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Outlander 

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

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Ronald D. Moore
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Caitriona Balfe ...  Claire Randall 55 episodes, 2014-2019
Sam Heughan ...  Jamie Fraser 55 episodes, 2014-2019
Duncan Lacroix ...  Murtagh Fraser 30 episodes, 2014-2018
Tobias Menzies ...  Frank Randall / ... 24 episodes, 2014-2018
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Storyline

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 etiquette of war (Season 2) See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Scottish Gaelic

Release Date:

9 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Highland Saga See more »

Filming Locations:

Scotland, UK See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The outdoors sex scene by the river between Claire and Jaime in the Season 4 was re-shot because the first version did not have any nudity as it was actually shot in Scotland in November during the winter. Caitriona Balfe said, "We were fully clothed, and we tried to make it as sexy as possible but I think they decided it wasn't sexy enough." The scene was re-shot at the end of the season when Scottish temperatures were a bit more cooperative. Balfe noted, "You can do something a little bit more nude at that time" about the warmer temperature. In the steamier re-shot scene, Balfe is topless and Sam Heughan appears shirtless showing off his muscular physique. See more »

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The opening song changes from season to season to reflect what's happening in the story line. In the first half of Season 2 (which is set in France), part of the 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. During Season 3, there are tribal drums added because much of the season is set in the West Indies. In Season 4, bluegrass fiddle and banjos are added, plus some of the lyrics are sung with a Southern accent because the season is set mostly in America. See more »

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Perfect Adaptation of book to TV
10 August 2014 | by marian-knowlesSee 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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