In lieu of a cliff notes history lesson this week, I wanted to do a piece I’m dubbing “In Other News”. The cast of Outlander has been busy lately, despite the hold on filming, and I’m going to run down the list of goings on for your Outlander obsessed convenience.
Stockings and Waistcoats and Corsets, Oh My!
The fashion industry was at its zenith in the 18th century -- especially in Paris, France, and it was not uncommon for the newest fashion periodicals to circulate at a rate of every ten days! This meant that as soon as something was “in style” it was almost as quickly “out of style” creating a revolving door of the newest styles, materials, and accessories.
Parisian Inspiration: The Real Cast of Paris
It’s hard not to get caught up in the glitz and glamour of Jamie and Claire’s new life in Paris. They have gorgeous clothes, a luxurious house, and new friends and enemies with significant power in the upper echelon of Parisian society. Many of these new acquaintances are based upon or inspired by real historical figures, and in this post, I’m going to break down who some of these characters really were!
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 Claire: Season One
As an audience, we have an amazing heroine in Claire Fraser. She's brave, intelligent, independent, and passionate--all the things that keep a viewer interested! Check out my list of her 5 Defining Moments from Season One!
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.
Droughtlander Survival Guide: 5 Period Drama Shows
On any normal break, Droughtlander seems to take forever, but with the big bad Corona Virus looming over us, the break between seasons 5 and 6 is looking to be our longest yet. Check out the list below for 5 period drama television shows you can sink your teeth into until then!
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.