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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 10, 2018
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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
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: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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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  4. Jul 12, 2018
    9
    If you like fantasy, I think this show is going to be awesome. Only seen first episode, but am already hooked. Sure, it's a little cheap, butIf you like fantasy, I think this show is going to be awesome. Only seen first episode, but am already hooked. Sure, it's a little cheap, but characters and story are cool so far, and hints at much bigger things to come. Expand
  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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