Outlander on Starz?….yes, please.

Another installment will air tonight. Am I looking forward to it? Well, yeah, but I wasn’t too sure to begin with.

For a book series that is near and dear to my heart, I was admittedly pretty worried about how it would translate on screen. So many of my favorite books have been turned into horrible movies. I’ll also admit that at first I wasn’t too excited about the casting. Claire’s too skinny and Jamie is not big enough, and his hair’s not red enough. But I have come around. The actors are convincing, and now I can’t decide if Sam Heughan is actually really hot, or if I only think so because he’s Jamie Frasier. Because we all know Jamie Frasier is smokin. That’s just a fact. They really have done a pretty good job with it, and I can’t wait to see where they go from here. Will they stick to the books? I do hope so, but how are they going to age the characters?

So if you haven’t seen it yet, I will warn you, it’s not one to watch with the in-laws. It gets pretty steamy right from the get go. Mr. Herbs and I watch it together, often with a dram of my favorite scotch (just to get us in the right highland-like mindset). It has enough action and adventure to keep him happy, and the steamy bits? Well, I don’t think he’s complaining about those either…

What do you all think, is Sam Heughan really a hottie or is it my imagination? Is he the right guy to play Jamie? What about Caitriona Balfe, is she the best Claire? Who would you have cast?

1 Comment

  1. So funny story…My hub is generally not into adaptations of anything I have read since they only end up being interesting considering I have read the book. To him, it’s just bad TV or movies. With Outlander, however, he seems at least moderately snagged. In terms of his viewing history this is a huge accomplishment for Starz! He is Scottish and I am English, so I guess I’m a Sassenach!

    The characters are portrayed swimmingly, at least as much as is humanly possible.

    Love, love, love this series.

    Love your review also, I am going to have to pick up some Lagavulin to celebrate!

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