Hello, dear novel2screeners, and welcome to article five on Diana Gabaldon’s Drums of Autumn, which will be the source material for season four of “Outlander” on STARZ this fall. Um, spoilers and stuff are coming, y’all. So now you know. Last week, as you probably know, we took a little break from discussing some of the […]
Read More Drums of Autumn: Jamie and the “R” Word
Hey, novel2screeners. Welcome to article four on Drums of Autumn, the fourth book in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, which will become the basis for this fall’s STARZ show. At novel2screen, as long-time readers know, we dive into popular books and talk about the process of adaptation from page to screen. Yes, this sometimes means analyzing […]
Read More Drums of Autumn: Top Four Moments!
Welcome back, novel2screeners, as we dissect more of Diana Gabaldon’s Drums of Autumn, the fourth book in her Outlander series and the source material for season four of the STARZ series this fall! Okay, so those of you who read The Stephen Bonnet Conundrum last week know that, in my humble opinion (which you always entitled to […]
Read More Drums of Autumn: The Convoluted MacGuffin!
Hey, folks, Welcome back to novel2screen’s series on Diana Gabaldon’s Drums of Autumn, which will become this fall’s season of Outlander on STARZ. SPOILERS BELOW! So last week, I ruffled a few feathers by declaring that I felt Drums spent too many pages on its set-up, and the actual plot (which begins halfway through the 900 page […]
Read More Drums of Autumn: The Stephen Bonnet Conundrum
Hey, Outlander fans! How’s everyone doing with this year’s Droughtlander? Ready to dive back into the lives of those crazy cats Jamie and Claire? Well, I hope so, because it’s time to talk about Drums of Autumn! PS: No, literally, we’re going to talk about Drums of Autumn. If you haven’t read it yet, there will be some […]
Read More Intro to Drums of Autumn!
I was lucky enough to meet Anne Kenney when I read a part in a staged reading of her beautiful, somewhat autobiographical play, Last Call, inspired by the passing of her parents. Anne, who has had an extraordinary career as a writer/producer in television, was kind of enough to sit down with me recently to […]
Read More Interview with Outlander writer Anne Kenney
Spoiler alert: we’re discussing the season finale of Outlander here, and the book Voyager. Tune in next week for my interview with Outlander writer/producer Anne Kenney. Wow, saved that CGI budget for the end, did we, Outlander? And well worth the wait it was. Seriously beautiful cinematography there for the last twenty minutes of this […]
Read More Outlander 3.13: Eye of the Storm, End of the “Voyage”
Spoiler alert about “Outlander” 3.12, The Bakra, and the book “Voyager.” Don’t say I didn’t warn ya. Holy moley, this episode had everything but the kitchen sink in it, people! Okay, let’s talk about it: So this was the second episode written by Luke Schelhaas, who is new this season, and who really had his […]
Read More Outlander 3.12: The Bakra (AKA: Bloodsucker)
Welcome back, people! Spoiler alert, by the way, about Outlander 3.11 and the book “Voyager.” Wow, that was not what I was expecting! I don’t know about you guys, but I was pretty rapt for the entire first fifteen minutes of that episode, which was basically just Survivor: Claire Island. The red ants, the snake, […]
Read More Outlander 3.11: Uncharted (AKA Turtle Soup)
Welcome back, darlings. So it’s been a wild week out here in La La Land. By complete and sheer coincidence, my two worlds collided this week when the theater company I’m a member of, The Open Fist, produced a staged reading of a beautiful new play by Outlander writer/producer Anne Kenney. I was so thrilled […]
Read More Outlander 3.10: Heaven (is a place on) Earth