Here’s Looking At You, Sam

Jan 28, 2014 by

 For many Outlander fans, scanning social media for news and photos from the Scottish production set has become a daily event.    After all, it’s winter here in the western hemisphere, cold weather and snow are keeping many of us housebound, and the debut of Jamie and Clare’s onscreen love affair seems too far away to even contemplate.  At the risk of being labeled a “middle-age housewife” breathily caught up in Outlander’s Harlequin Romance-esque plotby Variety (read the reporter’s snarky review HERE), I must say I look forward to these goodies from Starz.  


Of all the fictional fantasies, in all the books, in all the world...

Of all the fictional fantasies, in all the books, in all the world…

Starz must have heard my middle-aged cries in the wilderness because they just released a new version of the Outlander trailer, with the audio equivalent of a fun-size candy bar at the end.   Even better, there’s a new Scots Gaelic Outlander lesson in pronouncing mo nighean donn , a term of endearment used by Jamie for Claire, meaning “my brown-haired lass.”  Now, THIS is something I can sink my teeth into, like a bar of rich, dark chocolate, the kind that has those little bits of orange zest inside.

Sam Heughan,  this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.


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  1. Christiane

    Congratulations Pye for your blog ! It’s a fact that for me, “scanning social media for news and photos from the Outlander Scottish prod.set” has become a daily event indeed ! I have been a faithful reader of Diana’s books for many years (nearly 15…) and I’ll add someone’s quote that I enjoyed very much : “It’s like Ron Moore shook the book upside down and Jamie and Claire fell out onto the screen”. What about that ?

    • Pye O'Malley

      Thank you! I have confidence that Ron is going to do right by the books–I’ve been a fan of his work for years. I know some people are not happy with the casting of Sam Heughan (never had any worries about him)and Caitriona Balfe (I did have doubts about Cait’s ability to play the role of Claire), but after seeing the trailers and other videos, I’m convinced. Looking forward to the summer release!

  2. Debera

    There is nothing wrong with a middle age house wife getting caught up in a romance novel such as Outlander.
    I say to all middle age house wives, sweet dreams.

    • Pye O'Malley

      I agree! Take your happiness where you find it, is my motto.