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A Quick Open Letter to Outlander

Call it misandry, but having a whole episode from Jamie's perspective — particularly the first episode back after a way-the-fuck-too-long hiatus — was insanely boring.

Luckily I missed the fact that it came back last week, so I was able to watch both the premiere and the follow-up episode in one night, and the second episode does mostly return us to Claire's point of view.

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But what that made the one-off Jamie episode interesting (a term I use loosely and ironically) is how much all of the historical rebellion stuff is totally superfluous to the show's charm and focus. Maybe I'm a bad viewer, but I just don't care what's brewing politically — I want more naked field dancing, bigamy guilt, and fairy hills.

I guess mostly I'm worried that this was an attempt on the part of the show to draw in a bigger male audience, but that horse has surely left the gate by now.

Is anyone else watching? Thoughts? Misandry?

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