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Editorial | Starz’ Outlander, My Reaction

This weekend, the Starz channel aired the season one premier of the TV adaptation of the beloved novel Outlander.  In the Venn diagram of book genres, Outlander nestles neatly in the overlap between romance novel, historical fiction, and fantasy.  The majority of the book is set in Scotland in 1743, but there is definitely magic involved in the tale.  I’ve been meaning to read Outlander for quite a while, and was shocked to actually find it in my reading pile of doom recently, meaning that I picked it up without realizing it at some point in my travels.  Starz was just about to begin a TV series based on the book, so what better time to read it?

Having freshly read the book for the first time right before watching the first episode of the show has allowed me to make more accurate comparisons between the two.  Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly about Starz’s TV adaptation.

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