Outlander – Season 1 Episode 15

“Wentworth Prison” Only one more episode of the first season of Outlander to go and I’m not sure how much more brutality I can handle from this show. I don’t say that as a bad thing because it’s quite the opposite and it’s a testament to how good this show is that I can keep…

Outlander – Season 1 Episode 14

“The Search” Outlander follows up on Jamie’s capture by having Claire and Jenny go looking for him using Jenny’s tracking skills. I often talk about how well this show subverts gender roles and the expectations that come with them for the time period that this is set. The reason it comes up so often is…

Outlander – Season 1 Episode 13

“The Watch” Outlander continues with the Lallybroch arc as Ian and Jenny’s new baby is born amid various complications both with the pregnancy and with the internal politics of Lallybroch. Considering how busy this episode is in terms of content it probably should have been a lot more important than it ultimately turned out to…

Outlander – Season 1 Episode 12

“Lallybroch” Outlander takes viewers to Lallybroch, the place that Jamie grew up and where he will take his place as Laird (or Lord for those who don’t understand Scots). This marks another location change for Outlander and with it comes a change in pacing and tone. Fiddling about with the style is something this show…

Outlander – Season 1 Episode 11

“The Devil’s Mark” Outlander continues to prove itself as a versatile TV show with a slight genre change into courtroom drama for much of it. Claire and Geillis are in a lot of trouble as they are both accused of witchcraft so have to face trial to determine whether they should be burned at the…

Outlander – Season 1 Episode 10

“By the Pricking of my Thumbs” Outlander resumes focus on Claire after a brief interlude spent looking at things from Jamie’s perspective. It was a nice diversion but this show is infinitely more interesting when Claire is the central figure of the narrative. She is the most compelling character in the show and her reaction…

On the D/L – Outlander

Season 1 Episode 9 – “The Reckoning” Outlander returns for the first episode on air since September. It’s been a long break and I have to say the show has been missed. I’m not often that compelled by period pieces like this but this show has definitely grabbed my attention. As a return the opening…

On The D/L – Outlander

Season 1 Episode 8 – “Both Sides Now” Outlander is back on air this week and for whatever reason I never managed to get around to reviewing the midseason finale. I’m not sure if there’s any appetite to look at it now but all the same I’m going to do it for the purposes of completeness….

On the Silver Screen – Black Sea

Jude Law stars as Captain Robinson in Black Sea, the story of a submarine crew tasked with searching the depths of the Black Sea in order to loot a submarine rumoured to be loaded with tons of gold. The film starts out really well for the most part. Captain Robinson seems to be a sympathetic…

On the D/L – Outlander

Season 1 Episode 6 – “The Garrison Commander” Picking up right where the previous episode left off, Claire shows her loyalty to Dougal and the rest of Clan MacKenzie by telling the English Redcoats that she’s a guest of the clan. This causes Dougal and Claire to be invited to meet the commanding officer. From…