About ten years in the past, after I first received a Kindle and found the numerous joys of ereading, I tore via The Starvation Video games trilogy after which appeared for extra thrilling books to load up my gadget with. Practically everybody I knew was speaking in regards to the Outlander sequence, so I downloaded the free Kindle pattern of the primary ebook, Outlander, and began to learn.
Associates, I discovered it so boring that I needed to go to the Wikipedia web page to search out out what on earth the ebook was about. My response was sadly not filmed, however I prefer to consider I stood up in shock, knocking over my chair, and screamed, “It’s received TIME TRAVEL?”
To this present day, all that I’m sure I find out about Outlander is summed up above. (I’m additionally fairly positive the primary characters are named Claire and Jamie. Like, sure sufficient to name them that all through.) However absolutely, by merely present in the identical world because the 9 novels (thus far) and 5 seasons of the beloved TV sequence (thus far), I’ve picked up some extra attention-grabbing info about Outlander within the interim.
And so, with out additional ado, I give to you 4 very correct info about Outlander as compiled by somebody who has by no means learn (or watched) Outlander:
1. It takes place in Scotland.
I’m virtually constructive about this one! Scotland is a rustic in the UK, instantly north of England, the place Scotch whisky is made and Scots is spoken (as are Gaelic and English). Elements of Scotland are often called “the highlands,” the place there’s a Highlander (observe the similarity to the phrase outlander) who’s immortal and should kill each different immortal as a result of there can solely be one. That is probably not portrayed in any of the Outlander books, however it is perhaps.
Scotland can be the house of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, whose names I do know primarily from having fallen asleep immediately each time somebody has ever tried to get me to observe Braveheart. (Don’t fear. Nobody has tried not too long ago.)
2. Jamie and Claire have a LOT of intercourse. Additionally there’s a whole lot of rape.
Pay attention, there’s a motive the present is on Starz, and it’s both intercourse or violence, and possibly each. Starz was additionally the house of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, one other historic drama filled with these issues. I’ve additionally by no means watched Spartacus, however I’ve seen bits of it when my husband watched it again when Netflix was primarily a DVD rental firm. It is vitally…gritty. I assume Outlander is similar.
I’m not positive who rapes who, however I’m pretty assured the rapist isn’t Jamie or Claire. I consider at the very least one main rape scene concerned a person raping Jamie, and moreover I’m pretty positive that’s the solely non-M/F sexual content material within the sequence (at the very least the TV model).
Look, there’s a motive I don’t watch the present, and in contrast to the books, which I don’t learn as a result of they bored me, it’s as a result of I don’t have to see that shit.
3. Jamie is excellent wanting. Or possibly he isn’t, however he SEEMS to be.
I borrowed this one from one thing I noticed on the web the opposite morning, which I’ve already misplaced monitor of. Somebody was pondering whether or not Sam Heughan, who performs Jamie and whose title I solely know as a result of I’ve watched The Spy Who Dumped Me a ridiculously excessive variety of occasions, is definitely good wanting or simply has options that match frequent concepts of male magnificence.
The reply is each. His options are symmetrical, his eyes are spaced good, he has a powerful jaw, good cheekbones, and his enamel are straight. He’s additionally charismatic, charming, and straight-up beautiful. You’re welcome.
4. Claire is a nurse, however in some way is okay with dwelling within the…I wish to say seventeenth century? Additionally she is polyamorous, possibly.
Actually, contemplating the variety of healthcare staff who’re refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, I’m not stunned by this one, however: Claire was a nurse in World Battle II (this is among the solely issues I learn within the precise ebook), and her husband who she loves was a soldier (possibly?) and their marriage has modified, I assume, as a result of conflict modifications folks, so when she goes again in time accidentally (in all probability it’s an accident?) she has a great deal of intercourse with Jamie (see merchandise #2) and falls in love with him but in addition nonetheless loves Fred or no matter his title is. I believe.
In some way she manages to take care of all method of accidents and illness with out fashionable medication, and is ok with it. In 2021 this feels extra plausible than it used to.
There. That’s virtually all the things I find out about Outlander. You’re welcome!