Saturday, July 9, 2016

Outlander (Season 2)


Outlander is the a television show based on the book series of the same name written by Diana Gabaldon. It is the story of married World War Two Army nurse, Claire Beauchamp, who travels back in time to the 18th century Scotland where she encountered the dashing soldier, Jamie Fraser. It's second season premiered on April 9, 2016.

Catriona Balfe as Claire Beauchamp
Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser
Tobias Menzies as Frank Randall/Johnathan "Black Jack" Randall  
Andrew Gower as Prince Charles Stuart Edward

I give this TV show a 4/5. Personally, I think that this season is better than the first one. Seeing Jamie and Claire being all bougie in France gave the show more flare. The story this time around was much more cohesive and action packed. It had twists and turns that had me holding onto the edge of my seat. The most heartbreaking scene was when Jamie and Claire said their goodbyes to one another. I'm not going to lie, I did tear up a little. The characters went through a lot of hurdles and had much development compared to season one. Catriona Balfe and Sam Heughan are brilliant in their roles and have amazing chemistry with one another.  Andrew Gower was a FABULOUS Bonnie Prince Charlie. However, the performance that stole the show for me came from Tobias Menzies in episode 1 as Frank Randall when he discovers that his wife was pregnant by anotehr man. His scenes took my breath away. Acting wise, the one weak link in the cast was Sophie Skelton who played Brianna Randall. She really couldn't hold up to Catriona's talent when they were arguing in a scene. The scenery is gorgeous, the clothing is sumptuous, the story is amazing, the actors are brilliant - definitely a go out and see now!

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