Outlander…my new guilty pleasure!

images-4If you haven’t read the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon then you are missing out. These books are monsters…usually 800 or 900 pages but once you start, you can’t stop. In August, when there is absolutely nothing to watch on TV, STARZ released the TV series based on the series Outlander. I’m hooked…addicted…can’t get enough of it. I could watch the episodes again and again.

The Starz Channel has not had many shows that I thought had a high production value. I was worried that they wouldn’t get the background scenes and actors right for this much loved book series. Much to my surprise, the writing is superb, the actors are excellent and the production sets are unbelievable. You can literally feel the coldness and harshness of the Scottish highlands through the television.

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This book series has a bit of science fiction, a ton of Scottish history (and the Gaelic which is hard to follow in the book and on TV), and lots of romance. The show is brilliantly paced to the point that it is driving me insane. I can’t get enough of Jamie and Claire but if you read the books, the show is right on par.

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We are almost through Season 1 and we learned that Season 2 is a green light. Please tell me we don’t have to wait for too long! I am a believer in this show and recommend it to all Gabalon fans but also tell people who haven’t read the book, check out the series and then go get the book!

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