MY Outlander Review – Eye of the Storm

A Finale of Two Halves, Some Far-Fetched Heroics, Geillis in Nutty Scottish Nationalist Mode and Some Sexy Foreplay. Contains SPOILERS. From my perspective, this season’s finale was a bit of an anti-climax. Perhaps this was because the last two seasons finished with such strong episodes; or maybe because Season 3 was so enthralling at the […]

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MY Outlander Review – The Bakra

Bloodbaths, Old Acquaintances and Smouldering Looks Contains SPOILERS. This episode proves what a small world it was in the 18th century with Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) bumping into not one but four old faces from home despite being on the other side of the world. The one old face they actually want […]

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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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MY Outlander Review – Crème de Menthe

Lies, Sex and Murder. Oh yes, and Jamie proves he can also be a bit of a twat. Contains SPOILERS. After last week’s episode, this episode was always going to be a bit of an anti-climax. But after such a longed-for reunion, I didn’t expect the cracks between our two lovers to show so soon, […]

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MY Outlander Review – A. Malcolm

Yes after THAT wait it’s THAT reunion. And boy is it good to have Claire and Jamie back together again. Contains SPOILERS. This being Outlander this long-awaited episode doesn’t start where we think it will but goes back in time to give us Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) point of view before Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie […]

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Me Too

In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the Me Too hashtag trended on Twitter, kick started by the actress Alyssa Milano who asked for anyone who’d ever been sexually assaulted or harassed to tweet “me too” in order to “give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem”. Of course, we women know […]

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