Starz’s Outlander is one of the most amazingly heartbreaking shows on television. It has been consistently extraordinary, but somehow managed to still fly under the radar. It’s unbelievable that the show wasn’t nominated for any Emmys this award season. The series follows a British Word War II nurse Claire Randall (played by Caitriona Balfe) who while vacationing with her husband in Scotland accidentally gets transported to 1743. With her life on the line, she marries a young Scott named Jamie Fraiser (played by Sam Heughan) and that’s when things start to get really interesting.
1. The magic of the story makes it worth it.
In order to let yourself truly believe that Claire has been transported from the 20th century to the 18th century you have to let yourself be swayed by the magic. Without it, the story doesn’t work.
2. Claire loves Frank, but her true love is Jamie.
Frank is lovely and all but Jamie is a Scottish God. (Yes, television has more than one Claire and Frank.)
3. Captain Randall is the most menacing character on television.
He’s worse than Lucious Lyon on Empire and he’s more diabolical that Ramsay Snow on Game of Thrones.
4. The show has one of the most horrifying episodes to ever be on television.
It is gut-wrenching, soul crushing and ghastly.
5. There’s hope for 7 more seasons….kind of.
The Outlander series is based of off Diana Gabaldon’s eight Outlander novels. Surely Starz can’t just stop things in the middle.
6. Kilts are for kings.
Bask in the glory.
7. Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ is the perfect swear.
Claire is a woman from 1945 stuck in 1743. She speaks her mind no matter what time period she’s in and because of that, she’s queen.
8. An Outlander/ Game of Thrones crossover my be imminent.
Sophie Turner who plays Sansa Stark on GoT is in talks to play a very important Outlander cast member. Crossing our fingers for this one.
9. Outlander has some of the best sex scenes on television.
Two Words: WEDDING NIGHT
10. Basically, Outlander is EVERYTHING
Seriously it has historical facts. Sex, intrigue, violence, and humor. What more could any television lover possibly need?