Have you ever loved a story so much it hurts? You feel so passionately, you get a hole in your gut and it feels like your heart is being ripped in two.
That’s how deeply Outlander has affected me. I’ve been fanatical about various shows, characters, couples and the like in the recent past, but I can’t remember the last time something pierced my soul the way this show does.
Outlander actually debuted early last fall, but having never read the books, nor being a regular Starz watcher, it passed under my radar. I didn’t discover it until mid-December. The upside was being able to watch the first eight episodes in quick succession, without having to wait a full seven days for the next episode. The downside is that most of the fervent online activity has subsided.