There’s a lot to love about the many ways in which Starz is bringing the much-beloved Outlander successfully to the small screen. Even some of the departures from the original storyline have generally been very good. But what’s the best thing of all, you ask? Here’s our list:
10) Murtagh, Rupert, and Angus: as good of supporting actor sidekicks as ever there were.
9) The costumes. I want to try them all on, even Jamie’s. Especially Jamie’s.
8) Nell Hudson’s Laoghaire, as less a spurned adolescent and a little bit of a villain in her own right. Juicy.
7) The scary-cool pagan dance-y moments and the music, bringing it all together. Where can I sign up to be a modern-day druid?
6) The scary-hot Geillis Duncan. Yowza. (Also, run!)
5) The sex scenes. Wowza. ‘Nuff said.
4) The tough-as-nails Claire (and how cool she looks in all those historic costumes that by all rights should be unflattering. To HAVE Caitriona Balfe’s neck. Sheesh.)
3) The real-live scenery. The trees, the rocks, the heather, the mist! Oh, Scotland, take me home. And find me a Jamie.
2. Why, Jamie, of course. Again, ’nuff said.
(BUT WAIT. If the second best thing about Outlander on Starz is Sam Heughan, What could #1 possibly be???)
AND THE BEST THING ABOUT OUTLANDER ON STARZ IS….
1.) The complicated relationship between Colum and Dougal.
Yes. Now let me explain myself here. It’s been so long since I’ve read the first installment of Outlander, I’d forgotten how inherently cool Colum was, and how interesting I found the dynamic between the brothers. Starz is doing as good a job with this dynamic as any of the other elements of the story, in my opinion– and Graham McTavish and Gary Lewis are BRILLIANT in the roles. I’m sorry if you must disagree with me, but there it is. The best thing about Outlander on Starz is the brothers MacKenzie.
Happy Watching, Outlander Nation! Things are about to get real.
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