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Outlander: The One With All The Reckonings—A Review of Episode 109 (Part 2)

The second half of Episode 109 serves as a great example of how variations on a theme make for fascinating storytelling. Ain’ No Party Like a Leoch Party Having all but exhausted my thoughts on this episode’s first half, let’s get … Continue reading

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Outlander: All is Forgiven—A Review of The Reckoning, Episode 109 (Part 1)

I’ve tossed this episode around in my thoughts all week, and I still don’t have my head around it. I wrote and scrapped hundreds of words, hoping that some clear conclusions would surface. In turn, I’ve been ecstatic, disgusted, inspired, aroused, … Continue reading

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Outlander: Illusions I Recall—A Review of Both Sides Now, Episode 108

A post about the trickiness of foreshadowing and symbolism, with references to Friends, Monty Python, hedgehogs, waterweed, brass rods, and more. Outlander: Illusions I Recall—A Review of Both Sides Now, Episode 108.

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Outlander: Mind, Body, and Soul – A Review of The Wedding, Episode 107

The phrase “Female Director” kind of pisses me off. I know how naïve that makes me. I don’t know how Hollywood works except from what I’ve read, but I do know there’s nothing inherently masculine about the title of Director. … Continue reading

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Which passage best highlights the romantic aspects of Release?

Release is not a romance novel, but aspects of it certainly meet the criteria. I’ve been invited to spotlight Release on a fabulous book blog focused on the Romance genre. I need your help choosing what to highlight. https://epoll.me/vote/ACd6ghoOAhs/help-from-which-chapter-should-i-excerpt-a-passage-of-release-for-a-romance-focused-book-blog?fb_ref=Default

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Outlander: Know Thy Enemy — a Review of The Garrison Commander, Episode 106

The producers of Outlander did a brave thing in this passage, both on page and screen. By not pulling punches (pun only slightly intended) in The Garrison Commander, Gabaldon and screenwriter Ira Steven Behr send the message: if you’re squeamish or … Continue reading

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Review of Outlander Episode 105: RENT

Welcome new fans! RELEASE is literary women’s fiction. To deepen my study of the genre, I am reviewing Outlander by examining the adaptation from the novels of Diana Gabaldon. Check out my post about Episode 105: RENT. via Outlander: Like … Continue reading

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