Friday, October 10, 2014

Let's Talk About Outlander! (I Know, I am Late to this Party..)

So I bet you all assumed I would be blogging about the new Outlander series on Starz, what with my undying love for the books which has resulted in countless (seven) blog posts on the subject. Then week after week went by with the show on, and I said nothing.  I feel as if I have let you all down. I mean, you have been dying to hear my thoughts, right?!

I have been watching, it's just been a little delayed.  But now I am completely caught up, finishing up the last episode from the first half of season one earlier this week, and I am ready to TALK about it!

I was really worried about this show.  I had said for years that I thought HBO should make it a series, but once I heard Starz was actually doing it I got a little panicked that they were going to screw up something I love.  I worried they would focus extremely heavily on the romance and not really do justice to the epic story that unfolds in these books.

I didn't need to worry.  Starz has done an AMAZING job bringing the first book to life.  I sit and watch it and am constantly impressed with how well everything is done, how true they are staying to the story, how amazingly well they cast...EVERYTHING! Everything is amazing! 
I thought this post would be longer, but I feel as if I have wrapped up a lot of my thoughts with "Everything is amazing".  I am just going to throw random comments out there along with more pictures:

I love the casting of Jamie and Clair.  It took me a minute since they both look a little different than I pictured in my head, but they own these characters.  I love the casting of Dougal and Geillis.   I think they are absolutely perfect.  I adore Rupert and Angus.  I was really happy to see Roger!

I am in love with the Scotland.  I loved it while reading the book, but seeing it on screen makes it even more clear how beautiful it is.  I want to go to there.  I love how they are taking the time to really build the conflict between Scottland and England.  They do not just expect you to know or take it as fact, they are showing you the unrest that was present during the time period.

I love that the same actor plays Frank and Jack.  HOW EVIL IS HE??  Oh my god, he is just AWFUL!  And yet as Frank I like him!  And feel sorry for him!  Poor Frank... lost his wife... and then BLLLLACK JAAACK.... HORROR!

 I am not sure how they are going to wrap up the rest of book one in the second half of the season.  For those of you who have read this book, there is A LOT LEFT.  Like, MAJOR THINGS.  Things that feel like way more than half the season.   And whhhhy must we wait six months for the second half of the season?  How is it they even still call that season one?  I don't understand what makes a season. 

I think that's it.  In sum, I am really really (REALLY) happy with Outlander.  I love it deep down in my soul, and I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am.  As with all other Outlander posts, I really would love if you comment and let me know what you think!  OUTLANDER FANS UNITE!

 *All pictures pulled from Google Images,



  1. You are the reason I started reading the Outlander books (probably from your very first post)! I just love the TV series, and look forward to more episodes. I'm very happy that the series takes some of the text word for word from the book, and what a beautiful production. Now, to wait for next season....

  2. I just started reading the books last week. I'm halfway through the 2nd one now and I love them! can't wait to watch the series!!