This isn’t exact a book vs movie look, it’s book vs tv series. This past summer, Outlander came to tv with an 8 episode season 1. Season 2 is scheduled to begin April 2015, and I’m really looking forward to it.
I didn’t actually catch the tv series when it first aired, but did PVR a replaying in Sept, and then watched it over the past few months.
It’s been a while since I read Outlander, but I really enjoyed the first book, and the whole series, so I was looking forward to the tv series. Since I did read it so long ago, I can’t comment on whether the details matched, but I did really enjoy how the tv series turned out.
There were 2 things that really stuck out to me though, both related to the men. Was Frank always that much of a jerk? He’s not very likable in the tv series at all. Also, was Jamie that young in the book? He seems so young and innocent in the tv series. I remember him as being a bit more authoritative, but in the tv series, he’s really young and powerless. He is basically at the mercy of whatever his family wants, and almost seems like that period’s version of a teenager.
Other than those two points, I really enjoyed the tv series, and can’t wait for season 2. Watching it makes me want to read the book again, which is always a good sign.