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 Post subject: Outlander (TV series)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:21 am 
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I've just started watching the first series and I'm gripped! Has anyone else been watching this series? I'm trying to get through the first 8 episodes before the next set of 8 start in April.

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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (TV series)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:15 pm 
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I bought the first 8 on iTunes and have watched through twice. I'm gonna have to break down and get Starz so that I don't have to wait to watch the next 8. The books have been my guilty pleasure for years. I always thought Jamie would be the hard one to cast but Sam Heugan is awfully charming. It's Claire that I am still not sold on. I LOVE Graham McTavish as Dougal, though... so much better than I ever pictured him.

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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (TV series)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:19 pm 
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I'm not a fan of Jamie. Graham McTavish on the other hand? He's fantastic. Claire's ok. She seems...I don't know...not strong enough? It's a mixed bag for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (TV series)
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I think I set my expectations really low for Jamie because he was going to be so hard to cast. The best way I can describe my feelings about Claire is that she's not... substantial... enough? I don't know, I'm still hoping she'll grow on me.

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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (TV series)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:13 pm 
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Ugh Jaime is so lovely. Also kilts. I felt iffy about Claire, because I'm always picky about lead roles. I liked that they picked an actress I'd never seen before since that always makes it feel more like the character to me. It's been a while since I watched it, but I think she sort of won me over. She comes off as the more subdued strong type rather than in-your-face. I don't like how we were left at the end of season one, but I just love the show.

I need to get back into the books. I've only read the first and it was an instant favorite. I was only hesitant after hearing the author saying each of her books has very different distinct themes and I was worried the rest of the series would be too different. Any one have any thoughts on that?


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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (TV series)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:25 am 
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Too different? Nah. I think it's fairly safe to say that if you liked the first one, then you'll probably like the rest. "Fiery Cross" was a little annoying as she spent more than 150 pages on one day, and there are definitely parts of the series that I could do without. Aside from that, I'd still say give it a try.


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Agreed on all counts. At least try the second if you loved the first.

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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (TV series)
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I've just finished the first 8 episodes and definitely totally hooked.

I'm definitely voting for Team Jamie though. Not really a fan of Frank.

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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (TV series)
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Eep! New episodes start tomorrow and I managed to finagle 3 months of Starz for free!

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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (TV series)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:32 pm 
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Imogen wrote:
I've just finished the first 8 episodes and definitely totally hooked.

I'm definitely voting for Team Jamie though. Not really a fan of Frank.


I read the books so my perspective is a bit...different. I think both Frank and Claire tried their best in the face of beng separated by the war. I would imagine war changes people quite a bit which is likely a big factor in what happens. In light of what Frank does in future books, I think he's an ok sort of guy. Don't get me wrong, he does some things I judge him pretty harshly for, but if she hadn't disappeared or if she had been able to get back sooner, I think they probably could have found their way back to one another and been happy.


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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (TV series)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:00 pm 
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I just watched the series finale and I found it really hard to watch. I'm not convinced that the extended rape and torture scenes were really necessary; it felt a lot like they were trying to imitate Game of Thrones in that way.

I did really enjoy the show overall though and I'll probably keep watching for the second series.

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 Post subject: Re: Outlander (TV series)
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I won't watch past episode 14 and I've read the books. I just can't go there.


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