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Old August 12 2014, 02:21 PM   #16
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Re: Outlander is mercilessly dull.

I'm probably not the intended target audience, but I actually liked the pilot a lot - much more than I expected to. I think the main actress is great, and it's very well-written and well-shot. I also liked that they took their time fleshing out the character's 1940s identity before going back in time. I'm definitely going to keep watching for a while.
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Old August 15 2014, 11:39 PM   #17
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Re: Outlander is mercilessly dull.

Renewed for season 2 after just one episode
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Old August 15 2014, 11:43 PM   #18
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Re: Outlander is mercilessly dull.

Where nothing happened!
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Old August 17 2014, 03:38 AM   #19
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I'm not the target audience and definitely enjoyed it. But it will have to have some pace and not fall too much into the romance. So far so good though.
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Old August 17 2014, 05:31 AM   #20
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I can imagine a couple tucked into each other innocently, under a blanket, on the sofa in front of the new episode of Outlander, and she's rapt. It's a girl falling in love while falling through time! SQUEE! Come about the ten minute mark, she nudges her husband awake gently, whispering curtly "Look, honey ...Boobs."
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Old August 17 2014, 12:00 PM   #21
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It looks like a good setup, and if I had the neurology that wasnt so dissimilar to a womans I might like it. However emotional content either bores me, or makes me depressed.
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Old August 17 2014, 07:04 PM   #22
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Re: Outlander is mercilessly dull.

Well I've always had a soft spot for a good romance, as long as it's not some overly sappy and ridiculous Notebook kind of thing.

But what's really interesting me more so far is the attempt at portraying a real, historical period. And watching Claire try to adjust to the very different customs and attitudes of the time. Or just the fun of watching the Scots react to her strange behavior.

Plus from what I've read the story takes some very interesting twists and turns after awhile, and I think it could be fun to watch those play out.
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Old August 17 2014, 09:09 PM   #23
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I enjoy period pieces. While this has started off slow, I still like it and will stick with it for a bit longer.
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Old August 31 2014, 03:51 PM   #24
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Production-wise, it's very well made, as I'd expect no less from Ron Moore, and Bear McCreary's music is excellent as always. Story-wise, I'm not into period pieces and found this to be a little on the dull side but something about the time travel set-up hooked me and I like the lead character and actress. It's nice to be able to put a name to the model in the St. Ives commercial. Apparently I've seen her before in Super 8, Escape Plan and Now You See Me. She's also in H+, a web series I've been meaning to catch.
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Old August 31 2014, 08:11 PM   #25
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Re: Outlander is mercilessly dull.

H+ is a trick.

It's 50 something chapters, so you think you need a month to watch it.

Each chapter is 2 - 5 minutes long.
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Old August 31 2014, 08:15 PM   #26
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Re: Outlander is mercilessly dull.

I must admit I only watched this because of the name.

Everything I have seen with Outland, or Lander in the name, or in fact called Outlander, has been at least entertaining, and this is still true.
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Old August 31 2014, 08:50 PM   #27
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What's your opinion on the Australian sitcom Outland?
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Old August 31 2014, 08:52 PM   #28
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I've missed that, but i'll certainly add it to my list, as according to the rule it must be good.
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Old August 31 2014, 09:12 PM   #29
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The bit where the kid got his ear nailed to that post.

Ewwww!
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Old August 31 2014, 10:09 PM   #30
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Can we maybe change the name of the thread, if this is going to be the place where we continue to discuss Outlander? Because I don't find it dull at all so far.
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