Outlander!

outlanderseason2Many years ago, a friend told me about a book she was reading. If a person could swoon while describing a book, that’s what my friend did when describing Outlander. 

Based on her description, I all-too-quickly disregarded the book as “chick lit,” which really wasn’t fair at all. I did, however, enjoy that the main love interest in the book shares my name. Perhaps women who fantasized about Jamie would carry some of those thoughts over to Jamey.

Flash forward to last week, when my friend Cathy recommended the TV version of Outlander to me. I’ve been looking for a summer show, so I told Netflix to send me some Outlander DVDs.

The hook of the show is that an English woman traveling with her husband in 1945 Scotland jumps back in time to the 18th century, taking with her an acute knowledge of 20th-century medicine.

I’m only 3 episodes in, but I’m enjoying the show way more than I thought I would. There are tons of compelling characters, some great tension (both sexual and historical), and it’s filmed in Scotland, so the scenery is stunning.

My only concern is that I’ll finish the entire first season within the next week, so I’ll be waiting a while for the second season. Thus I’ll be in need of another highly produced show. I’m open to suggestions, but there are my preferred choices:

  • Deadwood
  • Six Feet Under
  • Big Love
  • Black Sails

Would you recommend any of those?