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Will you be watching Outlander?

The show was shot in Scotland and it highlights the country. As someone in this clip says, the country is one of the characters...Take a look. Have you been to any of these places? Which places do your recognize? I can see the Harry Potter Viaduct and I am sure I spotted a bit of Skye. I think I just saw Glen Affric.!

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I've been waiting for years for the Outlander book series to come to the screen (large or small). I've read all the books (including book 8 that was just released) as well as the spin-off Lord John Grey books, and the various novellas. Every time we go to Scotland I hope to run into "Jamie and Clair" somewhere in the highlands or Edinburgh.

My DVR is all set!

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O - M - G! Am I watching "Outlander?!" My husband is already planning things to do while I swoon. I do admit that, like Diana Gabaldon, I thought Sam Heughan was weird looking at first - definitely NOT "my" Jamie Fraser. But the more I looked at production shots, the more he grew on me. And now that I have seen that video (thanks for posting, BTW!) I am in love. Just stone cold in love. He's perfect.

I've been to Edinburgh and Glasgow, but have seen nothing at all of the highlands... it's on the list!

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Oh Yes! I will most definitely be watching Outlander! My husband and I will be honeymooning in Scotland in a couple of weeks and I've added Doune Castle to the list of things since they used it to film. I'm just so excited this book series is finally going to make it to TV!

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No cable here, but I'll watch when I can. It would be lovely if they make it available on iTunes (that's how I get my Doctor Who fix - and newest Doctor is from Glasgow :-)

I enjoyed the first books, drafted away from the series after a while. I remember thinking Jamie was cute in the first two books, but when he passed my age in the 3rd, ooh la la, then he shifted to "smokin' hot" in my dreams, lol.

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OH YES!!!!! Hubby added STARZ to our cable just for this. I re-read all the books last month just so I'll be 'current' . I started this series of books more than .... well more years ago than I want to admit. I really love Gabaldon's writing. And (spoiler alert.....)
They wind up eventually settling here in NC, not too far from where I live!!! Oh my.... counting down.......

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I just watched it. The scenery is really good. They play up Frank more than Galbadon does in the book.

Pam

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Big Outlander fan here as well. Loved the first episode! We're planning an (unrelated) trip to Scotland in October and I'll be excited to see some of this beautiful country. We're visiting Doune Castle as well. Very excited!

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It starts on the 24th in Canada and I've been looking forward to it for a long time. Thanks for the link!

I "read" the series on talking book during my commute. Those sexy scenes are extra sexy when you are listening to a reader!

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WOW! Hubby and I just watched the premier episode. Loved it!! Other than the extended background about WWI and Claire and Frank (not needed in the book), it seems very true to the novels. It also seems to be doing a good job of being fairly historically accurate (the kilts and plaids are not in in bright colors, for example). Really looking forward to more.

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I just heard a comment by the director (?) and he said that he included the WWII stuff to help demo why Claire was so strong and capable--that she had been through a lot which had given her skills that would help her in the 18th Century.

Pam

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I had several friends tell me I must read the Outlander books because I am a nurse, have a minor in history, love to read and am of Scottish descent. I did give it a go but couldn't really get into it. I did, however, visit Duone castle a couple weeks ago (more for the Monty Python connection) and loved it! Now that I have been all over Scotland I am ready to try the book again, or at least watch the show.

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I decided to reread the books. When i first read them it had been 15 years since I had been in Scotland. Then a few years later I started really visiting Scotland. So, now when they say that they stopped above Loch Ness, I really can picture it. : ) I've been to Fort William, and yes, to Doune Castle. It's good to re-read the book. I'd forgotten how truly nasty Black Jack was.

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Just watched the 2nd show! Even better than the premier. So far they are staying very true to the books.

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I agree Toni, they are staying amazingly true to the book. I really enjoyed the scenes in the great hall! I remember the big room in Doune Castle.

Pam

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For you Outlander and Scotland fans. An interview with Ronald D. Moore from the NY Times.

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OK Pamela, I finally got a chance to watch the first episode....hooked now. Enjoyed seeing the castle and thinking ...yeah, about a month ago I was walking all through that place, waving from the very top!

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My husband and I are hooked also. Only 24 days and counting.....

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@sanderskn I don't have Starz, but was able to watch the first episode on YouTube! LOVED IT.

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Hubby was captivated this week! Actually expressed disappointment that is stopped where it did. I told him he should read the books- they were even better. Didn't want to play spoiler and tell him about the REALLY good stuff coming up!!!!

Oh boy ! I am LOVING this show!!!!!!!!!