I disliked the books (only made it through Outlander 2014-2020 5 seasons 56 episodes thank you for the memory shirt four and got totally disgusted by the number of coincidences and story manipulation needed to keep the monster series going) but I decided to give the show a try. I was pleasantly surprised. The acting is good, the camera and location work is very nice, and the leads have great compatibility. And I’m not just talking Jamie and Claire; Tobias Menzies does a wonderful job playing Black Jack and Frank Randall. His season two work is a bit less impressive but he was such a twisted, sadistic, monster in season one you had to appreciate his performance. Even knowing what was coming (season one more-or-less followed the key points in the books; season two seems to be taking a few more liberties for the sake of reducing character count and moving things along — both understandable compromises in going from novel to show), I was still impressed by the performances of all involved in the last few episodes of season one.
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So, bottom line, if you’ve read the books Outlander 2014-2020 5 seasons 56 episodes thank you for the memory shirt you should be watching. If you’not read them, give it a try at least through the first season. Yes, there is quite a bit of sex and violence (sometimes together — it’s a cable show about 18th century Scotland & England after all) but it’s (largely) integral to the story. There’s nothing approaching Spartacus in terms of over-the-top sex and violence nor are the effects and cinematography quite up to Game of Thrones (after all, Outlander has only a fraction of HBO’s budget) but it makes excellent use of the actors, locations, and resources available. Don’t go in expecting a masterful BBC costume drama and certainly don’t watch it as a history lesson (although I’ve seen worse — particularly in films; pick almost any Arthur retelling, Robin Hood film, or — ugh — Rob Roy and you’ll quickly appreciate Outlander). Treat it as a somewhat gritty historical fantasy romance with bits of humor and deep drama thrown in the stew and I think you’ll enjoy it.