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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 10, 2018
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 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: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Oct 8, 2018
    10
    If you liked the series Merlin you will also enjoy it. The series has its faults but the show is entertaining and fills a gap in the marketIf you liked the series Merlin you will also enjoy it. The series has its faults but the show is entertaining and fills a gap in the market right now. If you have kids I think this is a highly recommended program. I hope they keep it running for season 2.
    Acting is decent but the plot is very entertaining.
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  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 12, 2018
    9
    The Outpost is a fresh new series by the creators of the fantasy film series Mythica. Jess Greene is the main star, Talon, a Blackblood, theThe Outpost is a fresh new series by the creators of the fantasy film series Mythica. Jess Greene is the main star, Talon, a Blackblood, the nearest analogy to that is think Half Elven. The series is backed up by a great musical score by James Schafer, and the sound engineering of Nate Hoffman, and China Khoral

    Far too many critics are attacking Outpost on low budget, or on plot based off of having only viewed the pilot, very unfairly. If you want Game of Thrones, go watch that, pay HBO or buy the DVD's, The Outpost is not attempting to be that, or Lord of the Rings.

    What Outpost does offer is a new network fantasy show, with actors that care about their audience, and love to interact with them on Facebook on the Fan Group Mythica and Outpost Musings, as well as on Twitter. Both Jake Stormoen and Adam Johnson are incredible with that, you will not find this with your larger shows.

    The Outpost offers you a chance to come in as a fan and support a small show filmed primarily in Utah, with a small studio, and help with that support to become more of what you dream of in a fantasy show, Arrowstorm Studios is all about you, the fans.

    If you want a show to watch weekly with your kids with magic, fun, diverse characters and cast, The Outpost is something you need to give a chance, for something PG and enchanting, If you ever played Dungeons and Dragons, or love watching Critical Role, The Outpost will be a fix for you

    The Outpost is not perfect, the characters need and probably will grow as the episodes progress. If you care more about Story, and people, rather than gloss and BOOMS, this series is your chance for something epic
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  5. 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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  6. Jul 11, 2018
    6
    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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