Critic Consensus: 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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as Claire Randall
as Jamie Fraser
as Frank Randall/Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall
as Dougal MacKenzie
as Colum MacKenzie
as Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser
as Mrs. Fitzgibbons
as Angus Mhor
as Geillis Duncan
as Lord John William Grey
as Rupert MacKenzie
as Joe Abernathy
as Young Ian Murray
as Ian Murray
as Laoghaire MacKenzie
as Geneva Dunsany
as Isobel Dunsany
News & Interviews for Outlander: Season 1
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.
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.
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.
A promising period drama/time travel adventure is in serious danger of being smothered to death.
Audience Reviews for Outlander: Season 1
Incredible daring and full of adventure, Season 1 of Outlander is a fresh and exciting series from Ronald D. Moore. Based on a bestseller book series, the show follows a nurse named Claire Randall who, while vacationing in Scotland on a second honeymoon with her husband following the end of World War II, is magically transported back to the 18th century where she becomes entangled in the Scottish uprising against the British. Co-produced by Ira Steven Behr, the show is especially well-crafted with a remarkably gritty and authentic look and feel. And the writing is quite impressive, avoiding a lot of the clichés and tropes of time travel. Yet the show's strengths are also its weaknesses, as the grittiness can often turn ugly and vulgar. And the overarching story doesn't seem to have a clear direction. Season 1 of Outlander is extraordinarily ambitious, but it has limited appeal due to its crudity and explicit sex and violence.
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