Sexual dysfunction and physical torture
I am not familiar with the Outlander books, but saw so many promotional pieces and interviews, and read so many positive reviews that I was very interested to see it. I watched the first 2 episodes then many weeks later 2 more, and binge watched 6 on and off in one day. The filming and location were beautiful, almost dreamlike. The music mesmerizing and the costumes extremely detailed and intricate. Definitely, a carefully thought out production to the minutest detail. The actors peformed exceptionally in the dramatic scenes, conveying the strongest emotions and excitement. But even with all these attributes, I cannot justify watching it, and will not go any further in the series. Art is intertwined in life, but there are boundaries when it no longer resembles art, but becomes dark and gratuitous. When writers and directors graphically depict the most heinous crimes and sexual details, proclaiming it necessary for the story, they are really feeding their desires to be outrageous and contretemps. They have tremendous talent, but reduce it to rubbish, using profanity, vulgarity, and torture in their scripts, painstakingly convincing themselves that it is art. I am sorry for them, for the actors, and for the fans who have bought into this deception. The professed success of a book or tv series, measured by the writers, producers, directors, actors, and fans involved is a biased opinion. The Outlander tv series had all the elements to be amazing, but added in so much disturbing, irreverent, graphic material, it destroyed itself. There is more than enough violence and sexual dysfunction in the world, now and throughout history. Presenting it as artistic form does not change the reality of what it is. It always must be rejected in reality and fiction, and overcome with virtue and industry, in real life and art.
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Violence & scariness