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Outlander Full Season 1 thread spoilers within

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Cearbhaill, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Aug 3, 2014 #1 of 270
    Cearbhaill

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    Episode 101: "Sassenach"

    I watched episode one on starz.com, no subscription needed.

    The Druids at Dawn were beautiful.
    This Jamie will do quite nicely :D
    I did not care for book Frank at all but show Frank was fine.
    A bit more sex than I was expecting (especially that table top!) but I'm not complaining in the least- it bodes well for a few key future scenes I am very much looking forward to :up:

    I loved the scenery and am SO happy to see that it was truly filmed in Scotland- that was simply gorgeous.
    Makes all the difference, IMO.

    Now I have to decide whether or not to get Starz :(
     
  2. Aug 3, 2014 #2 of 270
    betts4

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    Thanks for starting this!
     
  3. Aug 3, 2014 #3 of 270
    betts4

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    I have been a fan of the books for 20 or so years.

    I am so happy with how they filmed and the actor choices.

    There was a lot of "hunh, he's too small" going on about Sam Heughan when stills were shown and such and yet, he does verra nicely indeed.

    I really liked the integrity between the book and the show. The actors are saying what the characters said in the book. To hear it now is amazing. And that said, there were some lines that were not in the books but fit quite perfectly into the scenes.

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  4. Aug 3, 2014 #4 of 270
    JohnB1000

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    As I mentioned in the other thread. I just finished the first book, which I mostly enjoyed, the first episode if very true to the book but did zero to draw in the casual viewer or a person who is not already a fan. It spent a long time on the setup and without more knowledge of what is to come I can see a lot of people giving up.

    This should be a worry because less viewers reduced the likelihood of future seasons.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2014 #5 of 270
    Peter000

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    That was about the slowest moving drama I've ever watched. Even the action scenes seemed slow.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2014 #6 of 270
    Hoffer

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    I was not impressed by the first episode. The first half in the 1940s was especially boring. The 1700s was definitely more interesting. I will give it a couple more episodes.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2014 #7 of 270
    betts4

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    Hang with it. The 1940's stuff was to establish the back story and character of Claire. I know in the book the rest is all 1700s time but I believe in the show they will do some more jumping back and forth but I don't know how much.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2014 #8 of 270
    eddyj

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    It was very slow. At some point I looked at the time remaining and was shocked at how much of the hour was left. I enjoyed it, but I have read the book. I am not sure how much it would draw someone not already familiar with the books (maybe that is why they had all the sex!)
     
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    I agree. My wife has read all of the books. I haven't and know very little about it. I thought the pre-jump part took a really, really long time. She didn't jump back until 41 minutes in. Since we all knew that was happening it seemed to take forever.

    Was it the 1940's? I thought it was right after World War I. Was it after World War II?
     
  10. Aug 4, 2014 #10 of 270
    Rob Helmerichs

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    From everything I've seen it's WWII, although it sure looks like WWI costumes to me!
     
  11. Aug 4, 2014 #11 of 270
    pendragn

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    Wikipedia says World War II. The costumes looked like WWI to me, too. I also thought it was weird that she kept referring to it as "the great wary" and never the 2nd world war. It sounded like she only knew about one world war.
     
  12. Aug 4, 2014 #12 of 270
    Hoffer

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    I too wondered if it was WWI. I even triple checked the show's description and it did say WWII.
     
  13. Aug 4, 2014 #13 of 270
    Cearbhaill

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    It was the army helmets that looked WWI-ish to me.

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  14. Aug 4, 2014 #14 of 270
    pendragn

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    That was a big part of it for me too.
     
  15. Aug 4, 2014 #15 of 270
    betts4

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    She travels from 1946 to 1743 - 200 years back.

    Could the costume issues be because they are English not American?
     
  16. Aug 5, 2014 #16 of 270
    AeneaGames

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    Those were used from end of WW1 until end of WW2. In 1944 they had a new design but not all British soldiers had them when the war ended.
     
  17. Aug 5, 2014 #17 of 270
    mr.unnatural

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    I was totally unfamiliar with the books so I had no idea what to expect from this series. I just watched the first episode today and I was thoroughly impressed. The pace of the story may be slow, but it fits. I think if they tried to push it to a faster pace it would ruin the mood.

    I fully expected some nudity and sex since it was on Starz, but I thought it was tastefully done and not long and drawn out like on most of their other series. I think I might actually be able to coerce the wife into watching this one. Really enjoying it so far.
     
  18. Aug 5, 2014 #18 of 270
    betts4

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    There is more blatant nudity coming up (no pun intended). One interview had the actors talking about 'modesty patches' and how they didn't really stay on very well. :)
     
  19. Aug 6, 2014 #19 of 270
    mr.unnatural

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    Thanks for the heads up. I will have to rethink whether to get my wife involved with the show because she tends to bolt at excess nudity and anything irreverent.
     
  20. Aug 6, 2014 #20 of 270
    Bob Coxner

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    Coerce the wife? This series (and books) is basically high quality Harlequin romance/bodice ripper. Women are by far the target demographic.

    For the younger folk among us: :)

    bodice ripper

    An historical romance where the heroine has lots of non-consensual sex, which becomes consensual. The book needs to have a gaudy cover with a woman with an extraordinarily long neck, heaving bosoms, and flowing hair, and a brooding man.
     

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