MY Outlander Review – Unchartered

Claire in Survival Mode, Comedy Gold from an Eccentric Priest and the Eye-Opening Side-Effects of Eating Turtle Soup. Contains SPOILERS. This week’s episode showcases what a capable, tough cookie Claire (Caitriona Balfe) is while giving us an insight into Claire’s feelings for Jamie (Sam Heughan). By far the less demonstrative half of the couple, this […]

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Why There’s No Satisfaction in Comedy

There’s a cartoon by comedian Damian Clark which pinpoints perfectly how comedians tend to look at things. First, he shows what the audience looks like from the stage when the gig is going well. Here the frame is full of a sea of laughing faces. Underneath this drawing is what the comic sees – every […]

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MY Outlander Review – Heaven and Earth

Claire Makes a Splash, Jamie Takes a Backseat, Tears are Shed and Fergus Proves He Really is His (Adopted) Father’s Son. Contains Spoilers In this week’s episode Jamie (Sam Heughan) takes a backseat, the seat in question being below deck, imprisoned in yet another cell, unable to rescue his wife. And to put it mildly, […]

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MY Outlander Review – The Doldrums

Drama on the high seas, love on a more even keel, a set of new star-crossed lovers and a new comedy duo. Contains SPOLIERS. The purpose of this week’s episode seems to be to set the story up for the rest of the series and our intrepid heroes’ move across the Atlantic: the change in […]

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MY Outlander Review – First Wife

Claire finally finds out Jamie’s secret & it’s safe to say she’s not happy. Contains SPOILERS. Even Ian Senior (Steven Cree), usually the calmest of all the Frasers & Murrays, looks mightily annoyed at the arrival of Claire (Caitriona Balfe), Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Young Ian (John Bell) at Lallybroch. Ian Senior’s mood doesn’t improve […]

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