Is there an Outlander thread?

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OstentatiousBreastfeeder Sat 28-Mar-15 14:27:34

Started watching it on Amazon Prime last night, I'm hooked already.

Haven't read the books it's based off, which makes a nice change for me!

Anyone else?

pinkrocker Sat 28-Mar-15 14:29:28

I've read the books, going to use my free month trial of Amazon Prime to watch it over half term!

OstentatiousBreastfeeder Sat 28-Mar-15 14:30:48

Just going to leave this here.

Roobix04 Sat 28-Mar-15 14:30:58

I downloaded the first few last year when they were on in America. Only the first part of the season was on and it's been six months but they start again this week. I blush like a school girl whenever tall, ginger and handsome comes on!

Roobix04 Sat 28-Mar-15 14:32:08

Swoon!

Twinklestein Sat 28-Mar-15 14:32:34

If there is I'm on it.

I watched the whole first half of the series free online (if anyone wants a link PM me)

Fabulous nonsense, I loved it.

Twinklestein Sat 28-Mar-15 14:35:20

You can call me Sassenach anytime <thud>

Roobix04 Sat 28-Mar-15 14:37:19

Glad it's not just me! Dp rolls his eyes at me whenever I watch it.

pinkrocker Sat 28-Mar-15 14:41:34

He's not how I imagined Jamie but he'll do smile

Happyyellowcar Sat 28-Mar-15 18:44:17

Started reading the books nearly 20 years ago - so excited that's It's coming to the uk!

www.heraldscotland.com/mobile/news/home-news/outlander-to-be-finally-screened-on-uk-television-next-year.114383330

wigglybeezer Sat 28-Mar-15 18:49:45

As the mother of two handsome redheaded Scottish sons I am always pleased when the hero is red haired, does a lot to balance out the " ginger " negativity, although it does make me feel a bit weird admiring them.

OstentatiousBreastfeeder Mon 30-Mar-15 07:19:58

Ok, finished all the episodes! So;

HOW much attempted rape must this woman be subjected to?! shockT

That witchy redhead woman is fishy. Do not trust her at all.

I want to take Jamie home and keep him and his hard muscular torso.

Is it wrong that I fancy Captain Randall more than Frank? It is isn't it blush

Ellisisland Mon 30-Mar-15 18:37:53

So glad I found this thread! I just finished the tv series the other day and read the first book. I don't think I'll bother with any of the other books in the series but I'll keep watching the show. New episodes start in a few weeks I think with one being released each week on Amazon Prime.

Ostentatious i know! Every other bloke seems to attack her! And I think it's the dirt and the ponytail that gives Black Jack the edge over Frank. wink

I would like to point out that although I would choose Jamie over Frank. I think Frank gives up a bit easy. I mean it's only been 6 weeks and he assumes she must have run off with the random I saw watch her one night ?!

Ellisisland Mon 30-Mar-15 18:40:39

Also was in the highland of Scotland this weekend and saw no Jamie Frasers anywhere. Most disappointing

Twinklestein Mon 30-Mar-15 19:17:29

The rapes are a bit OTT, I don't mean the 18 century wasn't full of it, but it feels like plot device fatigue.

TurnOverTheTv Mon 30-Mar-15 19:22:47

I've been reading the books for 20 years as well! I've enjoyed the series, but it's not how I imagined jamie at all grin

Grantaire Mon 30-Mar-15 19:27:38

I've seen the first 4. I am sort of enjoying it. The drama I like. The internal monologue I find a little grating. I've nodded off twice too which is usually a bad sign but I'm also not well so I'm going to assume it's that and stick with it. I'm watching an episode a night.

Grantaire Mon 30-Mar-15 19:28:29

Scotland is the real star of the show isn't it? We went to Scotland on honeymoon and our 10 year plan is to move there. Beautiful.

Squeakyheart Mon 30-Mar-15 19:34:34

I love the books and am going to get the thirty day free trial purely for this!

Again not how I saw Jamie but lovely all the same! And yes there's a lot of rape in all the books.

Looking forward to watching especially the scenery!

Micah Mon 30-Mar-15 19:44:16

I watched and was pleasantly surprised, as I'm a long time fan of the books. I wasn't expecting to like the casting, and thought they might have altered the storylines as tv adaptations do, but it's been done well so far.

Like the use of Gaelic throughout.

The books feature a lot of rape and violence against women. I'm no historian so not sure how accurate that is. Claire does travel with Jamie in pretty much an all male environment, so maybe that was risky in a time when women stayed at home?

Grantaire Mon 30-Mar-15 21:17:23

I love how the subtitles say "speaks other language" like the subtitler couldn't take a stab in the dark and assume it is Gaelic.

Grantaire Tue 31-Mar-15 09:20:11

Saw the wedding episode last night... every time dh wandered into the room there seemed to be nudity going on. Goodness only knows what he thinks I was watching.

Linguaphile Tue 31-Mar-15 12:32:49

Just turned it on to give it a go on Sunday evening after seeing it in my 'new to Amazon' list... have since binge-watched all episodes and am ready to read the books! I did wonder how the story was going to pull off the whole 'two husbands' thing that was mentioned in the description without it rankling a bit (I never really enjoy love stories where one party happens to already be married to someone else... spoils the romance for me), but have been pleasantly surprised. Her marriage to Jamie doesn't feel like an illicit relationship--more of a needs-must scenario--and I completely understand her position. Plus, that is one good-looking highlander.

Does feel a bit Game of Thrones with the full-on sex and boobs and gore... not that any of that is stopping me from looking forward to the next few episodes!

Grantaire Tue 31-Mar-15 12:39:37

I found the flogging of Jamie awfully graphic. It almost made me relieved for the sex scenes. At least nobody was flayed. I found the interrogation scene with Randall and Claire v well done. Randall is superbly dark.

Ellisisland Tue 31-Mar-15 13:18:30

New episodes are starting this Sunday for everyone who has watched the 8 already on there.
Now I have read the first book I am curious to see how they will handle the second half of the first book.
Grantaire I had the same thing. DH walked in on me watching The wedding episode and didn't look convinced when I said I was watching a costume drama !

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