It’s in parts true to the book and in other ways a world better than the book. I love that in the series that Clair isn’t as whiny as she is sometimes in the book. They have empowered her more in the series. And what’s great about this series is if they do change something in the scenes that isn’t exactly like the book I’m not fretting over it because it’s meant to bring the books to life for a different kind of audience than just readers. I just love it 100% and it makes me happy and giggly as if I were reading the books again for the first time. They have definitely casted the right lead characters and they work so well together, the chemistry is just there and that’s what makes this show worth watching 😉
I'm actually writing more of a feedback to the reviewer who wrote 'good but there's a big inaccuracy'. He/she claims that Claire's knowledge far exceeded that of a nurse, or albeit, a general practitioner, during her time. I would just like to note that my grandmother was a professional nurse during WWII and during those days nurses were closer in education to a general practioner would be today, in relative terms, simply because they had to be. There were always shortages of medical professionals due to the ravages of war and alot of these woman had to learn 'on the job'. If teamed with a 'professional' doctor(s) they would have been trained in skills far exceeding their station and training. Alot of the serving woman, some of them providing medical care directly on the front lines, closer than a doctor would have been, had to make important decisions and needed the know-how to treat the wounded with horrific injuries. Woman also served as apprentices to doctors in the field due to constant shortages. If Claire had spent 6 years serving as nurse during the war, indeed her particular station and experience could very well have provided her with a multitude of skills. A lot of nurses became doctors after the war ended due to this.
good but there’s a big inaccuracy
By The Rhythmist
Great soundtrack throughout, sublime scenery and great mood including several very funny moments.
So, why 2 stars instead of 5?
Claire’s medical knowledge far exceeds that of any general practitioner physician, even though she’s only a nurse from 1945. Her knowledge includes Internal Medicine, Traumatology, Obstetrics AND Physical Therapy. That’s one Physician, two Surgeons and one Physical Therapist merged into one person, who again, happens to be a nurse.
My problem is: next thing you know, she’s gonna pop a cane and change her last name to House. If the writer wanted her to be so good in medicine, why not just make her a doctor instead of insisting on filling the series with things that just make you nod in disapproval concerning reality. Yes it’s sci-fi, but that doesn’t mean it happens in another universe where people like architects build spaceships and engineers draw buildings instead of it being the other way around.
Plus, episode 16 was just ridiculous in terms of writing and storytelling. Honestly, what is it with STARZ and homosexuality? Do they have to include it in each series they make? It has become a signature of theirs.
Other than Doctor Who
Other than Doctor Who, I don't think a show have ever made me feel as excited as this one.
I find myself pacing trough it so that my pleasure can last longer.
"The Wedding" is one of the most pleasant episode I've watched in all of love scene episode.
Season 2 is already out - when will we be seeing it on iTunes???
OMG OMG OMG OMG
By Late to the Partayyyyyyy
Where have I even been to miss this until now? Read the novels, and the television series of this is wonderful. They’ve done an outstanding job transitioning book to screen. Bravo, all.
Best show on TV
I found this show by mistake one day. While at Walmart, I picked up the Outlander book and noticed it came with a free download of the first episode. I thought why not. Got home downloaded the episode and watched it.
I instantly fell in love with it! After the episode I immediately read the book and wanted more. Bought all these episodes and more books.
I immersed myself in the Scottish culture. Loving every bit of it! You will not go wrong with this show. It is lovely and made beautifully.
Almost like game of thrones with a Scottish twist.
10/10 would buy the rest of the shows on here.
Predictable pornographic Harlequin romance
Don't get me wrong, The Scottish countryside, the sets, and the costumes are wonderful to enjoy! The story line continues to degrade as time goes on becoming more and more predictable like a bad Harlequin romance novel. And, unfortunately it appears that, due to the poor script writing, they introduced porn in order to get people to keep watching... which is a pathetic downgrade!
Even better than Vol 1 if that's possible
As soon as you watch the first episode you'll get hooked.
I didn't read the books but hey you don't have to. This show is all about the epic romance, mixed with science fiction, period piece, great drama, and some history. This is one of those shows that you won't get enough of, that you'll want to binge watch, which is how I watched it. A must see if you like Game of Thrones mixed with Downton Abbey. Great performances, great locations and a gripping story. The science fiction element makes it way more fun. Great conclusion for Vol 2. Cannot wait for what's to come.