a reply to: Bluesma
I think the main reason I enjoy the series is because I read all the books and loved them. They are still the primary book series that I re-read
from year to year. The series is fairly true to the books.
Initially, I didn't think that Sam Heughan was big enough to play Jamie, however he pulls it off remarkably for me. He really captures the spirit of
Jamie. The rest of the characters really shine also. AND! I really like the music of the series. It's well-crafted and ethereal and almost evokes
cellular memories (at least for me) of a time long past. Bear McCreary
really rocks, and has
been the musical anchor for many series and works, like 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,
Black Sails, Da Vinci's Demons, Europa Report, Defiance, Caprica, The Forest, The Boy, etc.
I think the series really captures the steaminess of the books without being thrust into the 'bodice buster' gentre. There is action, blood, drama,
and an overwhelming sense of watching history unfold.
When I heard that there was going to be an Outlander series, I said to myself, "Oh Hell NO!! How can they possibly ever do it justice??" Well, in my
very very humble opinion, they pulled it off beautifully.
It may be the only thing on TV, including sporting events, that I watch completely without other distractions, and that's saying a lot for me. I
Listen to Bear's music above. It's evocative. It might call you.