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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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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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What if your future was the past? (Season 1) See more »

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Highland Saga  »

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Trivia

Several actors in Outlander have also appeared in Game of Thrones. Tobias Menzies (Frank/Jack Randall) plays Edmure Tully. Clive Russell (Lord Lovat) played Brynden Tully. Duncan Lacroix (Murtagh Fraser) played a Karstark soldier. Diana Rigg, who appears in a clip of the television series The Avengers at the start of the episode "Dragonfly in Amber," plays Olenna Tyrell. 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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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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Perfect Adaptation of book to TV
10 August 2014 | by 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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