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    Outlander, Starz´s new historical romance show, is praised by many critics to be a strong contender (some even say a favourite) for a nomination or even win for best drama series and also for the acting categories. Some are even going so far and called it the best show ever on television. 

    In the last weeks, the show and its lead actress has been mentioned by the editors as a critics favourite and strong contender. Its not in my predictions, but I wanted to ask, if it might has a chance or not. 

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    Who said?

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    According to editor Tom O´Neil Outlander is “an international cult hit that competes in other Emmy races, too – like costumes and art direction – but its best hope for prestige recognition is in that lead acting slot“. http://www.goldderby.com/news/8780/caitriona-balfe-outlander-entertainment-13579086-story.html

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    Some are even going so far and called it the best show ever on television. 

    any critic who has said that should be out of a job 

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    Holy Crap! A thread for Outlander! I originally asked why there wasnt one for it in the PT threads, and I was told that “there is no interest in it”. Lol. O-kaay. Chalk up another one I’m watching that noone else is. (anyone want to try restarting a Vikings thread?)

     

    This series started out very well, and is now right in the thick of it. It helps knowing about the Jacobites, but you dont have to have heard of them or their cause  or the times to enjoy it. It’s challenging and turning out to be, not for everyone.

    Caitriona Balfe deserves an Emmy nod. Heughan is quite a character, and also very good. But imo, Balfe carries this show in very very fine style.

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    Holy Crap! A thread for Outlander! I originally asked why there wasnt one for it in the PT threads, and I was told that “there is no interest in it”. Lol. O-kaay. Chalk up another one I’m watching that noone else is. (anyone want to try restarting a Vikings thread?)

     

    This series started out very well, and is now right in the thick of it. It helps knowing about the Jacobites, but you dont have to have heard of them or their cause  or the times to enjoy it. It’s challenging and turning out to be, not for everyone.

    Caitriona Balfe deserves an Emmy nod. Heughan is quite a character, and also very good. But imo, Balfe carries this show in very very fine style.

    I started a thread about the show a few months ago, but yes, there was zero interest to discuss/state opinions about the show. I mean, there is even a thread for CSI: Cyber.

    The show is very well done and I thought would be very appealing to the Emmy voters, since they seem to love shows like Downton Abbey. And Caitriona Balfe plays a posh english rose a lá Lady Mary. Since Michelle Dockery gets nominated every year, I thought Balfe might have a shot. According to the Emmy rankings by users, she got a lot of votes allready. 

    Personally I dont think, her acting is as strong as the one of other contender like Davis, Wright, Wilson and so on. But I did get the impression, that Emmy voters go more for actors/actresses, they like to watch, than with the best acting.  

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    I wish I hadnt missed your thread. Once I was told no, I didnt bother to check back and I could have. I’m not the only GDer watching this either, so how wonderful you tried.

    Outlander does it’s very best to be “authentic” to the times in almost every way. If it wasnt, I wouldnt be as enamoured. This is also what I’d consider to be a niche programme, for history lovers and fantasy/scifi fans. But once they’ve seen it, there are many other reasons to keep watching.

    I cant compare Balfe to any of the others because I havent seen them in these contending shows, although I certainly know their other works. But Balfe imo deserves the nomination. She probably wont win, although Emmy voters can be far more unpredictable than other Award groups, but she deserves to be there with the others.

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    I wish I hadnt missed your thread. Once I was told no, I didnt bother to check back and I could have. I’m not the only GDer watching this either, so how wonderful you tried.

    Outlander does it’s very best to be “authentic” to the times in almost every way. If it wasnt, I wouldnt be as enamoured. This is also what I’d consider to be a niche programme, for history lovers and fantasy/scifi fans. But once they’ve seen it, there are many other reasons to keep watching.

    I cant compare Balfe to any of the others because I havent seen them in these contending shows, although I certainly know their other works. But Balfe imo deserves the nomination. She probably wont win, although Emmy voters can be far more unpredictable than other Award groups, but she deserves to be there with the others.

    You can search for the thread. It still exist. 🙂

    Outlander does it’s very best to be “authentic” to the times in almost every way. If it wasnt, I wouldnt be as enamoured. This is also what I’d consider to be a niche programme, for history lovers and fantasy/scifi fans. But once they’ve seen it, there are many other reasons to keep watching.”

    Yes, it tries. However it is not “authentic” in costumes nor design. It does portray the period in a very nostalgic and sometimes romantic light, which is fine, since it is a show for escapism. Unfortunatly its pseudo-history is sometimes hart to stomach and the writing is not the best in tackling historical and gender issues. Having said that, it is beautifully filmed and the costumes/design are nice to look at. I dont really understand the Scifi-part of it, since the only “sci-fi” element is the time-travel. 

    Balfe I have to say, just doesnt convince me through her acting. She just doesnt emotionally move me, since I dont see the emotions, she wants to bring across and her stilted accent is sometimes very hart to listen to. She is nice to look at and her interactions with the other actors are good. For me the standout performence is given by Tobias Menzies. I dont think he will have a shot at the Emmys, but his performence I would consider more worthy of a nominationn – in comparison with other performences I have seen this year (all based on my opinion). 🙂 

     

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    [quote=”thedemonhog”][quote=”Cathy97″]Outlander, Starz´s new historical romance show, is
    praised by many critics to be a strong contender (some even say a
    favourite) for a nomination or even win for best drama series and also
    for the acting categories. Some are even going so far and called it the
    best show ever on television. In the last weeks, the show and
    its lead actress has been mentioned by the editors as a critics
    favourite and strong contender. Its not in my predictions, but I wanted
    to ask, if it might has a chance or not.

    Who said?[/quote]According to editor Tom O´Neil Outlander is “an international cult hit that competes in other Emmy races, too – like costumes and art direction – but its best hope for prestige recognition is in that lead acting slot“. http://www.goldderby.com/news/8780/caitriona-balfe-outlander-entertainment-13579086-story.html[/quote]You said that many critics have said that it is a strong contender to be nominated for and win best drama, but cannot name a single one.  You also said that someone called it the best show ever on television, but this was also a lie.  Finally, you mentioned it being cited as a strong contender for lead actress and to back this up, you quoted Tom saying that its best hope is in lead actress.

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    [quote=”babypook”]

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    I wish I hadnt missed your thread. Once I was told no, I didnt bother to check back and I could have. I’m not the only GDer watching this either, so how wonderful you tried.

    Outlander does it’s very best to be “authentic” to the times in almost every way. If it wasnt, I wouldnt be as enamoured. This is also what I’d consider to be a niche programme, for history lovers and fantasy/scifi fans. But once they’ve seen it, there are many other reasons to keep watching.

    I cant compare Balfe to any of the others because I havent seen them in these contending shows, although I certainly know their other works. But Balfe imo deserves the nomination. She probably wont win, although Emmy voters can be far more unpredictable than other Award groups, but she deserves to be there with the others.

    You can search for the thread. It still exist. 🙂

    Outlander does it’s very best to be “authentic” to the times in almost every way. If it wasnt, I wouldnt be as enamoured. This is also what I’d consider to be a niche programme, for history lovers and fantasy/scifi fans. But once they’ve seen it, there are many other reasons to keep watching.”

    Yes, it tries. However it is not “authentic” in costumes nor design. It does portray the period in a very nostalgic and sometimes romantic light, which is fine, since it is a show for escapism. Unfortunatly its pseudo-history is sometimes hart to stomach and the writing is not the best in tackling historical and gender issues. Having said that, it is beautifully filmed and the costumes/design are nice to look at. I dont really understand the Scifi-part of it, since the only “sci-fi” element is the time-travel. 

    Balfe I have to say, just doesnt convince me through her acting. She just doesnt emotionally move me, since I dont see the emotions, she wants to bring across and her stilted accent is sometimes very hart to listen to. She is nice to look at and her interactions with the other actors are good. For me the standout performence is given by Tobias Menzies. I dont think he will have a shot at the Emmys, but his performence I would consider more worthy of a nominationn – in comparison with other performences I have seen this year (all based on my opinion). 🙂 

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    We part company re Balfe, but those clothes are straight out of the history books. A little modernized perhaps, but ‘true’ to the times. They ALWAYS demonize the Brits…..but then, the Scots have few reasons to cozy up to them n’est ce pas? (no offense but, c’mon)

    The gender ‘issues’, were far far worse. The fact that ‘Claire’ connected with someone as open-minded and progressive as “Jamie”, might be a stretch, but thank goodness for it.

    Menzies is phenomenal, and I really like Graham McTavish, but I wont be holding my breathe for either of them.

    I’m hoping for Balfe. If she ‘scores’ here, I’ll be delighted.

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    Outlander is one of the few exceptional offerings on television.

    Time travel, just as parallel worlds and wormholes, is undeniably science fiction.  Let there be no doubt that this series is Sci-Fi, OK?

    However, there is  a much more disturbing aspect of this thread, in that  we have a complete ignoramus accusing Cathy97 of being a  liar.  This is a breach of respect and honour and class…but, considering the source, what can you expect?  To quote the demonhog:
    “You said that many critics have said that it is a strong contender to be nominated for and win best drama, but cannot name a single one.  You also said that someone called it the best show ever on television, but this was also a lie.”

    In Scotland this series is highly revered and well reviewed  and it is not difficult to find glowing reviews, including best television drama, best actor and actress along with best supporting, best costumes, and best just about everything else.  A little research is recommended, hogmeister.  I’ve been on the boards for awhile, and truly enjoy Gold Derby so trust me, this is not an unwarrented attack, merely a well deserved upbraiding.  Demonhog, you’ve done this to me before, and clearly ego is surpassing common sense again.

    Thank you, Cathy97,  for reminding people that there is good TV out there.

    For myself, Outlander is up there with Game of Thrones, Vikings and Walking Dead; 
    and good riddance to Madmen
    and Breaking Bad
    and, I hope, Sons of Anarchy
     – way too much angst…I actually know some bikers, and they laugh and drink and do drugs and usually party it up a bit, and ride for fun.

    Anyway, Outlander rocks. 

    The following is a true spoiler, as this is what happenes in Claire Randall’s time in Scotland  (History Lesson 101)

    This is from a site called    Armaillt Brlacannach Paislic  (Paisley Tartan Army)

    The War of the Austrian Succession drew Britain and France into open hostility in 1743. It was to be a surprise attack with troops marching from their winter quarters to hidden invasion barges which were to take them and Charles Edward Stuart (later known as Bonnie Prince Charlie or the Young Pretender – see left) to Maldon in Essex where they were to be joined by local Tories in an immediate march on London. One of the worst storms of the century scattered the French fleets which were about to battle for control of the English Channel, sinking one ship and putting five out of action. The barges had began embarking some 10,000 troops and the storm wrecked the troop and equipment transports, sinking some with the loss of all hands. Charles was officially informed on February 28 that the invasion had been cancelled.

    Charles did not give up hope (yet). In collusion with some privateers from Nantes who were funded by exiled Scots bankers, they fitted out a small Frigate and a ship of the line (the Elisabeth) and set out for Scotland in July 1745. The Elisabeth, carrying weapons, supplies and 700 volunteers from the Irish Brigade, encountered the British Navy ship HMS Lion and with both ships badly damaged in the ensuing battle the Elisabeth was forced back, but the Frigate successfully landed Charles with his seven men of Moidart on the island of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides on August 2nd 1745.

    The Scottish clans and their chieftains showed little enthusiasm since he had no troops or munitions, but Charles went on to Moidart and on August 19th 1745 raised the standard at Glenfinnan to lead the Second Jacobite Rising in his father’s name. This attracted about 1,200 men from Clan MacDonald of Clanranald, Clan MacDonell of Glengarry, Clan MacDonnell of Keppoch, and Clan Cameron. They marched south from Glenfinnan, increasing to almost 3,000 men.

    In response, almost 60 clans provided men to swell the ranks further. Most of the british Army were in Flanders and Germany, with only a small force left in Scotland. King George II was not popular, and so they found little support locally. There was panic in Edinburgh, and the City Guard and Volunteers fled. When the city gate at the Netherbar Port was opened to let a coach pass, the Camerons rushed in and seized control of the Capital. The next day King James VIII was proclaimed at the Mercat Cross and Charles entered Holyrood palace in triumph.

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    I havent seen a PT thread I watch since The Sopranos. Did I remember to thank you Cathy? Maybe it’ll happen again within the next ten years.

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    I see no onewatches Outlander or the Goldbergs around here.

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    i love outlander! and whats strange my mom does as well. I cant never get her into any of my shows but for some reasons she loves outlander, she calls me to remind me to watch it, lol. Which hopefully means that outlander is accessible to a wide range of viewers and i am holding hope for Caitriona Balfe to land a nomination. i didnt like her at the beginning or i should say her character but she has grown on me so much.

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    24Emmy
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    I see no onewatches Outlander or the Goldbergs around here.

     

    That’s not true. The Goldbergs is one of my favorite shows (see avatar). Other goldderby posters that watch include BenitoDelicias, EmmyLoser, Joe, KyleBailey, Tye-Grr, vinny, and editor Ralph Galvan.

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