• Season 2 – Ep 10 – “Prestonpans” We are Brothers Pt 1

    Let’s just start with the fun stuff before it gets REAL. Jamie, why must you live only in fantasy? So many intense looks and that bow as you say goodbye? I can’t even. Lt.Foster is back but for a moment before Dougal smotes him. And he was so cute… Nurse Beecham tarries a little too

  • Season 2 – Ep 9 – Pt 2 Claire/Dougal/Dragonflies/Mystery lines

    Did you believe Claire when she claims to have told Jamie about her and Dougal’s previous arrangement? She’s calling Dougal’s bluff! I don’t know who this William Grey is but I guess he’s a big deal. Also what is up with the dragonfly in amber?! I gotta know! There are some mysterious lines in this

  • Season 2 – Ep 9 – No Turning Back Now!

    It’s Ep 209 – “Je Suis Prest” Are you ready? The Rebellion is coming in strong and so is the sun in my video. Someday I’ll have a studio and someone else can worry about the lighting! In the meantime, I got a new Outlander t-shirt and I’m talking about Claire’s PTSD and the ep’s

  • Season 2 – Ep 8 – “The Fox’s Lair” and all its foxiness

    We’re back in Scotland in Episode 208 but can we stay a little longer in Lallybroch to see our friends? We’re over the “mid season” hump and the opening titles have some mystery images: 1960s cars and soldiers! Laoghaire returns and I’m wondering if she has really reformed or trying to convince herself? And can

  • Season 2 – Ep 7 – Close Your Eyes and Think of Scotland

    In this episode title “Faith”, how many tissues did you go through? My face is still puffy from crying. Claire and Jamie are tested once more and their Faith carries them through. Catriona Balfe’s performance is nothing short of a tour de force. I don’t need to see anymore from Black Jack Randall. Let’s just

  • An Outlandish Hat Chat with Ellen Christine Couture

      Ellen Christine is a very cool lady. She’s a milliner and for those of us who are not familiar with that term (I for one!), it basically means that she makes hats for women. Nestled in a corner of the West Village in New York City, her atelier is a wonderland of fabrics, ribbons,

  • Season 2 – Ep6 – My Least Fave

    Masquerades and Games   I really did not like this episode. Upon first viewing I had no desire to watch it again. Quelle horreur! Right after an episode ends, I always rewatch (again and again) and delight that each one improves upon the last. Episode 5’s “Untimely Resurrection” left me thrilled, exasperated, and eager to

  • Season 2 – Ep 5 – Untimely Resurrection – He Must Exist

    An Untimely Resurrection is upon us! This episode is a bit mind blowing, tense, and utterly exhilarating! It’s a BJR in Paris but did you feel bad for him being humiliated? I didn’t. The tension builds and we’re left with Jamie and Claire. Is this the Ultimate Test? Don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter!

  • Outlander Season 2 – Episode 4 – It’s M-M-Marvelous!

    New Pocket Jamie and a new month so a new calendar pic! “La Dame Blanche” was so exhilarating! We gotta talk about Jame and Claire and their sexual healing. Not sure about le whore but I’m happy that they’re back together…for now. And how about his monologue? Book 1 excerpt below (I just couldn’t help

  • Outlander Season 2 – Ep 3 – Useful Occupations and Deceptions

    I’m still getting used to Season 2 as Claire and Jamie (“Clamie”) voyage on rough waters. No one is to be trusted this episode. Maybe even Master Raymond? Secrets are held but when will they be told? Jamie isn’t always honest (and why did he to go to Maison Elise after their argument?) and neither

  • The Red Carpet! The Panel! The Tartan! The Premiere!

    Just as Claire reaches her hand out to Frank and, in a brilliant camera twirl, we are suddenly back in the past! Season 2 has premiered and though the week leading up to it is gone like a handsome Highlander of yore, I ask that you take my hand as we time-travel to the weeks

  • Outlander Season 2 Episode 2 – Not In Scotland anymore

    Darkness in the bedroom and plotting to stop the Jacobite Rebellion. We meet new friends: Louise, a King, a Prince, and a brother of someone sinister. Oh and who is Mary Hawkins?! Smile! You’ve Met a New Friend    

  • Exchoes & Speculation – Season 2 Episode 1

    Looking back at Season 2’s Episode 1 “Through A Glass, Darkly”, what are the echoes from Season 1? Fireplaces, Black Jack Randall, and Ghosts! Also, some speculation for Season 2 from a Dragon Fly in Amber Virgin! The Ring, Little Roger Wakefield, pregnancies, and that pesky time travel. (Oh and Tobias Menzies needs an Emmy.)

  • From Scotland to Paris Panel – I’m going!

    It’s fun hanging out with friends but it’s better when you can also hang out with the Cast and Crew of your favorite show! We’re going to the “From Scotland to Paris” Panel in NYC! Will you be there or streaming it live? SO excited! It’s the last week of Droughtlander and doesn’t it feel

  • Outlander Takes Over NYC in the Last Week of Droughtlander!

    From my couch in Queens, special guest Sarah and I talk about all the buzz happening in our fair city as we gear up for the last week of Droughtlander! Tartan parades! A-list panels! TV Appearances with Sam and Cait! It might be cold the next few days but the Outlander heat is ON! Also

  • Outlanderland in NYC

    Click on the photos and bask in the posh fabrics, meticulous embroidery, and faux candelabras on the train as we ride into the last two weeks of Droughtlander…     Alas, it was like Outlander-land in New York City today! I liken it to a fan’s Disneyworld because there’s a train you can ride too.

  • Like a DIA Virgin – Trying to Stay Touched for the Verra First Time

    With one more month to go before the Season 2 premiere, there are so many exciting events going on in the Outlander world! An influx of new promo pics, latest trailer, new characters, spoilers, and Tartan parades leaves this Urban Outlander’s head swirling! Where to begin and how to participate in all of the fandom

  • Madonna + Outlander = Madonnalander

    There are a few things in life that get me truly excited.  When I can combine some of the things I love most then it’s like Christmas-chocolate-brownies-sunny-vacation-on-top-of-a-chocolate-sundae-with-marshmallows-drizzled-with-more-chocolate-extravaganza!   For example, April 9th, 2016 in New York City will go down as one of the best days of my life. How can you see into the

  • Season 2 trailer has arrived! Vive les Frasers!

    Whoa nelly I don’t even know where to begin! I was excited already but the trailer that came out today, sent me into overdrive! I haven’t read the second book yet but damn it’s getting harder and harder…. April 9th is our premiere date! Grab your French dresses and wigs! Oui, Vive les Frasers!  

  • When you want to be a Big Bad Producer on a show like Outlander

      Since the start of the new year, I’ve been focused on gaining more clarity about what I want my career to look like.  I listened to Maril Davis explain how she bailed on Ronald D.Moore when she began working for him and then through the twists and turns of life ended up working for

  • Were there any people of color in Scotland?

    There’s a lot of talk recently about racial diversity in the media landscape. Whether it’s the Oscar Race with #Oscarssowhite or depicting historical ethnic accuracies in our favorite film and shows. It got me thinkin: How racially diverse was Scotland and (tip of the hat to Season 2) France in the 18th century? Really, I