Sunday, 12 June 2016

Read and watching Outlander

The series Outlander is adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, “Outlander” follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
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Am loving reading these books, so far 8 in this series, reading the Voyager number 3.
I don't normally get too wrapped up in books or a TV Series but this one is excellent with great acting by Caitriona Balfe as Claire, Sam Heughan as Jamie Frazer.

Is anyone else watching the TV Series or reading the books?


The 5 Highlanders

 
Claire on the right.


Clare and Jamie.


Clare and Jamie's Wedding night.


Clare and Jamie on the way to France.


Clare and Jamie to make an impression in France.


From left Ronald D. Moore, the executive producer. Diana Gabaldon, the Author. Caitronia Balfe as Claire. Tobias Menzies as Frank and Black Jack Randall.  Sam Heughan as Jamie.

45 comments:

  1. I have never seen the series or read anything about it. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. You are welcome.
      I only came across Outlander by accident..

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  2. Sounds like an interesting story. I'm on the road for three weeks at the moment so still popping in but not much time to write comments. Enjoy your reads. :-)

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    1. I will enjoy, and thanks.
      Enjoy being on the road and I'm sure you will have much to tell and show us upon your return :)

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  3. I've heard of it but never seen it yet

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    1. One day then Adam you might see it if it appeals to you.

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  4. My SiL is crazy about Outlander, and she especially loves the men in kilts!

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    1. :) Oh my Rosemary, it seems most are mad about Outlander if they watch it or have read the books.
      It's the actors who make it!
      I used to march behind those men in kilts when much younger plus I would go and practice my Scottish dancing with them and their bagpipes :)

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  5. Margaret I have read it and this book is really interesting

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  6. I know of it - but haven't seen or read it. Yet.

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    1. One day you might get around to reading the first book.

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  7. I have never watched this. But you did a wonderful job introducing it.
    Thank you

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  8. This book is really interesting ! I have not yet read this book !!
    Happy weekend :)

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    1. Ela, I like the books which I've read so far and I'm not a great reader of books.

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  9. Nope, but will from the Library when available.
    Waiting for the Aussie "mini-series" Season 1 of "A Place to Call
    Home" - have out Series 2 but impossible to fathom out the PLOT
    so have put it in abeyance until I get Series 1.
    Seems THAT it will be VERY interesting - intrigue and secrets galore.
    I have been told it was on Channel 7 for series 1 and 2, but series 3
    is now on Fox or Pay TV!!!!
    And you, Margaret, know my opinion of Ch 7 - ha ha.
    Not for public reading!!!
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Hope it's not too romantic for you Colin - though that is only part of it. Bevan likes it.
      Goodness, it's easy to have the first series 1st...not often can one follow the second series if not seen the first.
      Oh gosh - that's not good if you have to pay to see the 3rd series, that's not fair.

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    2. I WON'T be paying a cent to watch the 3 series.
      I'll borrow from the library, why pay if you can watch free???
      Well if "Shanks" likes it then I am sure the romantic intrigues will
      be of great interest to me.
      Colin

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    3. That's good Colin, then I'm sure you will enjoy - it's something different to watch.

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  10. That wide red dress is astonishing. How did they manage to sit down in them? You could just about set a picnic table over the hip sections.
    I've heard of the Outlander books and need to check and see if they're on my kindle,I have the Cross Stitch series of books on there. I can't find the TV series in my weekly TV guide. Perhaps it isn't showing here. What channel is it on?

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    1. Just a magnificent dress that red one. I believe a special chair was made for the ladies to sit whilst between 'takes'.
      Outlander is show on Netflix the first series only/yet. Also can be seen on Soho/Foxtel I believe.

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    2. I've borrowed season one from my daughter and I'm watching the first episode now. She has watched most of season two already.
      I have three Outlander books waiting in line on my kindle, are there only three?

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    3. Wonderful.
      8 books in the Outlander books so far. Number 9 is being written. Make sure you read them in there correct order.

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  11. Hello. I found your post whilst blog-hopping. I have been a fan of Diana Gabaldon's books since the first word, and now that they have started to be televised, I am delighted to find that this has been done so well and follows the books so faithfully. I am half-envious of those yet to discover Claire and Jamie - oh, prepare to fall in love!

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    1. Welcome.
      I have totally enjoyed the Series and books that I have read so far. I understand and know it's fairly true to the books, and have read if not there is a reason due to not being suitable.

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  12. Sounds familiar. Might have read or seen the TV series but can't really remember. The actress is beautiful.

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  13. I have been watching it at my daughters place she has the whole series but did read some of the books a while back, I enjoyed the books but couldn't get the last ones so watching the show has filled me in on the story.
    Merle....................

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    1. The Series and the books compliment each other I think.

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  14. To such good argument, the story promises to

    kisses

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  15. I just posted about my favorite TV shows. I may have to check this out and add it to my list. Looks intriguing!

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    1. It's good, well it is for me Outlander.
      Your list looks impressive.

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  16. I have also heard about it, but never seen

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    1. Ok...I suppose it's not everyone's cup of tea.
      I wouldn't have heard of it, lucky I saw it on
      Netflix..

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  17. This is not a series I have seen, but the costumes look marvelous.

    All the best Jan

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  18. No is my reply to both. But I must keep an eye out for the books and TV series. I've only got "free-to-air" TV. Hopefully, eventually, one of the channels pick it up. It often happens with certain series/shows.

    It looks great and I'm sure I'd enjoy it...and the books.

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  19. This series is now in our TV (now the second season).. And I like it very very much.

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