This is for lovers of Historical Fiction with a dramatic edge and Captivating Romance in the mix.
Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on a book series written by Diana Gabaldon. Claire Randall is a married World War II British nurse who visits Scotland with her husband, Frank Randall, in 1945. Walking alone one afternoon, she passes through a circle of standing stones and finds herself being transported back to the Scotland of 1743. This is where the drama begins as she is caught in a war between Redcoats and Scottish Highlanders.
Although she is attacked, she is saved by a dashing warrior, Jamie Fraser, who wants to marry to protect her from the sadist who wants to abduct her. Meanwhile, back in 1945, her husband still searches for her.
This show is now on its second season and has people anxiously anticipating the third. The show has received good ratings from various critics including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette who said, “Viewers drawn to star-crossed romance are most likely to get absorbed in Outlander, which benefits from beautiful production design – great location work with filming in Scotland.” IMBD (the world’s most authoritative source for movies and TV) gave the show a rating of 8.5/10 and Rotten Tomatoes (the most trusted measurement of quality for Movies and TV) gave the show a rating of 7.9/10.
But as always, in the world of TV series, it can’t all be good reviews. The Boston Globe had mixed feelings about the show. “It’s not bad, but then it’s not good enough to inspire loyal viewership when there are so many other compelling series to watch,” they stated.
In all, the show seems pretty good, and you should definitely check it out.
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