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August 02 2014 @ 09:42 pm
Outlander Free Preview Premiere  



Honestly, I saw the differences from the book and somethings (who knows about the blood over the doors) seemed like unnecessary changes but honestly I don't care that much because it was such a great journey.

As a huge fan of the books, I know what is happening as I watch and even what is coming next. Before watching the show I kept thinking that no matter what we fans of the book see in the show, we will always know what is coming. There is no surprise for us. And yet the entire time I watched the free preview of Sassenach (episode one) I wondered what was coming next.

Honestly, from what I saw in this first episode both the acting and the story telling seem wonderful to me. I may be a little biased but I did fear what my favorite book would look like on screen.

Tobias Menzies was great and so believable as both Frank and Black Jack Randall that I found myself mesmerized by him. He's going to be one of the more fantastic aspects of the show but then I knew he was a great actor.

The other character and actor I loved was Graham McTavish as Dougal MacKenzie. I loved the moments he backs up Claire's commanding nurse ways and when he's a nonsense leader to the band of highlanders he's traveling with. You can just see in his face that he's puzzled by Claire and trying to figure out who and what she is.

I'd listened to a podcast that talked about Caitrionia Balfe's performance as though they weren't sure about her ability to carry it off but I'm convinced she can. She seems to switch gears much like Claire without issue. There were a couple moments I wasn't entirely sure about specifically Jamie finding her again after the fight with the English but knowing the story these moments are bound to happen.

Sam Heughan did a wonderful job being Jamie. When Claire sets his arm, his reaction just seems so real. And the first time he calls her Sassenach made me more happy than swoonish... is that even a word? Oh well. I loved the show and I can't wait the next two weeks to watch the second episode.

Try it.
 
 
 
Jill aka Jo: SPN: Bike wheeesireesanwar on August 4th, 2014 11:11 pm (UTC)
Cool. Yeah, I think Ron Moore did fantastic. I'm so happy he wanted to make it so true to the books for the fans.
Angelserenitysangel on August 5th, 2014 10:11 pm (UTC)
Ron Moore is a great story teller.
Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Jamie circlesireesanwar on August 6th, 2014 12:56 am (UTC)
He is. I have hope for the show because of him. And like so many shows even if there are moments I don't think are over the moon great... I'm going to stick it out and see because so many shows get better after a little more set up.

Of course, I loved the first episode but I've heard episode 6 is just over the top good. Can't wait.
Angelserenitysangel on August 10th, 2014 01:26 pm (UTC)
Very true! :)