nobody. You'd have to be a severely mentally ill person.
  • Apr 24, 2021
    This certainly starts off well and tells an interesting tale, but in typical Ronald D Moore fashion it flies off the rails after 7 or 8 episodes. By the "jailbreak" episode it has gone from compelling to completely absurd.
  • Apr 18, 2021
    It is very romantic and exciting. You have to fall in love with Scotland watching it. BUT it is exaggerated and unconvincingly adventurous. Breakfast, kidnapping, attempted rape, imprisonment, heroic rescue, dinner at an inn and sex before sleep - all in one day. That's roughly the life that the main characters in this series lead.
  • Mar 22, 2021
    Ez a sorozat teljesen odaszögezett a képernyő elé. Az elejétől a végéig. Sok izgalmat, meglepetést és mosolyt csalt az arcomra! Köszönet azért, hogy elkészült! 🙏
  • Mar 17, 2021
    The best. Top notch writing, acting and production.
  • Mar 11, 2021
    I can't believe it took me this long to discover this treat of a drama. I read some of the book before the television adaptation and loved both!
  • Mar 02, 2021
    can't begin to express my love for this show
  • Feb 25, 2021
    Worst piece of art promoting rape culture that I have ever seen. How disappointing.
  • Feb 25, 2021
    Unbelievable...the best of entertainment and the grossest display of filth I've ever seen. Wtf is wrong with whoever put this together.
  • Feb 08, 2021
    I literally watched season 1-5 in three weeks. It was my escape from covid and zoom homeschooling. Thank you to everyone involved in this production. Makes me want to visit Scotland again. Loved the country, loved the people I met, but not so crazy about the food.

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