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Outlander 

TV-MA | | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | TV Series (2014– )
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An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.

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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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The castle referred to as Fort William is in fact Blackness Castle in West Lothian, Central Scotland. See more »

Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in The Middle: The Core Group (2016) See more »

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The Skye Boat Song
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Traditional Scottish air with lyrics by Sir Harold Boulton
New lyrics by Robert Louis Stevenson
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What a Waste
29 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

I approached this series with a great deal of hope and anticipation. What's not to like? Spectacular Scotland. Interesting historical period. Good supporting actors. Great sets and costumes.

Then I began watching the series. I am now about three-quarters of the way through Series 1, and struggling; in fact I think I'll remove the DVD from the player and hand the set over the fence to the neighbour who might be interested. Otherwise I'll probably bin it ... all that rape and torture isn't really suitable for a respectable op shop shelf.

I tried. I really did. Most of the cast is really good, especially the men ... but I just can't take one more pout, another silly wander off into the woods, another flounce or whine from Claire. She is the most irritating character I've had the misfortune to come across in many years. Does she adapt? No. Does she learn from her mistakes? No. Is she shallow and self absorbed? Yes. If that is what a "feisty" female is like, then God save us from "feisty" females.

It's such a shame, really, because it is a very interesting period given the dramatic events taking place in Britain in the mid eighteenth century. There was a lot of violence, drama, pathos, love and friendship there; certainly enough to hang a decent plot on and craft interesting multi-dimensional characters into. But we have ... Outlander. Or should I say Outlandish?


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