My friend hosted an Outlander viewing party a few nights ago, complete with decorations and popcorn, popped at the ready. I always tell her that she should be the one to have a blog, because her attention to detail is perfect and her creativity in setting up a drink buffet or transforming a simple frame with a string of lights, just shines. She always makes her friends feel special and that's the mark of a good hostess.
As we began to watch Outlander, even those who had not read the books, were quickly caught up with the story, scenery and acting. My initial thoughts on the first episode, are that the creators have done a wonderful job, bringing this beloved book to life; not an easy feat. I am especially drawn to the portrayal of Claire. The actress gets her toughness, as well as her softer side, completely right. Her confusion and displacement in the 1700's is shown with just the right about of bravado and even humor. Also, her narration of the story is brilliant and so critical to understanding her point of view.
The consensus of the group was that we wanted to see more and arranged to get together every few weeks to watch a couple episodes. I love Outlander and watching it with all my friends, will make it even better.