January 7, 2019 at 1:07 pm #5620
Okay – I didn’t hate Bree in this episode as much as I hated her in the book.
Claire on the otherhand, she bugged the heck out of me. Seriously.
I get Bree’s frustration. I even appreciated the “You don’t get to be more angry than me” . Bravo, good for you. But hot damn, you’re the one who decided to keep secrets to spare Jamie’s feelings. And then when those secrets blow up in your face, you throw Frank in his face? Seriously? Okay, so maybe I am as angry as I thought I would be. Geez girlfriend.
And Claire…..yes, comfort your daughter but SPEAK UP. It is not just Jamie’s fault that this mess happened. You lied just as much as everyone else. Stupid.
I did like the Jamie-Bree scenes of them bonding and talking.
Ian proposing got a chuckle out of me. He is in fact smitten with his cousin. lmao.
Small tokens of good in a hot mess of anger.January 8, 2019 at 10:44 am #5622
Same here, I don’t hate Bree as much in the show as in the book. Which is good because I am not liking the show too much at all this season. So many things I don’t like, that I try not to dwell on them so I can just try and enjoy the show as-is. I did like how they did not drag on all of the reveals and secrets. Glad they addressed them quickly. The writing has been terrible this season, the dialogue is awful at times. It sounds like something soap writers would be writing. Gah! Just not happy with this season at all. Oh well, we’ll see what happens next…January 15, 2019 at 4:57 am #5674
Episode #11–Liked it a little bit more. Loved seeing Fergus and Marsali. Really like them! Got to see Murtagh doing his thing, but I am still worried about him! Loved seeing Lord John as I always do. Really enjoy him & the show is better because of him.
But, the show has officially turned into “Bree-lander” and I hate that. Kind of like the DOA book. Painful! I don’t mind SS as an actress. I think she’s doing the best job she can with the sub-par material. The show has definitely softened the character somewhat, and that does help compared to the book.
Poor Roger. Honestly, that’s all I have to say about him. I feel like they did flesh out his ordeal a lot more in the book, whereas in the show, we are basically only getting a few shots of him only getting his ass beat. I can’t wait until he gets out of there so I don’t have to see him get his butt kicked anymore.
Bree’s slo-mo descent down the stairs to a melancholy tune in her pretty outfit, barf! The cheese was oozing in that shot!!
Jamie and Claire tent-sex, again! Blech! At least it wasn’t as ridiculous as the previous tent-sex scene.
I just want to get back to the Jamie & Claire Outlander I used to love.
The reason I know I don’t like this season (and gasp, this show) anymore:
1) I don’t rush to watch it anymore! I don’t care about seeing it right away. I actually procrastinate it and put it off.
2) I choose my other shows over this show! I have a few other historicals that I am/was watching concurrently, and I always chose them first. Every time. Not a good sign when I used to jump at the chance to watch Outlander early.
I am looking forward to the last few episodes to see a few things wrapped up and just end this season!!January 15, 2019 at 8:33 am #5677
Pretty much agree on all points.
Thankful for the quick tent scene. It was reminiscent to episode 1 which I didn’t like. So glad it was a fade to black.
I TOTALLY forgot about all the LJG scenes. I loved when he walked into the parlor and every bachelor basically had the “welp, there go our chances” look on their faces. Because, yeah, even my ovaries sparked a little when he walked in. He is cast perfectly. Can’t wait until Jamie finds out that he’s engaged to his daughter. I honestly can’t remember if that even happens in the book or what Jamie’s reaction is. At this point, I don’t know how much of the book is actually in the show so it doesn’t matter.
I am enjoying SS as Bree. That’s the saving grace about the character.
BWAHAHAHAHA at her “melancholy descent”. All I thought in that scene is “she is no debutante. This is not a cotillion” lmao.January 15, 2019 at 8:54 am #5678
Yeah, Lord John Grey and a bunch of the other characters are really enabling me to continue watching. They are all great! My step-mom and I were joking/speculating whether LJG would get his own show based on his books. Hmmmm, I would be down for that! 🙂January 22, 2019 at 9:44 am #5718
I am really enjoying Sophie Skelton as Brianna. She is making the season more enjoyable than I thought. I love all of her scenes with Lord John. And yes, I totally agree “You are impossible not to like”. He is dreamy. Darn this show for making me like them so much. lol
The rest was just okay. I don’t know what it is about the Mohawk scenes. Maybe they all seem too clean? Like everything feels so brand new? I can’t buy into the scenes at all.January 23, 2019 at 9:30 am #5724
Yes!! You are right!! I feel the same way. Those Native American scenes are bothering me cuz, once again, everything looks too perfect. All of the houses, gear, clothes, etc. all look super-new and perfect. Like straight up out of the costume & set design department. All the ladies have perfectly groomed eyebrows and stuff that screams “2019” not “1700s!” The village looks freaking perfect. I’m not saying that the natives didn’t do a great job building their villages, I’m more complaining about everything looking like a staged set, and not like a 1700s tribe actually lives there.
Same with the other characters & settings though. We already talked about the cabin. Same with the stuff in Wilmington. It’s such a “perfect” set. It looks cheesy. And all of the characters clothes look “old” but too “perfect.” That is what I feared when I found out they are not filming any of this in the U.S. It looks cheesy & it is cheesy. Even the forest still bothers the hell out of me. The trees are not at all like what the trees look like in North Carolina mountains. The outdoors look nothing like it! Ugh! Okay, done with that rant haha!
They definitely changed the story a lot with Murtagh being in jail, and having to bust him out of there. And then, lo and behold, Bonnet picks up the keys left on the floor. Blech! Hated all of that. They should have had Murtagh go ahead and kill Bonnet. That is more in-character for sure. It didn’t fit for him to up and leave out of the jail without killing Bonnet. But, then, we wouldn’t have as much of a soapy baby’s daddy SL for the future I guess.
Marsali is awesome! She is my fave female this season. And yeah, Lord John is my fave guy for sure. They changed a bunch of stuff from the book, but I like how they are involving John and using him so I get to see him on the screen.January 23, 2019 at 9:40 am #5726
It’s a shame because the casting for the Mohawk seems pretty good. They’re just so off with the set design.
Marsali! Yes, another character I prefer in the show than in the book. I enjoy her time on the screen too.
Murtagh probably thought Bonnet was dead anyway…at least that’s what I’m chalking it up to.January 28, 2019 at 10:58 am #5734
Horrible season! That about sums it up.
The best parts of the last episode:
1) Murtagh getting some action. Freaking awesome!
2) Ian becoming a Mohawk & Rollo staying by his side.
Shout outs go to:
1) Phaedra, for having the most perfectly manicured hands of any slave I’ve ever seen.
2) For little baby Jem, for falling asleep between the time that Brianna gets up from the couch & walks out the front door. Way to go editing department.
3) For all the Native women for having perfectly groomed Kim Kardashian eybrows. Rock on!
4) For the Otter Tooth montage. Because who doesn’t love a flashback montage of Natives dancing around a fire?
5) For Brianna, for rocking that mascara while giving birth in the 18th century. A woman ahead of her time.
6) For Catriona Balfe’s horrible wig, for surviving the whole season looking like a dead skunk on her head.
Jamie and Claire basically didn’t do a damn thing all season. They were completely wasted. Horrible! The best parts of the whole season were the supporting characters, by far. Lord John, Fergus, Marsali, Murtagh, that hot Native guy. They were the only part of the season I even enjoyed.
If next season doesn’t improve, I’m done with this show. It has been a hot mess this season, with horrible writing to boot. What a joke!
I should probably stop before I work myself up too much haha!January 28, 2019 at 11:28 am #5735
LMAO – totally not as visceral as yours but we had some things in common.
1. Ian taking Jamie’s place. This was one of my favorite parts of the book for the emotional connection. I did not translate well for me. Yes, it had some emotional tones but where was Jamie ignoring customs and blessing his nephew with his own Scottish traditions? This show is rooted in their love for family and for country. Big miss. I’m not a stickler for staying to true to the book and I’ve already said that I’m viewing this show apart from the source material – but I really wanted to see that.
2. How hard would it be to add a filter to age the sets? Even I can do that with my limited video/photo editing experience. Ian going through his “gang initiation” was awfully bright and cheery for such an “intense” moment. Yay Ian for surviving but seriously? I love Ian but again, the filming and production was severely lacking. I apply this critique to every Indian scene. Go watch The Young Riders for a sense of the rawness and grit. The cheering and hooting felt like a concert revelry. It just lacks a sense of dignity, control and honor that you usually get in scenes like that. They just missed the mark on that completely.
3. RME at that ending Brianna scene. GWTW you are NOT. I still like Brianna more than I thought I would.
4. YAY Murtagh for having a little fun. I loved that.
5. I’m glad Roger had his time to himself. I did enjoy the improvements to his character. I was reminded as to why I really did like him in the books. The casting had turned me off but his story and the colors of his character were brought to life for me.
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