Outlander

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    Sassenach:
    Series opener.
    Enjoyable beginning to the series.
    Catriona Balfe makes for a very good lead as protagonist Claire Randall as she accidentally goes back in time from the 1940s to 1743.
    The main male character is Jamie Fraser played by Sam Heughan. In fact his character was the reason why I decided to watch Outlander as Outlander author Diana Gabaldon revealed that the character was inspired by Doctor Who’s Jamie McCrimmon and the name Jamie Fraser is an amalgamation of Jamie and a variation of Frazer, the first name of Jamie McCrimmon actor Frazer Hines. So in a way Outlander has allowed Jamie McCrimmon to return to television.
    Well handled on how Claire adjusted to her being in 1743 including modern (from her perspective) concepts to the people of 1743 and will be interesting to see what happens next from here.

    #189696

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    Outlander has been renewed for a second season.

    #190322

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    The Way Out:
    Season 1, Episode 3.
    Directed by Brian Kelly.
    Guest stars Tim McInnerny and John Sessions.
    The preview for this episode had shown Mrs Fitz declaring Claire a witch after the latter told her she is from the future. Somehow I should not surprise that this turned out to be a dream.
    A very good episode of showing Claire’s abilities as a healer when she helped Mrs Fitz’s nephew.
    Some hope for Claire upon hearing the intriguing folktale about the stones.
    However since Outlander had recently been renewed for a second season, what it says in this episode’s title will be quite a while yet.

    #190660

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    The Gathering:
    Season 1, Episode 4.
    Directed by Brian Kelly.
    Also the name of a Torchwood episode. Kelly himself was a Torchwood director but not that particular Torchwood episode as he directed the first two episodes of Torchwood instead.
    Not bad episode but her plan hit a snag when she tried to carry this plan through.
    However her plan ultimately gets stalled due to an act of kindness that she displayed when she helped out a dying man on a boar hunt.
    An example of how one person’s good deeds works against this very same person.

    #190969

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    Rent:
    Season 1, Episode 5.
    Directed by Brian Kelly.
    Given Outlander’s setting this episode and despite its title does not have Claire looking for an apartment to rent (a thought that at least one reviewer had anticipated).
    It is instead has Claire travelling with Dougal.
    It was sure intense the moment that Claire was taken out of the company of the other women, a reminder of a time that women was still under the control of men.
    The Battle of Culloden gets mentioned here and I first knew about this battle when it got depicted in the Doctor Who story The Highlander, the story that introduced Jamie McCrimmon who inspired Outlander’s own Jamie.
    What a way to end this episode with that English soldier asked Claire whether Dougal had taken her against her will but the episode ends before she could answer the question.

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