Britta's Letters from (and sometimes about) Berlin

Friday, 19 June 2020

Outlander.

Today I did something VERY unusual for me - to be honest: I think it was the first time ever. 

A friend of my friend Anne had told me that I MUST watch a TV series, MUST!  
She is Scottish, I didn't know her, but liked her, thought "MUST? I?" and when I heard "Outlander" I thought: No way - Fantasy is absolutely not my cup of tea. 

Later I bought it, stacked it away, didn't watch it, almost forgot it. 
But today I suddenly thought: "Well - might have a look." 
(It was a sort of Scottish day - rainy... And now so stormy, that I cannot upload a trailer or a photo...) 

You must know that I am a great fan of Scotland, and to the surprise of everyone I even love bagpipe music (normally you can make me mad with many sorts of music - I hear like a bat and really suffer). 

Well. And there I sat. And stared. 
And fell in love immediately, without any sign of forewarning. 

Well - I only saw the first episode - but I think: "Louis, this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." 

Better late than never.    😂 


8 comments:

  1. Outlander is so popular! I did get pretty hooked on the first couple of series but then the appeal just fizzled out for me. I shall probably be stoned in the street for saying this but I found the heroine completely annoying by the third (?) series and couldn't stand to watch it anymore. The costumes are amazing, however!

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    1. It must be popular here too, Pipistrello, because the DVD has an added soundtrack in German (I never listen to that - Dutch people, who are used to see films in English, laugh a lot when they hear the German dubbing voices).
      The same as you remarked about "fizzling out" happened to me with "Downtown Abbey", very soon - and I always wait to watch a series till I can buy it on DVD, I will not let a TV programme dictate my time :-)
      Am curious how long my enthusiasm will last - till now I drink in the beautiful landscapes and colours, and the Scottish accent :-)

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  2. My friend was talking of Outlander only today, and what lengths someone went to to get the last two episodes of the first season. An adventure in itself.

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    1. That is a coincidence - here the hunting part was fulfilled by Amazon :-)

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  3. I have not seen Outlander. I suppose I should. Interestingly my friend Anne lives in Stirling in Scotland.

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    1. Dear Emma, I have heard about it only via that friend. Most interesting that your friend Anne lives in Scotland - Stirling I have not visited, but many other parts, and I love the very beautiful landscapes and the expressive colours of nature there.

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  4. I saw a bus go by with an advert for the film, '1918' today, and the slogan was - 'YOU MUST SEE THIS FILM!' I have heard it is not very good. None of my friends - including extras in the same film - have recommended it to me.

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    1. I try to overcome a deeply ingrained attitude of mine: to object to recommendations - if someone says: You MUST watch this film/ read this book/ listen to that music - "Wamm", I clam (I mean shut like an oyster.)
      I still follow my instinct - usually it is right - but try to be open for things that normally do not fly through my orbit.
      New music will not push the Stones out of my heart - but I do not think that everything was "better in the olden days".
      Genres I cannot trespass easily - I never liked spook stories, am utterly bored by science fiction (if I like it, you can be sure it isn't "real" sci-fi).
      I try to be open to change and new experiences. I love challenges - they make me feel alive.

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