To celebrate the newest season of Outlander, let’s look at some of the ways you can celebrate your fandom with accessories of all sorts. From Etsy to Zazzle to Hot Topic/Torrid, the new season brings with it a torrent of new items to help you share your Sassenach-ness with the world. Continue reading
The title of the first episode of Outlander’s third season, “The Battle Joined”, is a fitting title for this review because, in many senses, it encompasses the theme of the entire season to come. As someone who has read the books multiple times, I know what’s ahead for these characters, but, as a fan of the show, knowing what will happen is not the same as knowing how it will play out on screen. If you wonder why readers want to watch adaptations of their favorite books, what the cast and crew of Outlander put on screen should answer that question for all time. To take the grand tomes that Gabaldon has created and then boil them down to thirteen hours of television is a monumental task, but to do it in a way that consistently brings fans back even after a fourteen-month hiatus is Herculean.
They make it look so easy I nearly forgot that Droughtlander ever happened. Continue reading
Finally, we know when Droughtlander will come to an end! Season three of the hit Starz drama Outlander will premiere on Sunday, September 10th. The show aired its season finale for season 2 in July 2016. Season three will pick up where that final episode left off, bringing the third book in the Outlander series, Voyager, to viewers worldwide.
Starz’s announcement of a premiere date also came with a poster for the new season as well as a couple of other wee treats.
For fans of any television show, nothing is worse than that inevitable hiatus between seasons. For some fandoms, like Game of Thrones and now Outlander, that hiatus stretches much longer than we all may like, but that time gives producers and writers the chance to bring something epic and satisfying. With Outlander moving on to the third book in the series, Voyager, this extended break between seasons better brings us all the best damn season ever after Starz’s recent announcement about Claire and Jamie and their story. Continue reading
Joe Abernathy – Wil Johnson
Joe is Claire’s fellow doctor and friend, the person she trusts most in Boston, where she is a surgeon. As she wrestles with what to do next after finding out that Jamie survived Culloden, Joe becomes her touchstone and Brianna’s guardian. British actor Wil Johnson has been tapped to play Joe to Balfe’s Claire. His previous credits include British television dramas such as Waking the Dead, Emmerdale, and The Five.
Now that Outlander’s second season has come and gone and the story of Dragonfly in Amber has been told, for better or for worse, it’s time to revisit the season as a whole to look at the particulars that made this season what it was. Originally, I wanted to call this week’s post-mortem a look at the good and the bad, but it’s difficult to write bad when looking at a copy of the second book and realizing what a massive undertaking this season was for the writers. Continue reading
When I was out of town last, my mother texted me a picture of a bridge my son had built between two concrete blocks. He likes bridges; at almost five years old, they make sense to him. You take two things and you connect them with whatever’s handy. They’re a means to an end, a way of getting from one place to another, bringing together two disparate places to continue a journey. While I was watching this last episode of Outlander’s second season, I saw the bridge from what the show has been to what it will become. Continue reading
With the end of season two imminent, it’s time to staying tying up loose ends and who better than Diana Gabaldon herself to help that process along? This week’s episode features revelations galore and a spectacular end to a problematic presence. Work in some gore, a bit of humor, and Claire playing both badass in charge and a woman in distress and it’s pretty much Outlander at its best. Continue reading