With the Outlander mid-season slump upon us, I thought I’d take the time to slow down and look back over the highlights and surprises of the first 8 episodes. This is by no means a substitute for the postmortem I’m planning. But that requires much more time to collect my thoughts, and perhaps the thoughts of others, to compose a thorough and hopefully entertaining examination.
Executive Producer Ron Moore‘s adaptation of Diana Gabaldon‘s epic novel has certainly taken us on a roller coaster ride. Even knowing, for the most part, what happens in the story has not dissipated the suspenseful, dramatic or exciting experience of watching characters we love come to life. Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavish, Gary Lewis, Lotte Verbeek, Duncan Lacroix and the rest of the cast have brought a flesh and bone depth to their characters surpassing all expectations. The second half of the season promises to deliver even more 0-calorie deliciousness.
Keeping with form, I’ve composed a list of Outlander’s Season 1 Part 1 Top 30 Highlights. Each highlight of the show easily deserves its own in-depth spotlight, but I’ve attempted to cover everything with a respectable amount of brevity. I’m sure you all have your own favorites, but I hope you have fun perusing through my personal selections. As usual, this list is not without SPOILERS. Continue reading
The Outlander mid-season finale Episode #108: BOTH SIDES NOW showcases quite a bit of Frank Randall’s character. While it’s fun exploring his dark side in the show, I’m sticking with Jamie’s top looks this week. If you are a friend of Frank, I suggest you check out my review which has plenty of pictures of good guy gone bad then good again.
Last week’s steamy episode, THE WEDDING, focused on Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) in the honeymoon suite and church. We were awarded several perfectly framed shots of both of them.
This week, I was challenged by the night-time shoots and awkward camera angles in a few scenes. But I managed to find some gems to share with you all. I hope you enjoy Jamie’s Top 30 Looks for Episode #108: BOTH SIDES NOW
#30: Jamie’s Promise Me Face – Jamie wants the producers to promise him an excuse to spank Claire because he dinna have one yet.
For more goodies on this episode, check out Jamie’s Top 30 Looks from Outlander Episode #108: BOTH SIDES NOW
The Outlander mid-season finale, Ep108: BOTH SIDES NOW, brings Claire’s past-future and future-past together in a parallel story with a beautiful crossing point between the two worlds. As usual, SPOILERS are rife in this recapped review.
This episode is directed by Anna Foerster who did a wonderful job here and on Ep107: THE WEDDING. Ron D. Moore penned the dual timeline story, most likely assigning himself the task because he envisioned the cliffhanger for this episode– and the finale – long ago.
Outlander Season 1 wrapped principal photography this week. The cast and crew are all heading off in separate directions for a well-deserved break in some cases or to sneak in more work before pre-production on Season 2 starts ramping up in January 2015.
I’d like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to the production team, cast and crew for exceeding my – and I’m sure your – expectations. I will await patiently and eagerly for the second half of the season to premiere on April 4th of 2015.
As a wonderful send-off, Outlander Starz decided to make our last #AskOutlander of 2014 (most likely) a mega-double-feature: the adorable on-screen couple, Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, both jumped onto twitter at the same time to answer our questions.
Ladies first. Because it was too much work to go through the thousands of #AskOutlander tweets, I snagged all of Mrs. Fraser’s tweets first. Mr. Fraser’s follow. And as an added treat, I’ve added a little bonus content at the end of the tweets. I hope you enjoy Our Lovely Claire’s Top 35 Looks from Ep101–Ep107.
Before I begin, I have to warn you – given the hotness of the latest episode, I decided to write my captions accordingly. While I strive to be respectful of the actors, we’re all here to have a little fun. So in advance, I apologize to anyone I may offend. Now, down to business
As I state in my review, Outlander Episode #107: THE WEDDING is blazing hot. Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) sizzle together even when they aren’t touching. As the show progresses, the heat factor also increases.
Due to popular request, I turned my Top 30 Looks into a Top 40. Yes, I know 50 is better than 40 and 100 is better than 50, but I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with the selections I made this week. I’m eager to hear from you regarding my cream of the crops. Because I was unable to limit my favorite shots to a Top 10, I call special attention to the final 15. Let me know which is your favorite!
#40: Jamie’s Do I Need To Hide The Whiskey? Face – Isn’t the alcohol content in whiskey higher in the 18th Century? I’m surprised Claire is still alive.