Just so I understand this, it's a series of books starting with Cross Stitch and a new 2014 US TV Series (we don't get Starz but will it be shown in the UK?) and nothing to do with the 2009 movie Outlander?
Edit: Especially since we paid towards it in UK tax breaks! Problem is it it'll be on a commercial channel which will mean it's virtually unwatchable due to commercials...
No Gayl - I believe it starts in June but the promo build up to it is iincreasing... Starz is a "Premium" channel here in the States, not a common commercial network. They are currently running a great series called Black Sails (Pirates - argghhh!). I don't recall them having much commercial interruption if any but I'll watch an episode in a few days when I'm home again and let you know.
Well it's finally here! Those of us here in the States were treated to a free viewing of the premiere episode of Outlander this weekend and it's bloody brilliant. In the interest of not spoiling it for anyone (Gayl) I won't go into detail but if you've read the books the first episode I found was very true to the book. The scenery (Scotland) looks amazing - as I knew it would - and I cannae wait to see more. For the rest of the world it premieres next Saturday 9 August!
I'm so disappointed the BBC haven't picked it up yet, but fingers are crossed. However, I discovered today that the first episode is on youtube, so I shall watch that tonight before someone takes it down!
Starz made episode one available free to the world online - largely a promotional stunt surely to get people who didn't subscribe to do so. Hope you enjoy it Gayl. I found it to be very tru to the book as was Episode two. I'm having to read like a wildfire to stay ahead in the book as I've only just begun reading the series. Great news is it has already been approved for Season 2 - looks like a bonafide hit!
I've watched the first two episodes and thoroughly enjoyed them. Looking forward to number three tomorrow night, if it's online. I'm pleased there has been such a gap between the books and this for me.
Regarding the books, I'm holding off buying the new one (first time I've not bought it immediately). I was rather disillusioned on the last one - felt as if she should have finished the series before now. A number of reviews I've seen of the echo that feeling. Whether it's Diana or the publishers, I feel sad that one of the best series of books I've read is becoming a damp squib. I shall read the new one, but it will probably be from the library, rather than purchasing it.
Watched Ep #4 here tonight and it continues to be outstanding. Won't say anything to spool it Gayl. Still having to read as much as my schedule will allow me to try to stay ahead of the show in Book One. Also - not to do with Outlander so much I suppose - I'm singing up to start a beginners class in Gaelic next week. Wish me luck.
I do wish you luck Glen.Five years ago,I joined an evening class on a Wednesday for beginners Gaelic.Twenty five were in the class on the third Wednesday,after five weeks we were down to Twelve.I stuck it out,very hard as it was;and on the very rare occasion I come out with the odd word or two.For me all I really wanted out of it,was to pronounce correctly,or at least almost correctly,the names of my Mountains.It was good fun,with nice like minded people.....So all the best with that Glen............
Latha math Glen agus ealbh math dhuibh! Sure you'll manage that in your first couple of lessons. David, that's the same reason I wanted to learn Gaelic, to pronounce names of mountains and places.
I watched and thoroughly enjoyed episode three. It is so brilliantly cast and beautifully shot. Mickey reckons it's even better than his imagining of the book, which never happens to my knowledge! It was annoying me that I recognised the castle, but couldn't place it. I ended up googling it and discovering it was Doune, where I went to their Monty Python and the Holy Grail evening.
We're all kindred here - I don't imagine learning Gealic seriously - it seems quite a difficult language on sight - but I thought it would be fun to give it a go. I enjoyed listening to the Gaelic radio station while in Scotland - the music was beautiful though I could not understand a word!
We are still waiting this side of the ocean for Outlander to be bought by one of our television companies, but there's nothing happening yet! I have an alert with Amazon to let me know when the dvd is released.
Sorry for the delayed reply Gayl - but I believe it is coming to the UK and Scotland at last. Interesting this item is dated 12/11 and it's still 12/10 here - must be the morning editions on your side of the pond. It says no date yet but that it is coming. There's been a lot of chatter on Twitter about it finally coming to the UK. If I find additional details I'll try to post em here. It's an incredible series - am totally loving it!
As for Gaelic - we wrapped our "beginner" class after 12 lessons. It's quite interesting - we're up to basic conversation of .. Good morning, how are you? I'm fine, how's the weather where you are?" and so on. I'm counting to 10 and know the days of the week and a lot of words. I'm better at reading it - figuring out what is said, than at being able to speak it - but I've met an Irish folksinger who lives a few hours away in east Texas and whose first language is Gaelic. We've become friends and he's allowing me to practice on him. We're on a holiday break and start classes up again in January while I'll still be in Scotland. There's only 4 of us so it's very intimate. Our instructor got her degree in Edinburgh and taught at a Gaelic elementary school --- am quite enjoying it and anxious to learn more...
I saw last night the first epi and really enjoyed it. The story so far is the same as the book. I wonder in which village it's filmed, caus I don't think it's Inverness as they say. We've been there so I should recognize it. The views in the Highlands are wonderful to see ! Did you see a translation of the Gaelic spoken parts in it ? It must be Scottish actors those chaps, not an easy language at all ! Looking forward to the next epi
Hi Maddie.I have been lucky enough to have seen the first six episodes.It is so good,I am sure you will enjoy..Just as a point of note,last year and only 400 hundred yards from my house,filming was being done for part of the next series,which goes out in the States very soon. Enjoy
I've looked everywhere for this on Catch Up. Can't find it anywhere. I have found one called Outlander but it started with a spaceship landing and is on the Horror channel - nowhere nr Scotland. Can you help?