Droughtlander Survival Guide: 5 Adaptations I Squealed Over

Since we are experiencing a shortage of new entertainment on a MASSIVE scale, I’ve been revisiting some of my favorite book to screen adaptations. Whether they are TV series or movies, Young Adult or just plain Adult , these choices had me giddy from the very first press releases, and they are all available digitally to stream if you are looking for something new to sink your teeth into.

Outlander: Season One Superlatives

The rights to Diana Gabaldon’s New York Times Best Selling Outlander Series were tossed around for the better part of 20 years before Ron Moore, Maril Davis, and Matt Roberts came along. Great choices of cast, set and costume designers, writers, and directors created a phenomenon that would take the world by storm, and the rest is history. Check out some of my favorite moments in my new blog entry!

5 Defining Moments for Jamie: Season One

Narrowing the field down to five key moments for Jamie Fraser was a struggle, but I wanted to choose moments I felt showcased five unique aspects of Jamie’s character. Check them out below, and let me know what your Top 5 season one moments for Jamie would be in the comments!

A Little Bit of Lallybroch

For fans of Outlander, the phrase “Take me home to Lallybroch” has been branded on our hearts and in our minds for all time. But when Outlander was picked up by Starz in 2013, the film location chosen by the producers left many fans scratching their heads. Could they make this stunning creation into Jamie Fraser’s beloved childhood home? Short answer, yes.

Finding Fraser’s Ridge

When Jamie Fraser first laid eyes on the area that would later become Fraser’s Ridge in Drums of Autumn, he fell in love, and after visiting the area of North Carolina that inspired Diana Gabaldon, I could easily see why.

Crime & Punishment in the Time of Outlander

Over the course of Season 1 alone, we see Jamie apprehended for “obstruction” and flogged within an inch of his life. Claire is arrested for witchcraft and sentenced to burn alive before Jamie comes to the rescue, and Jamie is arrested AGAIN after a run in with a group of redcoats and sentenced to hang for a murder he didn’t commit! All this got me thinking, what was life REALLY like for those on the wrong side of the law in that time?

That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It

Much like the age old question, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”, Outlander fans can go in endless circles on which book in the series is “the best”. I’m here to tell you, the task of giving a definitive answer on that front doesn’t grow easier with time.