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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 6, 2014 #21 of 270
    JohnB1000

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    Wow, I don't see it that way at all.

    I view it as historical drama (which I like) + time travel aspects (which I like) + romance stuff thrown in to attract a certain demographic (I am indifferent).
     
  2. Aug 6, 2014 #22 of 270
    betts4

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    I think it's mostly like Game of Thrones sex. Or actually a bit less graphic. You might try her on the first two episodes and see what happens. I know there isn't going to be wild sex in every episode because there just isn't in every chapter of the book.
     
  3. Aug 6, 2014 #23 of 270
    scooterboy

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    Watched episode 1, and although it was beautifully filmed I probably won't continue. I just have too much to watch already.

    I had read the first book, and liked it (but not LOVED it). But this episode didn't hook me enough to move it higher in my priority list. :(
     
  4. Aug 6, 2014 #24 of 270
    Cearbhaill

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    I see it as historical fiction with bonus fantasy and romance.
    Having read many "bodice rippers" I can assure you they are never as well written as this series of books, nor nearly as educational. I remember spending hours trying to get the House of Stuart and how it all related to France straight in my head while reading this.
    Never mind all the Scottish stuff.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2014 #25 of 270
    mr.unnatural

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    Ellicott...
    You clearly do not know my wife. ;) We're also not as young as we used to be. :(
     
  6. Aug 6, 2014 #26 of 270
    Cearbhaill

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    She might just change her mind after a few minutes of ogling watching Jamie Fraser and that damn kilt...
     
  7. Aug 7, 2014 #27 of 270
    mr.unnatural

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    Ellicott...
    We're talking about a woman who gets up in the middle of the night to go to church. I have a hard time getting her to watch any TV with me because she'll get offended at the drop of a hat. The minute there's any nudity or sex she just gets up and leaves the room and refuses to watch any further episodes of whatever show we were watching. The same goes true for anything irreverent or even slightly pro-Obama or politically minded to the left.

    Once I heard there was going to be more nudity coming I deleted the episoide after watching it. There's no point in getting her involved in a show she'll stop watching halfway through the first episode.

    I was actually shocked to hear her laugh when I showed her an episode of Moone Boy. That only lasted until the scene where Martin's best friend was in a horse-drawn cart with the town priest and they got stuck in the middle of the St. Patrick's Day parade. The kid was an alter boy and started tossing the host wafers to the crowd, which got my wife extremely upset.

    I honestly think at times that my wife was abducted by aliens and had her sense of humor surgically removed. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Aug 7, 2014 #28 of 270
    Bob Coxner

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    I'm thinking that Father Ted may not be her cup of tea either. :)
     
  9. Aug 7, 2014 #29 of 270
    Cearbhaill

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    Sorry to hear- hopefully she has other attributes to make up for all this :(
     
  10. Aug 7, 2014 #30 of 270
    mr.unnatural

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    She does. She's a great mother and loving grandmother. She's also a diehard Catholic, which explains the lack of a sense of humor and ultra conservative political views. ;) Unfortunately, she has some misguided notion that she can't be human along with the rest of it and that she has to follow some strict guidelines reserved mostly for nuns and saints.
     
  11. Aug 10, 2014 #31 of 270
    Bierboy

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    :confused: This had WAY less sex in it than most any other Starz show.

    And, put me in the camp as one who enjoyed the premiere very much (not having read the books). Yes, it took quite some time to set up, but that was necessary. I didn't think it dragged at all....
     
  12. Aug 10, 2014 #32 of 270
    astrohip

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    Just watched this, non-book reader. Good start, will certainly keep the SP. All pilots are expositional by nature, it's a rare one that gets an A+ while also setting up the premise.I gave this a B+... interesting story, decent acting & writing, much potential. Now it's up to eps 2,3,4 to grab the average viewer and keep us hooked.

    There's church in the middle of the night?:eek:
     
  13. Aug 10, 2014 #33 of 270
    betts4

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    Bierboy, more sex to come, but it's not the major plot point of the show.

    What a fun moment. I was at a family reunion this weekend and last night (saturday) my aunt - who is 88 was trying to tell my uncle that she hoped he set up the dvr to record Outlander. LOL I was surprised but also going 'alright!' and discussing some of the plots in the books. I told I had seen the pilot on starz.com and told my cousin (her daughter) how to find it there and that it will be repeating on Starz several times in the next few days, so even if they missed the premiere, she can watch it later.

    It was just fun to find a fan in a person I would never have thought to find one!
     
  14. Aug 11, 2014 #34 of 270
    ronsch

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    My wife and I watched the first episode last night. I refused to tell her what is was about because I knew she would bolt if I used the words "time travel". :)

    I too thought the setup was a little drawn out at the time but looking back it really was necessary to the back story. I may even get my wife to sit through another episode.

    Since I am working down to first retirement in three weeks I have been having extra time to work on my TiVo backlog and am up to over 40 hours of free space out of 480! That means I can afford to add another show even though we are at the beginning of October 2013 for network shows.
     
  15. Aug 11, 2014 #35 of 270
    Bob Coxner

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    There's midnight Mass on holy days if you're Catholic. Churches are often filled to overflowing for it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Mass#Time_of_celebration_of_Mass

    Time of celebration of Mass

    Since the Second Vatican Council, the time for fulfilling the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday or a Holy Day of Obligation now begins on the evening of the day before, and most parish churches do celebrate the Sunday Mass also on Saturday evening.
     
  16. Aug 12, 2014 #36 of 270
    betts4

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    Fun Reviews -

    Liked this one. She has never read the books.
    http://www.hitfix.com/monkeys-as-critics/recap-outlander-sassenach/single-page

    This one was funny, but my husband wouldn't not have lasted long. The author divided it up into the scenes that her husband had a commentary on.

    http://thats-normal.com/2014/08/things-husband-says-outlander/

     
  17. Aug 12, 2014 #37 of 270
    Anubys

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    That was excellent. I also read the one about Game of Thrones. Please link to this each episode!

    I had no idea Outlander was such a "chick" series. But the comments at the bottom of the "things my husband says" make that very clear.
     
  18. Aug 12, 2014 #38 of 270
    Bierboy

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    She had me with this statement-- "It probably the most refreshingly honest take on marriage since “Firefly’s” Zoe and Wash."

    :D
     
  19. Aug 15, 2014 #39 of 270
    Cearbhaill

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    If you are on the fence with getting Starz, I just called and got three months for half price, $7 a month.
    I begged for $0 but that was the best they offered.
    I'd likely have paid the $14 anyway so this is great!
     
  20. Aug 15, 2014 #40 of 270
    eddyj

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    Someone has me on ignore!


    :p
     

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