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 Post subject: Outlander (Starz)
PostPosted: Fri August 29, 2014 3:33 pm 
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Has a bit of a romance novel feel but I'm enjoying it.


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Liked the first episode. Been DVRing it. Need to get caught up.


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the author of the books, Diana Gabaldon, wrote:
The OUTLANDER series started by accident, when I decided to write a novel for practice, in order to:

1. Learn what it took to write a novel, and
2. To decide whether I really wanted to do that for real.

I did, and I did—and here we all are, still trying to figure out what the heck you call books that nobody can describe, but that fortunately most people seem to enjoy.

In essence, these novels are Big, Fat, Historical Fiction, à la James Clavell and James Michener. However, owing to the fact that I wrote the first book for practice, didn’t intend to show it to anyone, and therefore saw no reason to limit myself, they include…

history, warfare, medicine, sex, violence, spirituality, honor, betrayal, vengeance, hope and despair, relationships, the building and destruction of families and societies, time travel, moral ambiguity, swords, herbs, horses, gambling (with cards, dice, and lives), voyages of daring, journeys of both body and soul…

you know, the usual stuff of literature.


It's got everything! :D

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I've enjoyed this so far. The lead actress is well cast and the scenery is just beautiful.

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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (Starz)
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Still enjoying this one, can't get over how beautiful Scotland is.

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I've been looking forward to this show the most each week. I'm glad I gave it a chance I thought for sure it would be like I imagine one of those novels with Fabio on the cover would be like.....but in a kilt.


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It's starting to hot up. :naughty:

Too bad there's only one more episode then it goes on break. At least it has been picked up for a second season.

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Next week looks interesting. I didn't expect them to go back and show more "current" 1940s stuff. I kinda thought she hit her head and this would end up being a dream or rather that would be a possibility when she gets back to her time to leave it open to interpretation or something. I know nothing about the source material. I'm afraid to look at anything for fear of spoilers.


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bada wrote:
Next week looks interesting. I didn't expect them to go back and show more "current" 1940s stuff. I kinda thought she hit her head and this would end up being a dream or rather that would be a possibility when she gets back to her time to leave it open to interpretation or something. I know nothing about the source material. I'm afraid to look at anything for fear of spoilers.


I know nothing about the books, but I thought it was relatively clearly implied that the guy spying on her in the 1940's timeline scene in the first episode was Jamie.

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broken iris wrote:
bada wrote:
Next week looks interesting. I didn't expect them to go back and show more "current" 1940s stuff. I kinda thought she hit her head and this would end up being a dream or rather that would be a possibility when she gets back to her time to leave it open to interpretation or something. I know nothing about the source material. I'm afraid to look at anything for fear of spoilers.


I know nothing about the books, but I thought it was relatively clearly implied that the guy spying on her in the 1940's timeline scene in the first episode was Jamie.



Right over my head till I saw the preview for next week and remembered that part.


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bada wrote:
Next week looks interesting. I didn't expect them to go back and show more "current" 1940s stuff. I kinda thought she hit her head and this would end up being a dream or rather that would be a possibility when she gets back to her time to leave it open to interpretation or something. I know nothing about the source material. I'm afraid to look at anything for fear of spoilers.

I've read the books so if you'd like clarification on anything just ask. I don't want to spoil anything for you guys if I can help it.

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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (Starz)
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My wife is still all huffy about having to wait until April for the second half of season one.

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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (Starz)
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I just started watching this today and I'm enjoying it. It's pretty glacial, but nice to look at and atmospheric.


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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (Starz)
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Was that
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her on the back of the bike
in the last episode zooming by what's his name before he turned towards the rocks?


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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (Starz)
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Was that
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in the last episode zooming by what's his name before he turned towards the rocks?


Maybe. I'm really hoping they are planting things like all over this first season.

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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (Starz)
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broken iris wrote:
bada wrote:
Was that
Spoiler: show
her on the back of the bike
in the last episode zooming by what's his name before he turned towards the rocks?


Maybe. I'm really hoping they are planting things like all over this first season.

Only look if you really want the answer to bada's question.
Spoiler: show
No it wasn't (or it shouldn't have been)


and I too am huffy :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (Starz)
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I'm afraid to look.


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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (Starz)
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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (Starz)
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we started watching this yesterday since my wife finished the first book recently. i enjoy all the crazy scots.


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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (Starz)
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Really enjoyed the first season. Hope it comes back

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