Top positive review
Not for the faint-hearted but, relatively true to the books.
21 May 2017
I read all the available Outlander books before trying the DVD's. I agree with many of the comments about the books but, overall I really liked them. I guess with the film series I wanted to see if it stayed relatively true to the book and conjured a different "scene" to the one I had in my head from the books. With the books I was drawn into the characters perhaps more easily than I was in the films because initially I wasn't that gone on the film series. I thought it was a bit too 'so so' for want of a better phraseology, however I was gradually drawn in and I really must commend the actors. Anyone who has read the books will know that the scenes with Jack Randall in Wentworth Prison are not for the squemish or faint hearted . I still have difficulty watching the last two episodes of Season 1. The acting/directing was amazing.. Read the books or watch the films first. Both are very good. Well done...