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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Haunting romantic drama has graphic sex and violence.

TV Starz Drama 2014
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 68 parent reviews

age 18+

Soft Porn

I had to put an age to do a review but it really isn't fit for anyone as far as the sex and nudity go. I really was so disappointed in this movie series, I couldn't even watch it. It would have been a wonderful historical romance if it didn't have all the graphic sex and nudity. Before sex and nudity in movies, it was so relaxing to sit down and watch a GOOD movie. You didn't have to enjoy porn or be a voyeur - you could just use your imagination. What we've become is really so sad. The violence is brutal but that is the way it was back then, but no one was intended to watch people having sex or being naked, ever. Too bad they can't make an edited version of this series so us with a brain could watch it. Too embarrassed to watch.

This title has:

Too much sex
6 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Too much violence

Potentially a very interesting story line. Sadly enough, too much violence and evil attitudes. Getting worse and worse. Unfortunately the result is a disgusting product, not supporting any good goal.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
3 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (68 ):
Kids say (28 ):

The Outlander series of novels has been reliably standing its readers' hairs on end since the early 1990s, and ardent fans can breathe a sigh of relief: This is a faithful and wonderful adaptation of rich and beloved source material. The casting is particularly choice, with a brooding light/dark Jamie with magnetism, a sweet and sexy Frank, and, best of all, the sumptuous Caitriona Balfe as Claire. She's as strong, compelling, and interesting as the Claire realized in Diana Gabaldon's book series, a woman of sulks and rages and a childlike sense of fun. She's a complicated woman, in a medium that doesn't often feature complicated women.

Thus, women in particular likely will be drawn to Outlander, with the juicy internal conflict Claire faces: Is it OK to get comfy in the 18th century with Jamie when her real husband, Frank, is waiting for her back in the present day? Will she ever get back there? Why is she here, anyway? This could all be eye-rollingly silly stuff, but, with dialogue and scenes lifted directly from the terrific novels and compelling actors emoting, Outlander is the very best kind of television (for adults, at least): quality that's also an addictive pleasure.

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