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Review of "The Outpost" 7/12/18 by Suzanne
airs Tuesdays, 9/8c on The CW

If you like fantasy or sword-and-sorcery shows, you might like this low budget summer show. I would only watch it if there's nothing else on. To its credit, at least it's completely original and not based on any book, video game, comic book or web series, like most shows seem to be nowadays. However, it's not all that original in the sense that it seems to have taken much of its plot from other fantasy series.

Don't get me wrong. The action and adventure are good. The fight scenes and special effects are fine, unless you're really picky.  It's not going to wow you, though. Jessica Green plays Talon, a young girl who's lost her whole village. Their people, Blackwoods, who have pointed ears and special powers, were killed by mercenaries, at the direction of someone high up in their kingdom. Talon is bent on revenge, but she discovers her powers along the way.

Dean Devlin is the executive producer of the show, but he didn't write it. It would have been better if he had because his shows, like "Leverage" and "Stargate Universe," are far better than this. It reminds me more of the canceled show "The Shannara Chronicles," but that had more humor.


The Outpost follows Talon (Jessica Green), the lone survivor of a race called “Blackbloods.” Years after her entire village is destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world, as she tracks the killers of her family. On her journey to this outpost, Talon discovers she possesses a mysterious supernatural power that she must learn to control in order to save herself, and defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator.   Jake Stormoen, Anand Desai Barochia, Imogen Waterhouse, Michael Flynn, Robyn Malcolm, Andrew Howard and Philip Brodie also star. 

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