was somewhat skeptical prior to watching outlander, a fantasy romance period drama set in 18th century scotland. but i was pleasantly surprised. the conceit is that a woman from post ww2 england gets cast back in time via a pagan henge-like portal and must navigate her way through an alien society and all the pitfalls it presents while trying to make her way back to her future existence. could be pretty hokey especially if they lard on the romance but they manage to keep that mostly on the back burner. its no game of thrones but agreeable enough to binge through in a couple of days. and while there are only eight episodes at present, there are eight more in the spring and another thirteen already on order after that. oh, its on starz for starters.

- dave 10-26-2014 5:14 pm

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