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Outlander (2014– )

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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 where her life is... See full summary »


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Series cast summary:
 Claire Randall (17 episodes, 2014-2016)
 Jamie Fraser (17 episodes, 2014-2016)
 Frank Randall / ... (14 episodes, 2014-2016)
 Murtagh Fraser (14 episodes, 2014-2016)
 Rupert MacKenzie (13 episodes, 2014-2015)
 Angus Mhor (13 episodes, 2014-2015)
 Dougal MacKenzie (12 episodes, 2014-2015)
 Willie (8 episodes, 2014-2015)
 Ned Gowan (7 episodes, 2014-2015)


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 where 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?


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9 August 2014 (USA)  »

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Highland Saga  »

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Did You Know?


Blackness Castle (depicted as Fort William) is located on the South Bank of the Firth of Forth, West Lothian, Central Scotland. See more »


Featured in Emerging a Scot: Cast Goes to Boot Camp (2015) See more »


The Skye Boat Song
Traditional Scottish air with lyrics by Sir Harold Boulton
New lyrics by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Perfect Adaptation of book to TV
10 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everything about EP1 is wonderful. I'm a fan of the book series and I'm happy that Ron D. Moore is at the helm of this project. I think the casting of the lead roles is perfect. The locations and sets evoke each of the time periods portrayed. The music is amazing; it adds character to the events as they unfold and I'm looking forward to hearing more in later episodes. There is some criticism about the pace of EP1, I agree that it felt a bit slow. Viewers who feel it's too slow, please note that the book is about 800 pages long! Additionally, Starz bought 16 EPs rather than the usual 10, so that RDM has time to develop the story line and the many characters that appear in the book. The voice over takes some getting used to, since it's not a common practice today. So I refer back to the book again, because the reader is let into the lead character's thoughts most of the time - it's not all dialogue. You don't have to read the book to enjoy the show and I believe new viewers who give it a chance over the next several EPs as the action in the story picks up won't be disappointed and will appreciate what all the fan fuss is about.

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