Jamie’s Top 36 Looks from Outlander Episode 204: LA DAME BLANCHE

Before we get started, I'd like to acknowledge James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser's 295th birthday today. As I have always favored mature Jamie, these excerpts from Diana Gabaldon's The Fiery Cross seem the most appropriate compilation of words to borrow for the occasion - an endearing and touching peek at Claire and Jamie on his big 5-0. Jamie…

Jamie’s Top 30 Looks from Outlander Episode 203: USEFUL OCCUPATIONS & DECEPTIONS

In Episode 203: USEFUL OCCUPATIONS AND DECEPTIONS, Sam Heughan's Jamie spends most of his time drinking, drinking then drinking some more. He's very isolated in this episode, single-handedly attempting to stop a large scale Jacobite invasion. What's most interesting about this episode (at least, to me) is Sam's political persona. We all revel in his charisma and…

Top 30 Looks from Outlander Episode 202: NOT IN SCOTLAND ANYMORE

Episode 202: NOT IN SCOTLAND ANYMORE explodes with vibrancy, culture, intrigue, darkness and a lot more humor. My favorite scene involves Jamie running into his old crush, Annalise de Marillac, at court. Sam Heughan's expressions are priceless and jump from one hilarious face to the next. Personally, I think Murtagh steals the show. This is my favorite…

Top 30 Looks from Outlander Episode 201: THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY

Outlander Season 2 is in full swing. I finally managed to hobble together 30 Top Looks from Episode 201: THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY. Due to the darkish nature of the episode and the limited screen time in the eighteenth century, I had to fill in some spots with a few other characters. As the season progresses,…

25 Days of #Outlander – Day 9: JAMIE’S TOP 36 LOOKS

Day 9 of Outlander Starz's offerings is particularly commemorative. Thanks to all of you, Candida's Musing's officially reached 1,000,000 views! Of course, my most popular postings have always been Jamie's Top 30 Looks from each Outlander episode, 'cause we just can't get enough of looking at Jamie. So . . . in gracious honor of Sam Heughan's dashing highlander…

Jamie’s Top 30 Awkward Moments from #Outlander S1 Pt2

How's everyone surviving the long slump between Outlander seasons? I spent the past few months discovering new stories and fascinating characters by authors with beautiful, sometimes spine-tingling, imaginations. Here's a brief sampling of my summer findings. I kicked my reading frenzy off with American Sniper by Chris Kyle and Scott McEwen. It's an eye-opening account of war…

Jamie’s Top 30 Looks from #Outlander Episode 116: TO RANSOM A MAN’S SOUL

It was two years ago today – July 7, 2013 – Sam Heughan was cast as James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser. How appropriate I should be publishing my final episode-related Top 30. When we left Jamie in Episode 115: WENTWORTH PRISON (a hauntingly spectacular episode and one of my favorites of the season), Claire was forced to surrender her beloved…

Jamie’s Top 30 Looks from #Outlander Episode 115: WENTWORTH PRISON

In Episode 115: WENTWORTH PRISON, Jamie is in big, big trouble. It's bad enough he's sentenced to death, but Claire's rescue attempt only seems to make the situation worse. What could be worse than the hangman's noose? Why Jonathan Wolverton Randall, of course. While there are a few heroic and handsome Jamie looks this week, he spends a great deal of…

Jamie’s Top 30 Looks from #Outlander Episode 114: THE SEARCH

Although Episode 114: THE SEARCH brims with Jenny and Murtagh goodness – not to mention Dougal badness – it is, alas, very Jamie-shy. But you knew I wouldn't let you down, right? Even without Sam Heughan gracing us with his performance this week, he still finds a way to brighten our day. PocketJamie to the "Search and Rescue"!…

Jamie’s Top 30 Looks from #Outlander Episode 113: THE WATCH

Episode 113: THE WATCH presents Jamie with some rather formidable challenges. Not only is he forced to share close quarters with The Watch, but he must also welcome into his home a familiar and dangerous acquaintance from his recent past – angel eyes Horrocks. On the personal side, he learns Claire may not be able to give him…

Jamie’s Top 30 Looks from #Outlander Episode 112: LALLYBROCH

Episode #112: LALLYBROCH is a sentimental and melancholy episode. Jamie and Jenny's reunion is the centerpiece of the show. Randall's brutal encounters with the Fraser clan make a close second. There's quite a bit of storming, huffing, puffing, stomping, drinking, and slamming of doors in this episode which makes one wonder how Lallybroch is still standing two-hundred years later. I seem to encounter different forms of…

Jamie’s Top 30 Looks from #Outlander Episode 111: THE DEVIL’S MARK

Each Outlander episode this season has left it's special mark, but Episode #111: THE DEVIL'S MARK sets the emotional bar very high with Claire, Geillis , and Jamie  taking us on a whirlwind adventure of fear, suspense, revelation, sacrifice, honesty, and love. Jamie (Sam Heughan) is at #PeakPerformance in this episode, saving Claire from being burned as a witch, putting his…