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Outsiders: Season 1 (2016)




Critic Consensus: Outsiders' gritty performances keep the backwoods drama intriguing, even when the story gets stuck in the mud.


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After 10 years spent in the military, Asa Farrell (Joe Anderson) returns home to his clan of mountain folk living near Blackburg, Kentucky, isolated from society. Lady Farrell (Phyllis Somerville), the family matriarch, decides to cede power to her son, Big Foster (David Morse), who has Asa locked in a cage for having abandoned his family. Soon after, a mining company gets permission from the nearby town to evict the Farrell family from the mountains and start extracting coal, while Deputy Sheriff Wade Houghton (Thomas M. Wright) is tasked with the eviction process. When Lady Farrell pardons Asa and decides to not cede power after all, a bloody war against the mining company and a harsh internal power struggle threaten the stability of the entire clan. The first season of the drama series, which also stars Ryan Hurst and Kyle Gallner, deals with the distribution of power within the Farrell family and their quest to maintain control over their land.


David Morse
as Big Foster
Ryan Hurst
as Lil Foster
Gillian Alexy
as G'Winveer Farrell
Thomas M. Wright
as Sheriff Houghton
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Critic Reviews for Outsiders: Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (14)

All in all, this show contains ATV jousting, which is worth at least a passing interest.

January 19, 2016 | Full Review…

A depressing slog through the backwoods.

January 25, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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This is a firmly grounded and compelling drama that's both ripe for lampooning on Saturday Night Life and rich in story possibilities.

January 25, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

If you can get past the thick accents there's a wealth of multifaceted characters to root for and enough story to keep you entertained during the inaugural run.

January 29, 2016 | Full Review…

The performances - a supremely shaggy David Morse as Big Foster, a mercurial leader of the clan, Joe Anderson as Asa... - are strong throughout.

January 26, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

An exhausting trek through mountain muck. An epic American tragedy may be concealed behind all those bad teeth and worse accents, but in the early going (I've seen only one episode) the slog toward uncovering it is unbearable.

January 26, 2016 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Outsiders: Season 1

The premises is ridiculous and the characters are obnoxious, though the clash between the civilised and the uncivilised makes good violent drama.


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