Outlander Season 5: Big House on the Ridge

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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. For a bit of recap, this series is based on the wildly popular book series, OUTLANDER, by Diana Gabaldon. The Fiery Cross is the … Read more

Outlander’s River Run: What Would George Washington Do?

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Okay, so in my previous post on Outlander Season 4, I said that I wasn’t sure about the accuracy of the set design. Accuracy, or lack thereof, is probably a strong word – we are talking about a story that involves time travel. I did, however, think it would be interesting to compare the production’s … Read more

Outlander Season 4: River Run’s Dark Design

Outlander River Run exterior river evening party

So, Season 4 of Outlander on Starz 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 Fraser, settling in Colonial America … Read more

What’s wrong and right about Outlander’s Boston

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 – except for the Frasers

So, we’ve hit the end of the first half of Season 2 of Outlander on 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 we hit … Read more

Outlander 202: Swans and Crocs and Versailles, Oh My!

The official title of the 2nd episode of Outland 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 scale of which … Read more

Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander S1E12 “The Laird Returns” aka Lallybroch

At long last, Lallybroch! In the books and television show, we hear Jamie wax rhapsodic about his home and estate Lallybroch. He hasn’t been home in four years and at long last, bedraggled and anxious, he returns with his bride Claire (who was just on trial for witchcraft). The book describes the house as such: … Read more

Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander, S1E10 “By The Pricking of My Thumbs”

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