Hosts Mary and Blake discuss the premiere episode of “Outlander,” entitled, “Sassenach.” In this episode, you’ll learn about: Blake’s fantasy with a castle, why Starz is a lot smarter than we all think, why the time travel sequence was just right, why voice-overs CAN work if done right, how a strong female lead is just what the doctor ordered, and who was responsible for the best scene of any show we’ve seen all year..
Really enjoyed your podcast on Episode 101: Sassenach. It's interesting to hear an "Outlander virgin" like Blake talk about his theories of what's going to happen. Very entertaining and I look forward to future casts!
Hi Connie! Thank you for the kind words! We're humbled. I am totally an Outlander virgin and I wouldn't have it any other way! I am so happy that I get to experience this great story only through prism of the television series. Keep the feedback coming! We love hearing it 🙂
How come no one is talking about the tea palm reading and Claire's lifeline being broken into bits and pieces? That seems SO huge and significant! I'm an Outlander virgin So have NO idea what's going to happen, so thisis my outlandish theory—-Claire is going to time travel back and forth through the years multiple times—it won't just be her going back and settling into a life in 1743.
Yes, this is already a popular trend of offering the first episode free ahead of time for series. Especially over the past 1- 2 years. It seems to drum up chatter to get more viewers (the friends and family and coworkers of those who viewed the free-view) to show up when the show starts premiering on television, and allows people who like the "free-view" time to get their t.v. schedules and providers arranged to get access. I have seen so many first episode shows offered on the free hulu access this past couple years with increasing regularity over the past year. I think it's a smart thing to do with NETFLIX taking off so well with their original programming available for binge watching and sites like Crackle starting to enter the popular scene.
Great point about the Netflix factor. They have completely changed the game. IN fact, you may see the death of the DVD/Blu-Ray sooner rather than later. Going full digital is a lot cheaper for Movie/TV production companies.
I think I must have missed it, but why were the Highlanders near Craigh Na Dun in the first place?
How did Jamie dislocate his shoulder?
Kudos to you Blake for joining Mary and putting the podcasts together. I don't think there are many men who would do what you're doing 😉 I enjoy listening to and/or reading other viewers' opinions on a show that I like. Mary does great not to give away too much from the actual book also, which makes it a great review between you both… Thought "Sassanach" was written pretty well for a 1st Episode (note, I literally started reading the book after it aired on Aug 9th). From Frank & Claire's relationship to her time travel and meeting her husband-look-a-like, BJR in the 1700s, how she's trying to adapt to the unexplainable and just her sassiness, I was hooked! My husband thinks it's funny, he's never seen me read so much at once (on book 6 now, since Aug). lol
Thanks Stacy! I'd like to think plenty of guys would like to do what I do! I get to have fun with my wife on a weekly basis and talk about a show that we both enjoy. What's better than that!? I'm glad that you're enjoying the show. Do you enjoy the book or television iteration of Outlander better?
I am new to your podcast and I am planning on binge listening to them today. I, too, was an Outlander virgin on August 9. Since, I have become a huge reader of the series. It's great to hear Blake's opinion. And I love Mary's ability to talk about the series without giving much away.
I have become completely obsessed with the TV series, the books, the characters and the actors. It's nice to hear different perspective. I am going to share with some of my other equally obsessed friends
Hi Denise! Welcome to the family! I am glad you enjoyed our opinions. Yes, it's very hard for Mary to keep mum on spoilers, but, luckily, she is very good at what she does. It's great how you have become so attached to these characters, as they are very easily accessible. Please keep listening and we would love to hear more of your feedback here!
Just discovered this. Offers nice relief for Droughtlander symptoms! Looking forward to listening to the entire series.
HEY there!! I’m really glad I found your podcast, but as I was getting them on Apple podcast it just disappeared!! The older ones are not there anymore! What happened???