Outcasts premieres June 18 on BBCA

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Allanon, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Allanon

    Allanon Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2005


    Outcasts premieres tonight on BBCA at 9/8C. Episode 1 will also air three more times on Sunday.

    About the show

    TV Schedule
  2. whitson77

    whitson77 Active Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    It should be noted this was already cancelled on the BBC. It got KILLED by critics. So this is a one and done show on BBC America. Just a heads up.
  3. RichardHead

    RichardHead Musical Klutz

    Nov 16, 2003
    I watched it over the course of the last year. I wasn't all that impressed with it. I didn't identify with anything in the production, people, places, etc. The recognizable faces I know, and liked, from other series just didn't click for me.
  4. Allanon

    Allanon Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2005
    Watched the first episode and was bored. And since it was already canceled I erased my season pass.
  5. sieglinde

    sieglinde Active Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Sebastopol, CA


    8 episodes total. I am giving it more of a chance.
    I thought the main character was going to be the soldier who took his son into the wilderness but both he and his wife were killed in the first episode
  6. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    I liked the debut episode. I sometimes have trouble with UK accents so I usually watch BBC America shows with subtitles on. The subtitles for this episode royally sucked. Half of every other sentence was missing.
  7. Malcontent

    Malcontent Ancient Astronaut Theorist

    Sep 4, 2004
    There are some Scottish accents in this series which can get thick when the actors are talking fast or shouting their lines.
  8. Aug 7, 2011 #8 of 12

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    I just finished watching the series finale. I'm sorry it was canceled. I thought the show got better as it went on. The last couple of episodes were pretty interesting.
  9. Aug 7, 2011 #9 of 12

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 15, 2002
    Red Wing, MN
    I wasn't impressed at all with the first couple of episodes, but for some reason I kept watching after I had several episodes in the can, and nothing else to watch. It's still not my favorite, but I'm enjoying it more now.

    But I think the mysteries of the planet were just too slow developing/too vague. Not many people have that much patience.
  10. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    I liked this, a lot more than Falling Skies as an example :)
  11. Stormspace

    Stormspace Electrocuted by TiVo

    Apr 13, 2004
    Hartsville, SC
    Resurrecting an old thread because I just finished this on Netflix. I was disappointed that it was canceled. I thought overall it was a good show, but it did fall into the Sci Fi pit where the enemy looks exactly like us, exactly. The theme though seemed really similar to Earth2, but with more civilization. I didn't know what to think about the hallucinations the crew were having, but did find the discovery and development of the "cure" for C24 very interesting.

    And just as CT 10 comes into view over Forthaven the season and the show ended. It was probably going to be more of the same with Political moves among the survivors or a boat load of soldiers bringing military dictatorship to the planet.

    I thought it was interesting that the bad guy was an american, slick, manipulative, and pure evil. His plotting and everyone's failure to react to it seemed contrived to me and at times frustratingly dense. Why wouldn't Tate speak out against him, even if it was just among his confidants?

    So I don't know if the problem with the show was too slow a reveal or one that wasn't slow enough, ala Lost. That seems to be the trend in these shows of late.
  12. wprager

    wprager Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Ottawa, Canada
    Funny you resurrected this because I was looking for some info on the *new* show called Outcast (created by Robert Kirkman) that's coming soon. Guess they are not related.

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