What’s wrong and right about Outlander’s Boston

What’s wrong and right about Outlander’s Boston

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

First Look at the new Nancy Meyers joint “Home Again”

First Look at the new Nancy Meyers joint “Home Again”

A new Nancy Meyers produced movie HOME AGAIN (written and directed by her daughter Hallie Mayers-Shyer) is always reason to get excited. First off, they are usually good, frothy fun with a good cast and a nice ending. But more, they usually feature spectacular interiors and settings that have become nearly iconic such as the Beth … Read more

Costume Exhibit on Cape Cod

Costume Exhibit on Cape Cod

Last week I attended a costume exhibit at Heritage Museums & Gardens on Cape Cod. Call “Cut!”, this traveling exhibit showcases the design work of several award-winning costume designers and the workmanship of Cosprop, Ltd., London, England, which manufactures costumes. There are 43 costumes on display and each is presented with some small props and backdrops to … Read more

Outlander: Paris is always a good idea – except for the Frasers

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

Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander, S1E8, Both Sides Now

“I’ve looked at love from both sides now…” as the song goes. This weeks 8th episode of Outlander 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 to Season 2 … Read more

Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander S1E7: The Wedding

Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander S1E7: The Wedding

So, in this week’s Outlander, 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 husband whom she … Read more