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Outlander to be adapted for cable TV

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Post by princess » Tue June 11th, 2013, 9:05 pm

Oh no - cue some atrocious Scottish accents *cringe*.

I'm not a fan of this series of books - far too stereotypical for my liking. And the most annoying thing to me is that Jamie from the Highlands (whose first language would've been Gaelic) speaks English with what appears to be a modern-day Glaswegian accent!!! I struggled through maybe 4 of these books in the hopes of seeing what all the fuss was about - but couldn't. I'm ranting now but Clare fits the bill for being one of those stereotypical women mentioned on another thread who doesn't lose her looks or figure no matter her age. Nope, i definitely won't be watching :eek: :D
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Post by rebecca » Wed June 12th, 2013, 2:37 am

[quote=""princess""]Oh no - cue some atrocious Scottish accents *cringe*.

I'm not a fan of this series of books - far too stereotypical for my liking. And the most annoying thing to me is that Jamie from the Highlands (whose first language would've been Gaelic) speaks English with what appears to be a modern-day Glaswegian accent!!! I struggled through maybe 4 of these books in the hopes of seeing what all the fuss was about - but couldn't. I'm ranting now but Clare fits the bill for being one of those stereotypical women mentioned on another thread who doesn't lose her looks or figure no matter her age. Nope, i definitely won't be watching :eek: :D [/quote]

I didn't get past the first book and still don't know what the fuss is either...Perhaps it will make better viewing than reading? I'll have to wait and see.....

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Post by red805 » Wed June 12th, 2013, 3:17 am

Oh, I'm excited about this. I just finished An Echo in the Bone (book 7) & looking forward to the release of Written in My Own Heart's Blood due out this year. I think Diana Gabaldon has done great research for these books. Actually, I like the Lord John Grey spin-off series maybe even better, as some of the middle books of the Outlander series lost my interest for awhile; they are just so long. But lot's happening in AEITB, & many characters converging. Anyway, I am a Gabaldon fan & am looking forward to the Starzz series. Now I just have to see if I have Starzz.

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Post by fljustice » Wed June 12th, 2013, 3:17 pm

[quote=""princess""]I'm not a fan of this series of books - far too stereotypical for my liking.... I struggled through maybe 4 of these books in the hopes of seeing what all the fuss was about - but couldn't. I'm ranting now but Clare fits the bill for being one of those stereotypical women mentioned on another thread who doesn't lose her looks or figure no matter her age. [/quote]

I really liked the first two, but struggled with the third and fourth before giving up. I think the series ran its course several books back, but the fans (and publishers) demand more. Poor Sir Arthur Conan Doyle killed off Sherlock to get out of writing more stories and had to bring him back because of the outrage of fans. As long as fans demand and Gabaldon consents, there will be more Outlander books. BTW, I agree about Claire--she's in her fifties with no hormone treatments, botox, or "lifts"--she should be burned at the stake for being a witch!
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Post by Misfit » Wed June 12th, 2013, 6:18 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]I really liked the first two, but struggled with the third and fourth before giving up. I think the series ran its course several books back, but the fans (and publishers) demand more. Poor Sir Arthur Conan Doyle killed off Sherlock to get out of writing more stories and had to bring him back because of the outrage of fans. As long as fans demand and Gabaldon consents, there will be more Outlander books. BTW, I agree about Claire--she's in her fifties with no hormone treatments, botox, or "lifts"--she should be burned at the stake for being a witch![/quote]

I loved these books when I first read them about five years ago, just gobbled them up. Until Echo came out - what a disappointment.

I suspect I wouldn't be so enamored on a reread. Gabaldon does prattle on too long and she does need an editor IMHO. For a while I was following her blog, but she prattled on so much with useless stuff there, I had to stop. Why fill up five pages, when it can be said in one paragraph?
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Post by princess » Wed June 12th, 2013, 9:01 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Why fill up five pages, when it can be said in one paragraph?[/quote]

Yes, it's nice to get a sense of time and place but she does go OTT!!!
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Post by Vanessa » Tue July 9th, 2013, 7:06 pm

Looks like they've found their Jamie Fraser - Sam Heughan. Alarming blue eyes but I think he fits the bill. At least he is actually Scottish.
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Post by Madeleine » Wed July 10th, 2013, 8:27 am

Yes he is Scottish and also has the height! There's always contact lenses for his eyes. I must admit I found it difficult to picture anyone as Jamie, and it's good they've gone for a relatively unknown actor. I wonder who they'll get for Black Jack?
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Post by Vanessa » Wed July 10th, 2013, 9:13 am

And here he is photoshopped. I thought Jamie did have blue eyes? Or were they green?
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Post by Madeleine » Wed July 10th, 2013, 9:28 am

I think they're green (and cat-like!). He looks a little scary....
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