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An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.

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 Claire Randall (36 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Jamie Fraser (36 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Murtagh Fraser (26 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Jack Randall / ... (22 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Rupert MacKenzie (19 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Dougal MacKenzie (17 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Angus Mhor (15 episodes, 2014-2016)
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Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world in which her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. Written by Starz

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What if your future was the past? (Season 1) See more »

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Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser in the series, is naturally blonde in real life. Since the character has red hair in the books, he has to dye his hair periodically to play a redhead in the series. See more »

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In the first half of Season 2 (which is set in France), part of the opening song's lyrics are in French. In the second half of Season 2 (which is mostly about preparing for war), there is a militaristic drum roll added to the opening song. See more »


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Traditional Scottish air with lyrics by Sir Harold Boulton
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A romantic journey into a Celtic past
8 August 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Something about Celtic landscapes and music resonates in me, I'm not sure if its because I'm vaguely a descendant, but to this day the soundtrack to Braveheart sends shivers down my spine.

This is essentially the story of a post WW2 nurse who somehow gets sent back approximately 200 years to the tumultuous violent Scottish past.

The pilot shows a great deal of promise, the casting is great, score and cinematography all superb.

Unfortunately for me all of the promise came in the last 20 minutes of the episode, for the first 40 or so ponderous minutes we see nothing but back story, her time in the war, her somewhat fragile bond with her husband and their "honeymoon" to Scotland. Some of this information is pertinent, and certainly some introduction into the character's life BEFORE being thrown back in time is necessary to really grasp how unsettling and inexplicable what she sees is, but unfortunately 40 minutes was just too long.

After that somewhat arduous 40 minutes, when the protagonist Claire does wind up in the middle of the Plaid wearing sword brandishing Scottish highlands, the episode was phenomenal. We are introduced to the villain, we meet the rather dashing love interest, and we get a glimpse into the interesting topic of being someone with contemporary knowledge (primarily in her case of medicine, as a nurse) in a Feudal time, and we finally get some Bagpipes.

Even with the pilot's time allocation not being to my personal tastes, I'm very excited about this show. I think now they have fully introduced the back story future episodes will have more freedom to focus on the heart of this time travel tale. I have a feeling along side Vikings this will be one of the best period shows of the decade.


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