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?
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!