Writing & Murder & Love–Oh My!

So, this is my latest TV show craze:

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You tell me, how could I not be intrigued by a show whose main character is a writer?!? Full of great by play and memorable quotes, this show has been a blast to watch. The plotlines of the shows have been interesting, but I think the characters and their connections/interactions are the stars of the show.

I started with season one a few weeks ago and have been steadily making my way through—now amid season five. I’ve heard season seven starts in a few weeks, but I’m in no hurry to blitz through the remaining episodes so I’ll keep recording n watching when it suits me. Ah, the perks of modern technology…

Have you found a show with characters you really like or are you more story driven when it comes to TV? 

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Outlander…On Screen!?

I know I’ve mentioned that I’m a huge fan of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novel series—if you’ve been around me in person or online much at all, you’ve heard many times over. I first read Outlander over ten years ago and have been hooked on the series since. The books now number eight main titles with several smaller novels/novellas woven in and around the story. I really think you’ll find the story worth your time–just try the first one…see what ya think.

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While I know many fans have wished for a movie or tv series version of Outlander for a long time, I was not one of those folks. I’ve been supremely content with Jamie and Claire’s story in the books, giving no thought to tv or movie. I remain supremely content with the books, however…there is this buzz.

I dismissed all the buzz about an Outlander tv series until Diana Gabaldon herself said a deal was in the works and she was optimistic and confident Ron Moore would do justice to the Outlander story. I noted that, felt a flicker of interest but still went on less than enthused and not sure I’d bother to watch. Until now.

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When it comes to books made into tv shows or movies, I’ve always been able to enjoy both—viewing them separately, one or the other has never spoiled one or the other for me, so to speak. That being said, I still wasn’t really interested a screen adaptation of Outlander. Yet.

When Diana herself screened the first episode, then told us she was pleased and that it is her belief that we would love it, then I paid attention. If the CREATOR of Jamie and Claire’s world liked the adaptation, how in the world could I not give it a go?!?

This month the beloved saga makes its television debut and what a debut it has been already. Outlander fans everywhere are amazed with the production Ron Moore and his team have given us with Episode One. Up until now I have clarified that I’m a fan of Diana’s and of her books—after seeing Episode One, I must say I’m a fan of the Outlander tv series as well. Well done, folks, well done!

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I’m eagerly awaiting Episode Two and having a fun time chatting about all of it with other fans—social media was made for this kind of fun stuff!

Have you heard of Outlander? The book? The tv series? Have you read or watched either? Do tell…