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

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Series cast summary:
Caitriona Balfe ...  Claire Randall 55 episodes, 2014-2019
Sam Heughan ...  Jamie Fraser 55 episodes, 2014-2019
Duncan Lacroix ...  Murtagh Fraser 35 episodes, 2014-2019
Tobias Menzies ...  Frank Randall / ... 25 episodes, 2014-2018
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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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Some like it Scot. (Season 1) 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 guillotine referred to in the series is actually "The Maiden," a Scottish precursor to the French beheading machine. During execution, victims faced up, toward the blade, as opposed to facing down in the guillotine. The Maiden was used from 1564 until 1710 and executed over 150 people. France began using the guillotine in 1789. See more »

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In a few episodes, characters say"OK." An American term that didn't come into use until the 19th Century. 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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The Skye Boat Song
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Take me to Graigh Na Dun
19 April 2019 | by The-BrickSee all my reviews

I am a man who likes this show.

To perhaps reel in you, a lost man or woman in search for parcels of inspirations hidden in vast seas of entertainment, I'd like to say this show is good for either sexes but you need to have an appreciation for history, a bit of empathy and willingness to forgo (during viewing) modern notions of morality. There are scenes here that might make an insecure man feel like Outlander is a feminist revenge story. And there scenes where women might get mutually offended. These are fools and biased to menial thinking. If you are not a fool, you will appreciate this.

This show explores many aspects of history, the one we know, the one we don't, and one that could have been. It does this playfully well with the help of fantasy, great characters and great writing. The emotions in some of the scenes are so tangible it can be hard to watch, but of course it is always worth it.

Apart from some few episodes where directing and writing felt alittle uninspired, the overall quality is reliable without any deep lows. Well, fine, the writing of 1-2 characters are so stereotypical and flat they seem like they were copy-and-pasted. Luckily, these are represented by capable and likeable actors.

I have not seen through the third season, but so far I can't say it looks like it's getting worse. This show is great for fans of history, great characters, tartan, non-sappy romances, the occasional injection of madness and morbidity, bagpipes and that general feeling of being on the highlands that resides in every man, woman and child. I ken you will find this show very braw.


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