If you haven’t seen Outlander, you’re missing out on riveting historical fiction, acutely-detailed recreations of 18th-century Scotland and…lololol jk, guys, you’re just missing out on this:
I caught Outlander on STARZ (what a name, eh?) about 3 episodes in (or was it 2 episodes? Not sure. Again, I don’t really watch the show for plot-based reasons) and thought, “Yes! A show about Scottish people! This is right up my alley.” (If you know me, you actually know this to be a true.) Surprisingly, though, the show soon lost my interest. No offense to Caitriona Balfe, who plays the show’s heroine Claire Randall, but her almost incessant narration seriously dulls the mind. There’s only so much “These people were different from me” speeches you can handle before your eyes start glazing over.
But then…then the above Adonis of a man appeared one fateful episode. His dark but slightly auburn curls. Those questioning green eyes. And–to cut straight to the point–those abs. The man was Jamie Fraser, and he was here to not only save Claire, but to save me and millions of other “geez is this show gonna go anywhere” women.
Yes, even in a kilt, I look good.
Now if you were to ask me what exactly happened last season, I can’t quite say. I basically only remember Jamie-centric scenes and that’s it. But apparently, STARZ has finally caught on to this good thing they have. (No, not Outlander, but this Jamie hottie, aka actor Sam Heughen) And so as they embark upon season 2, they’ve chosen to finally give the people what they want, what they really really want: more Jamie. The opening scene of season two is JAMIE’s perspective on things. Thank goodness, because I’ll take his rhythmic Scottish brogue over Claire’s monotone, “I can’t believe I’m getting paid to read these lines” voice-overs any day (sorry, Caitriona). Will all of season 2 be Jamie narration? One can only hope. So watch the clip of Outlander’s season 2 opener below, but beware: