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Dishing with Dee….Outlander

07 May

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I’ve been a fan of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series for years – i think my mom originally handed me book 1 when I was about 15 (her version was called Cross-stitch, rather than the more common Outlander) and I devoured it. Thus launching an obsession with the series. When it was announced nearly two years ago that Starz was going to be making it into a TV show, I was excited as the next person. I mean, I had reservations – would the person they picked for Jamie live up to my imagine (thankfully, yes he does); how will they handle key scenes (like the spanking one). I sought out online facebook groups of fans dedicated to the show and participated frequently…

Then, something unintended happened…I found myself losing interest. i love the show and the work that Ron Moore and his crew are doing, the cast is brilliant and yet, I find myself not wanting to sit down and watch the episodes as they air; leaving them sometimes for weeks upon end before I end up watching. Here is my confession, I didn’t watch episode 8 (which originally aired in December) until right before the second half of the season started back in April. It’s not that the books have spoiled me, but as I started thinking, I think its been my interaction with the other fans. Yes, I know, some of you are probably saying, don’t let other’s enjoyment/dislike ruin your experience, but even if i try to avoid it, it has a profound effect.

Take for example, and I didn’t know this, but for the second half of the season Starz has opted to make the new episode available on demand prior to air time – at like 2am the night before. That is awesome, don’t get me wrong, but personally, the thought of getting up at that ungodly time of morning to watch and episode, in an effort to avoid being potentially spoiled is just distastful to me. I will say that for the most part people are careful about spoilers when they do watch the early release version, but its hard to avoid them completely, unless (as I was advised), I stay off Facebook and out of Outlander groups…that just leaves a bad taste in my mouth – I can understand avoiding after the show has aired officially, but for an early showing…not so much

As of right now, I haven’t even started to watch the second half of the season – which is now in the 5th episode and rapidly approaching the end of the book…hopefully, I can once again find enjoyment in the series, but I’m worried I won’t…

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Dishing with Dee

 

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2 responses to “Dishing with Dee….Outlander

  1. Joanie

    May 7, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    It’s funny that you should say this because I signed up for Starz strictly because of Outlander. I thought the first season was awesome and followed the book as I remember reading it. I read it maybe 20 yr ago… Anyway, I just said to a girlfriend that this season seems a little lack luster to me. I’m thinking now maybe it isn’t just me! Thanks!

     
    • Dee

      May 7, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      its the same season – IDK, I haven’t even tried to watch it because people are so hyped up – i think i’m trying to dull expectations

       

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