Outlander Big House on the Ridge

Starz Outlander The Ridge Big House cast Marsali Fergus Jamie Claire Roger Bree season 5

And so, after almost a year-and-a-half, Droughtlander has finally come to an end, and the Starz drama Outlander Season 5 “Fiery Cross” premier episode dropped last week. And I have opinions of the story and also the Outlander Big House on the Ridge. For a bit of recap, this series is based on the wildly … Read more

Outlander River Run’s Dark Design

Outlander River Run exterior river evening party

  So, Season 4 of Outlander on Starz , featuring Outlander River Run, debuted back in November and this is my first post for the season. This season is based on Diana Gabaldon’s fourth Outlander book Drums of Autumn which sees our heroes, Scottish Highlander Jamie Fraser and his twentieth century time-traveling wife Claire Beauchamp Randall … Read more

Outlander Boston – What’s wrong and what’s right?

Claire Caitroina Balfe and Frank Tobias Menzies in Boston apartment with floral wallpaper

After a very long “Droughtlander”, the Starz series Outlander has finally made it’s return! Based on Diana Gabaldon’s book series,  Outlander Season 3 (based on Voyager, the 3rd book in the series) focuses on the twenty year separation of our two leads – Claire (Caitroina Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) – and how they tried … Read more

Outlander Paris is always a good idea

So, we’ve hit the end of the first half of Season 2 of Outlander Paris episodes in Starz, and it’s been an exhausting and emotionally draining experience. I expected that I’d be posting recaps and set design commentary after every episode, but found that it was all so gorgeous as to be overwhelming. And, as … Read more

Outlander Swans and Crocs and Versailles, Oh My!

The official title of the 2nd episode of Outlander Versailles and Paris is “Not in Scotland Anymore”, but to take the reference a little further the “Swans and Crocs and Versailles, Oh My!” episode is a feast for the senses and emotions. It’s a kaleidoscope of colors and textures, moving parts and sheer artistry the … Read more

Outlander Elegant Scottish Mansions

At long last “Droutlander” is over. Starz network’s production of Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” book 1 took a very long mid-season break (5+ months) and finally returned last week. (hence the term “Droughtlander” to those missing their fix of the tales of Claire Randall Fraser (20th century English nurse) and Jamie Fraser (18th century Scottish warrior). … Read more

Outlander Glassware

Have you wondered about the Outlander Glassware? Found ’em! One of the most asked questions I’ve received since I started doing posts on the Starz Series has been about the Outlander glassware. I will admit I was surprised that blown glassware would have been typical during the period for an outpost such as Castle Leoch, … Read more

Outlander Both Sides Now

“I’ve looked at love from both sides now…” as the song goes. This weeks 8th episode of Outlander  Both Sides Now marked the “mid-season finale” of Season 1, which won’t return until April with eight more episodes covering Book 1 (also called Outlander) of the now eight book series. Starz has already announced their commitment … Read more

Outlander The Wedding

So, in this week’s Outlander The wedding episode, we finally get to the episode all Outlander book fans have been waiting for. The wedding! It’s an arranged marriage, basically forced upon Claire, in order to make her Scottish and protect her from the evil British Army Captain Randall. (Meanwhile, she still has a 20th century … Read more

Outlander The Garrison Commander

For the most part, Outlander is very much an “outside” story. There’s lots of sleeping rough on the road, horse riding through the Highlands, campfires and buggy roadside inns. In other words, unlike Downton Abbey, there’s not much in the way of fine interiors and “Get that look” opportunities.  So, while I adore the story … Read more

Outlander The Gathering

This week’s installment of Starz TV’s production of Outlander brings us the famous “Gathering” of the Clan MacKenzie where all the men under laird Colum MacKenzie come to the castle to swear their oath of fidelity to him and to the clan (and to pay their rents and proceeds from the farms they tend). The event … Read more