Outlander: 10 reasons you should watch this epic fantasy series

If you’ve not see Outlander, now is the time to catch up with S1 and S2. Below are just few reasons you should be watching it!

OUTLANDER is one of the most under-rated shows in the UK, despite having a global fan base to rival the likes of Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.

The Scottish time traveling fantasy drama is based on a series of novels by American author Diana Gabaldon, who is still very much writing new books.It has received critical acclaim all round with glowing reviews after the first season aired and even attracted comparisons in the way it’s been made to Downton Abbey. There has been equal praise for S2 and now the cast and crew are busy filming the third season of the drama, which will feature the pivotal Battle of Culloden. In Britain, viewers can watch Outlander either on video-on-demand service Amazon Prime or on DVD as it’s not available on terrestrial channels. Following on from Outlander’s recent success at the Scottish BAFTA Awards, here are some reasons why this is a not-to-be-missed show even though it seems to be completely under-the-radar in the UK.


1. An intriguing premise

Outlander follows an army nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), who finds herself transported back through time to Scotland in the 1800s and in the middle of the Jacobite Risings.

It is while Claire is desperately trying to get back to her husband Frank (Tobias Menzies) in the present that she meets the dashing Highlander Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and things start to change.

Jamie is part of the rebellion against the British government but he is faced with a mortal enemy in the form of the sadistic Captain Black Jack, (also played by Tobias), who is trying to track down any dissenters.

The show crosses genres from historical fiction to fantasy and refuses to be pinned down, making it believable and grounded in reality – despite the time traveling element.

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