Outlander: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)

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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.

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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.

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
Lotte Verbeek
as Geillis Duncan
Grant O'Rourke
as Rupert MacKenzie
Nell Hudson
as Laoghaire MacKenzie
David Berry
as Lord John William Grey
Wil Johnson
as Joe Abernathy
John Bell
as Young Ian Murray
Steven Cree
as Ian Murray
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 (28)

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…
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"Outlander" distills a tasty spirit all its own.

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

It knows the stories it wants to tell and the strongest way to tell them.

Aug 8, 2014 | Rating: B+ | 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…

Audience Reviews for Outlander: Season 1

  • 4d ago
    Outlander is a superb performance in every way from its director, actors, cinematographer, writer, costume designers and much more! It is gripping, romantic, tough to watch at times, suspenseful, touching, and beautiful. The story takes you back in times with flash backs to the 20th century post war time. It is extremely put together. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Bravo!!!
  • Aug 27, 2020
    Very entertaining, great action.
  • Jun 21, 2020
    seru penjahatnya bang, bisa begitu ya
  • Jun 02, 2020
    The show is poorly written and the main character claire is annoying always whining and disrespectful, Jamie is the brave always do the right thing and comes to the rescue in the perfect time and it's boring to be like that all the time and it's not realistic, the sex scenes and rape are just too much they writer is focusing on the sexual scenes rather developing the characters
  • May 23, 2020
    The plot is really interesting, I've been wanting to read the books and I though I could give this show a try. The sex scenes are really annoying though. Too much. Particularly in the last episode. They don't bring anything to the story. Plus, Claire is such a frustrating character and keeps digging herself in problems while blaming others. Don't know if I want to watch season 2 yet
  • May 10, 2020
    Engrossing and immersive.
  • May 08, 2020
    Season 1: First half - outstanding. Second half - started to feel as though it lurched from improbably crisis to improbable crisis. Five stars, first half; three for the second. I'm two episodes into season 2 and the characters' improbable behavior that evolved in season 1's later episodes is becoming annoying. That said, the Catriona Balfe and Sam Heughan are wonderful - their charisma is compelling - and Tobias Menzies is positively menacing, even playing Frank, although he is becoming far too predictabe. But I hope the situations they find themselves in get back to the exceptional level of the first half of season 1. I'm not giving up on it yet.
  • Apr 26, 2020
    You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll fall in love with the characters
  • Apr 24, 2020
    I just feel like I need to prepare the world for how terrible this show is. It's the type of show that consistently bad and irrational decisions lead to incredibly unlikely negative situations. So many unnecessary side scenes that serve no purpose other than to make the episode reach the hour long mark. It's so boring that in order to get through it I need to watch it in parts. If they're was anything else to watch on Netflix during quarantine I'd watch that. I feel depressed and angry when I watch this show. Please do not waste your time watching this hell. Claire Fraser Randall whatever she wants to be called should hang herself
  • Apr 18, 2020
    Just love Outlander. My favourite show. Such great acting. I have binge watched the series many times on Netflix. Bought the books and also bought the two seasons on Apple TV

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