Here in Canada we have been subjected to the social torture of hearing about whats happening in an episode before we get to watch. Know what that’s like? It is like standing outside a room full of people who are enjoying something and you KNOW they are enjoying it. They are talking about what they are seeing, loud enough for you to hear it it…but you can’t see it. It’s like that.
People say “So…don’t stand outside the room.” YEAH RIGHT?! What do you think we are? Robots? Do you think we are dead inside? PAH! No….we are Canadian. So what we actually do…is stand there. With our noses pressed to the glass. And wait. Yes. Until we get it.
By any means necessary. Sunday nights on Showcase is how we get it. We patiently wait the 2 weeks from when we heard all the good stuff from our American friends. As I mentioned earlier, we get commercials. A lot. Of. Commercials. Someone was kind enough to point out to me. Better to have commercials than no Outlander. That is happily stating the obvious. It’s like having an arm with a rash. I am still glad I have the arm. Not a fan of the rash.
However, being Canadian, we try and find things to do to make the commercials bearable. Read – We drink. We developed the #OutlanderCANDrinkingGame but that wasn’t enough so now, we also drink every time we go to commercial, have a commercial and come back from a commercial. With a half an hour worth of commercials you can only pee SO much. Certainly not a half an hours worth of 90 minutes. Even beany bladders don’t have that in them. I am pretty positive Canadians are also part sponge. Just sayin.
So, us northern folk are now up to Episode 4. The last one we watched on Showcase was “The Gathering” This means we are HALF way to the HALF way mark…and if I know my math…and I really don’t because well….math. We are a quarter of our way through the entire season. Sony has seen fit to give us a Mid- Season break at episode 8 though. You know, a couple of months to make as many Meme’s, fan edit videos, screen caps as we possibly can… and in our little teeny tiny corner of the twitterverse we do #HeughliQuotes. Like this one…
We have been doing this since Episode 1 premiered. Instead of using this blog for a detailed recap, I thought I would just snip some of our most popular tweets & favourite parts of the show. Sound like a plan? What? I can’t hear you…speak up eh?
Whatever, I will do it anyway. BlogChunks. Sounds like some sort of stomach ailment I am expelling – still…that’s what will happen around here.
I tweeted a few things about the opening. Of course I was mesmerized. Who wasn’t? That was rhetorical btw…if you weren’t I really don’t care. That’s not meant to be rude…I just really don’t care.
I am glad they showed Claire in the war and proceeded to show us right from the start she was going to be a lush. We might not have known it then…but ummmm…we totally know it now. I loved this creation by our friends at OutlanderItalia – Its so awesome people rip it off all the time. Like me. At least I give them the credit they deserve for it *SMILE*
Tobias went ahead and made me LIKE Frank. Not that I didn’t “like” him in the books. A more accurate description of how I felt about Frank in the books was bored I think. I was disinterested in him. Frank was my ambien. Tobias however…I enjoyed him. Liked Frank. That’s weird to even type after 20 yrs.
One of the more popular & controversial moment made me chuckle- is it a coincidence that it has to do with oral gratification? Probably not…no. Claire demands that gratification.
As one of those people that grabs the popcorn when the Online debates start about silly things like “Frank didn’t even HAVE a tongue!” or “Only Jamie knew about the man in the boat…it was in book 2!” I found all the talk about this scene quite HILL-HAIRY-ASS! One fella on a message board said “Did they even go down on each other in the 40’s?” I couldn’t help myself when I put my popcorn down for a second and I told him to ask his Grandma.
I absolutely love Caitriona, I don’t care that her eyes are blue, that her body is amazing, that she is taller than than book Claire or that her hair happens to be not as curly as someone else thought it should be. It’s plenty friggen curly. Her eyes don’t need to be anything but in her head, same thing goes for her body…as for her arse, its round.
The scene with the druids was gorgeous and frankly I want those lanterns. Everywhere. All over my house.
Yes…after the fact, with Claire waking up from her travel through the stones… I see how many memes have been made with the following on it. Here is an interesting thought. Pop culture… it is what makes many people think the same thing in any given situation…this is what makes things like this humurous to many people. In my defense of un-originality, I followed it up with the tweet. Hey Mate…where in Pete is my auto? or some shit like that so neener neener neener.
I sure did love when ran up on BJR in the woods. You can see the “change” in Tobias with subtleties he pulls off in the character. Beautifully played, sir. It’s like watching Mr. Dress Up only…evil…and better…and not at all like Mr. Dress Up. Never mind.
I love our intro into meeting Murtagh. He was one of my favourite quiet characters in the book. He has become one of my favourite characters in the show as well. He saves Claire from BJR, knocks the yappy girl out, drags her to a cottage where the gang of highlanders are gathered…funny, this is where I got engaged in the book. I was engaged in the show from the moment they said there would be one – don’t even go there with me. Canadian girls cut people too. We do it with butter knives but we do it.
This is of course where we meet *sigh* Jamie. Just that. *sigh* Jamie. That’s what my husband called him for years and years. He would do a dramatic *sigh* and say Jaaaaaamiiiiiiieeee in a high pitched girl voice. I completely accept that because its how it feels in my heart.
I couldn’t take my eyes off the scene. Nope. Could. NOT!
They said cock in this episode a lot. Referring to the rock…didn’t look anything like a cock to me *shrug*. All in the eye of the beholder I guess.
There was a battle with the English Soldiers etc. Jamie tossed Claire off their horse…she took off- felt a little put out by being thrown over board no doubt but …she was caught. So after further consideration…there was no wrong answer to that question. Over his shoulder. Well of course. But no? I will have to ride in front of you with all your manliness…yeah, there is that.
You know, sometimes they aren’t speaking Gaelic but you still have a hard time understanding them. I just have to pretend they are Newfoundlanders…then I would be fine. Just takes a second for my ear to adjust then I can understand them jes fine aye?
Apparently, the part where Jamie passes out was one of the parts Sam used for his audition and the words “He’s going OVER” were some of the most used on set. Little Alex Trebek factoid of the day. Most of us know the importance of this scene. The director of this episode made it EVEN BETTER. #droolAfter being a fan of the books for 20 yrs. Having the world of Outlander come to life – on screen – right in my living room for the first time…was BEYOND everything. It was always in my imagination…now, it’s not. It’s real. Well, as real as TV makes it, and for me…THAT’S FRIGGEN REAL!
Keep your peepers peeled for the next couple episodes all locked in to a BlogChunk.
That’s enough for now.
We will be unveiling our AB-Ootlander Mascot “Toger” soon too…pretty exciting stuff
Heughliot at Large