Starz Outlander

Sneak Peek: @OutlanderStarz #TartanAffair

Say it Rah-shay By Apr 03, 2015 16 Comments

I was invited to screen a sneak preview of the Starz original series, Outlander. All opinions are my own.


On Wednesday I was invited to check out a preview for the Starz original series Outlander. I have never watched the show, wanting to read the books first, but had a general idea of  the plot. The plot centers around Claire Randall. While on her second honeymoon in the British Isles, Claire touches a boulder that hurls her back in time to the forbidden Castle Leoch with the MacKenzie clan. Not understanding the forces that brought her there, she becomes ensnared in life-threatening situations with a Scots warrior named James (Jamie) Fraser.



The event was held at the Ritz 5 in Philly and the pre-show events were fun.


There were giveaways!



I won this gorgeous vase!

Outlander Starz

I got a chance to meet some “Outlanders!”




There was a bagpipe player who lent music to the festivities. The fans of the show were fabulous, encouraging me to catch up with the show. The books follow closely to the show and that I would equally enjoy both.


Edited: The second half of season one opens with Jamie on the hunt for Claire. She had been kidnapped by Captain Black Jack Randall and is about to be raped. Jamie and his clansman rescue her and the rest of the episode is the fall out between Jamie and Claire, the return to his uncle’s castle and the reaction to the wedding and talk of treason!


The episode did not feel like a catch up episode but more  like continuing the action. Even though I don’t know all of the players I found myself eager to dive into more about the politics and scheming between Jamie’s uncles Dougal and Colum MacKenzie. There is some history thrown in and family dynamics that are interesting.

The Jamie and Claire relationship is interesting. Jamie demands an apology from Claire because she disobeyed him and blames her for being kidnapped. It is fascinating watching a woman from the 20th century up against the mindsets and thoughts from the the 18th century.


I plan to binge watch Outlanders to get up to speed for the series when it returns to Starz on Saturday, April 4, at 9 p.m. EDT.

Tell me, who are your favorites? I love Claire and find myself wanting to be a badass clanswoman.


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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I have heard awesome things about this show, but have not seen it yet. I need to get on that.

  2. Outlanders. Making kilts cool again. I love this show. I love his muscles! *swoon*

  3. I love this show. I need to catch up on it but what a fun gift to get from Starz.

  4. Marcie W. says:

    I have never heard of this series but with season two just beginning there is still plenty of time to catch up. I adore the beautiful vase you won!

  5. Pam says:

    What an awesome vase. I’ve had so many people tell me to start watching Outlander.

  6. Theresa says:

    I have been anxiously awaiting the return of Outlander! It’s my new favorite show!

  7. The vase is beautiful! And the show looks interesting! I love the British Isles!

  8. I can’t say that I have ever heard a live bagpipe player! That sounds like fun!

  9. Jeanine says:

    I’ve never heard of this show before! It sounds awesome though. I may have to check it out myself!

  10. Looks like it was a fun event and I love that vase! I haven't heard of the Outlanders but now I want to check it out- I'm good at catching up on series

  11. I have never read the books, but I love this show. I started watched it last season and then my other shows came back from hiatus and this one got put on hold. I have a few eps I need to catch up on.

  12. What a pretty vase that you won. And cool that they had swag bags.

  13. Kiwi says:

    I never heard of the Outlanders but its great you got some goodies out of it. I love that vase the details are amazing!

  14. What a fun event. I need to start watching this show! That is a cute vase too!

  15. Debbie Denny says:

    Oh an awesome event. Seen the show some. Gotta get caught up.

  16. Rachée Fagg says:

    I binge watched yesterday and love it! It's a love story with action and history and worth the binge.

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