Saturday afternoon was spent in one of the longest TV marathons I've had in a while catching up on all five episodes of Outlander. I was hooked after the first episode. The show has everything you could ask for: time travel, history, British/Scottish accents, romance, war and political manipulation. It's brilliant.
The main character, Claire, is transported back in time from the end of WWII to 1743 in the Scottish highlands. She is taken in (semi-against her will) by the Mackenzie clan, who fear that she is a British spy. Claire's nurse's training from the war makes her useful as a healer to the clan, even though she is constantly having to work within the sparse medical advances of the day.
Claire also has 20/20 hindsight about the fate and history of the clan system in the upcoming Jacobite rising. She's faced with the difficult decision of warning the Mackenzie's that they are preparing for a loosing battle and letting history run its course.
To be continued in the episodes in the weeks to come. It's not too late to catch up as well! Have you fallen in love with this show as much as I have?
The show made me reminisce the few days I spent in Scotland on free travel. If only I could go back soon...