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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 10, 2018
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4.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

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  • Summary: Talon (Jessica Green) is the last surviving member of the Blackbloods. She discovers her supernatural powers and must learn how to control them as she tracks the killers of her family to a fortress on the edge of the civilization in this fantasy series created by Kynan Griffin and Jason Faller.
  • Genre(s): Action & Adventure, Fantasy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jul 10, 2018
    58
    Things aren’t breezy enough here to be a jaunty sword-and-dagger fest. Talon is too serious-minded for that with her understandable determination to kill her mother’s killers in addition to avenging the attempted wiping out of an entire race. The first episode never dawdles in this respect. Future hours may calm down considerably on the action front. But even at a slower pace, The Outpost seems to promise enough mayhem, intrigue and burgeoning feminism to make for a satisfying enough summer run.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jul 9, 2018
    50
    The series, which is humorous enough and romantic enough and as bloody as it needs to be for the international market, is not completely predictable.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jul 9, 2018
    40
    Imagine a low-rent “Game of Thrones” wannabe with bargain basement special effects and a paint-by-numbers plot and you’ve got a good conception of the fantasy drama "The Outpost."
  4. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jul 9, 2018
    25
    Outpost might remind you of the heyday--or low point--of syndicated shows in the late ’80s or ’90s. It’s not “Xena: Warrior Princess”--it’s more on par with the dreck of “Beastmaster.”
  5. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Jul 9, 2018
    20
    The Outpost isn't offensively bad. It's just head-scratchingly, "Why is this getting domestic distribution at all?" bad or "Geez, I hope The CW doesn't think it's going to be able to lure fans of The 100 to this" bad.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. Jul 18, 2018
    10
    The Outpost is a fantastic new show brought to us by Dean Devlin and the producers of the Mythica movies, and it is truly great! It hasThe Outpost is a fantastic new show brought to us by Dean Devlin and the producers of the Mythica movies, and it is truly great! It has strong female leads, fast pacing, great story-line with lots of twists and turns. The characters are interesting and well-played. It has fantasy, sci-fi, romance, mystery, humor, creatures and action. It leaves you wanting more-- more of the actors, more of the characters and more seasons to watch the story and characters evolve. Well done!! And it's from an independent film studio Expand
  2. Jul 13, 2018
    10
    I can tell the story is going places. The pilot isn’t perfect, but I was entertained and I’m excited to see where the story goes by the end ofI can tell the story is going places. The pilot isn’t perfect, but I was entertained and I’m excited to see where the story goes by the end of the season! For now I’ll give it a 10 to counteract the low scores from people who are eager to judge a show by its pilot while simultaneously expecting Game of Thrones production values from a low budget production. Expand
  3. Jul 12, 2018
    10
    I really enjoyed the show and having finally a fantasy medieval genre show that reminds me of all the games I love. The choice of actors isI really enjoyed the show and having finally a fantasy medieval genre show that reminds me of all the games I love. The choice of actors is perfect for the characters we've seen so far. Andrew Howard just gives me the creeps in all the good ways Expand
  4. Jul 29, 2018
    7
    There's clearly a terrible trend in film and TV these days where comparisons exlude budget. This Low budget show misses the mark in someThere's clearly a terrible trend in film and TV these days where comparisons exlude budget. This Low budget show misses the mark in some areas, but in most it hits well enough to be a bit of fun. The acting is ok, despite the arguments from others that it's awful (what they mean is the scripts dialogue is generally poor).

    The filming quality is what you'd expect from a series with enough of a budget for a network like CW to try out, but it's nothing great. Where the show really does well is in ensuring that the characters drives the story where the script and dialogue fail.

    Although relatively cliche, I'm in and want to find out more about the world that these characters exist in, who the mysterious figure at the end of the first episode is, what the relationship is between the captain and the "princess" and what the hell happened between him and his father.

    This definitely has potential to be something great if it is supported and is given the budget necessary for it to take off.

    I'm currently comparing this to Xena and Herculese and give it about 7 (if they are a 10).

    Compared to something as perfect as Game of Thrones it's a solid 2... but, Hey! Benioff and Martin kinda spoiled us with that one.
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  5. Jul 15, 2018
    5
    I have mixed feelings. The protagonist is a very bad actor, doesn't seem natural at all, in a lot of situations overacts, and the scriptI have mixed feelings. The protagonist is a very bad actor, doesn't seem natural at all, in a lot of situations overacts, and the script doesn't help her. The reactions of the characters and the motivations are built with a childish mind I think. The fights are unrealistic as well: momentum, leverage or physics in general never restricted the mind of the choreographer (ok, this happens almost all fantasy movies, GoT was a refreshing exception with its more realistic approach.)

    BUT:

    There are very few good fantasy series around, and this one isn't the worst at all. And there are children, middle aged and old actors as well. I really hate when most of the characters are teenagers.
    The costumes, scenes, buildings and the atmosphere of the outpost itself feels good enough, I liked it. And I don't want to speak about the plot, this was the first episode. So far I didn't find stupid contradictions in terms, the logic of the plot isn't broken. On the long run the plot can be good as well. I expect a relatively generic fantasy story, which I think suits this series.
    If you like old school rpg games, I think you can give to the movie a higher score, because against all weakness, there is a strong, familiar RPGish atmosphere, which saved the episode for me. If you aren't an RPG loving type, you can even dislike this.
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  6. Jul 11, 2018
    3
    Wow, Episode 1 was really bad.
    Think "Men in Tights" production quality but without any humor and with bad acting, CGI and choreography.
  7. Jul 17, 2018
    0
    This is ridiculously bad. Gamers: Dorkness Rising level of execution, except that Dorkness Rising was a parody and shot by enthusiasts forThis is ridiculously bad. Gamers: Dorkness Rising level of execution, except that Dorkness Rising was a parody and shot by enthusiasts for free, and being hilarious and cringeworthy by intent.

    10 stronk independent wymmynz out of 10, would punch men in closed helmets with my bare fists again.

    Srsly, the likes of Shannara or Legend of the Seeker are Citizen Kanes of fantasy television when contrasted to this.
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