What can I say to make you love this series as much as I do right now?
Maybe a pic will do..
Well, there’s no enough words, you have to see it. It’s amazing how feminine this series can be, there’s attention to detail, an interesting love story, incredible visual and amazing actors. I only read the first book, OUTLANDER, after the fist episode. I’m suspicious to talk about the book because of that, so I’m not making a comparison, each sustain on it own.
The show is narrated by a woman, Claire, and basically everything is seen through her point of view. It’s captivating how sensitive the writers are about that, since they choose not to follow the other characters steps, and focus only on her feelings and thoughts. The actress convinces she’s Claire, portraying a tough but kind heroine. This post explains how groundbreaking this approach is.
Outlander is a romance novel in it’s heart, and the director is clever not to forget that. Some say it’s historical fiction with sex, but I believe there’s plenty of romance that sustain the journey Claire, Jamie and Frank go through. Without the romance factor, much of the story would make no sense. You can read more about how we fantasize when historical fiction and sex colide, here.
Now Jamie. OMG. I’ve got such a crush! He really is the king of men. He’s got this mystery and sweetness that can get to you in a second. I’ve read we’ll see more about his POV on the next part of the season. We know he’s in love with Claire since the beginning, and the attraction and chemistry is palpable, but we haven’t really get to know his feelings.
Now I LOVE historical romance, as you know, and the show being set in the highlands is like a character itself. We get to see how they lived and not just imagine – such a treasure!
If you want to read a review for each episode I highly recommend this site, they’re incredibly funny!
Have you ever watched OUTLANDER?