I hope the production crew start using DG books less and less... For me, after voyager the books lost my interest. Too much about Bree&husband. I don't read or watch Outlander for the sex scenes even though they're nicely done and appropriate to the story. It's the Jamie & Claire relationship I love. That said..I have to admit I've been a little bored with these eps because I miss J&C relationship. I DO think the eps have been well acted & R true to story. It's just like the books, I miss JC
Hiya, Anon! Thanks for stopping by.
I agree, the later books tend to have too much “other” in them. I’m usually not interested in side stories if they don’t directly have to do with Jamie x Claire, Claire, or Jamie. Certain characters especially (*coughwilliamransomcough*) really don’t deserve the chapters they get. Like you, Anon, I came for and stayed for their beautiful relationship. I don’t really need much of anything else to sustain my interest.
It’ll be interesting to see the direction the show decides to go with Season 4 since Drums of Autumn is really the first book where we get chucks of story that don’t have either Claire or Jamie in them. True, Bree’s 20th century storyline is all about her [SPOILER ALERT] eventually traveling to the 18th century, but I honestly hope that can be covered in parts of one or two episodes and the focus stays on 18th Century North Carolina.
I disagree with you, though, about the current season. I haven’t been bored at all, even if I haven’t agreed with all the writers’ choices. This really is shaping up to be one of the best seasons, if only because I feel like Jamie x Claire’s separation is still so much about them, whether they’re physically together or not. AND THE ANTICIPATION. *fans self* Makes it all that much better when they are back together physically… and physically 😏😏😏
If the show does continue after Season 4, they will take creative liberties with the books, if only because I feel it would be a logistical nightmare to maintain 4+ full storylines at once. And now that Fr*nk is finally dead and buried (HASHTAG BLESSED), and that obsession can finally die with him, hopefully the writers and RDM especially can realize what a gold mine they have with Claire and Jamie together, specifically with Caitriona and Sam. To shorten their stories further, or give them less screen time, in order to introduce several different side characters would be a disservice. To the characters, the actors, and the show in general.