(This review may contain spoilers).
I have read several of the books in the Outlander series, but not for a while yet. When I found out it had been turned into a television series, I was immediately interested in watching it.
Although I don’t remember all of the fine details of the first book in the series, I did feel that this season did a really good job of sticking to what I remembered.
It was good to see the contrast between the time Claire left and the time she found herself in. The music of the theme tune is really beautiful and works well to create a good atmosphere for the whole series.
I really enjoyed seeing the relationship between Claire and Jamie. I thought that Claire was really stubborn and it was good to see her stubbornness did have consequences. It was also really good to see how resourceful she was and that she was capable of being really strong.
I really didn’t like Dougal in this and Collum wasn’t much better. While I could understand a lot of Collum’s actions, I felt Dougal just came across as cruel and abusive, particularly in regards to Jamie.
It was interesting to see how things were revealed in the television series, since the book was written from Claire’s POV. Although there were some things changed in the television series, for the most part, I noticed that there was nothing major changed… even though there were some parts that I really would have liked to see changed, especially towards the end.
This series is rated an eighteen and it definitely deserves that rating. The really dark parts of the book aren’t taken out or lessened in any way. In many ways, seeing those scenes were worse than reading them in the book.
I really didn’t like Randall. I had a strong dislike for him in the book, but it was worse to see how sadistic and cruel he was.
I was confused by the fact that one of the episodes showed Frank demonstrating a temper, since it didn’t really seem to fit in with his character or add a whole lot to the series itself.
It was nice to see how Claire fit in with the clans and the fact that they were suspicious of her. I liked seeing her interacting with the other characters and the friendships she was able to form. And it was really good to see characters I knew and cared about brought to life on television.