It Wasn’t Broken


Outlander just came back for season 4 in November.  And because I love the books and the TV show, I have a problem. 

So Why “Fix” it?

You know the saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?”  Well, I kind of feel like that’s what’s happened with the TV show.

The first two seasons of the show followed the books almost exactly; it was really fun to see all the details from the books, and I was proud of the creators for wanting to get things right and not just running away to do whatever they wanted with it.

The third season was pretty true to the books as well.  But this season, something is off.  They seem to be changing everything.  All the important parts that make up the main story are still there, of course, but being the kind of fan that I am, I was looking forward to certain details that were nowhere to be found.

I understand that TV and movies have to change some things to make the story work for a visual medium, and they do consult the author of the books, Diana Gabaldon.  In fact, she’s the first name in the credits of the episode every week as “Consultant”.  She even wrote an episode for season 2.  But lately, I feel like she’s a consultant only in name, so that the creators can try and cover their butts if and when people complain about accuracy or whatever.  How can she let them get away with changing the details that fans, such as myself, look forward to?  I’d like some answers, people.  You know who you are.


Characters v. Reality

Last night, in the doctor’s office of all places, my mother and I had another conversation about fictional characters.


I Hate not having Cable

Last year, Mom got rid of our cable (without telling me) to save money.  I mean, I knew it was coming, but I didn’t know when she was actually going to get rid of it.  So, I’m home from school on break one day, and I don’t have cable.  And it sucks.  Epically.  I don’t get all the channels I like to watch, and the signal is horrible.  Most of the time it’s fine, but if it loses signal or the weather interferes, it comes back all pixelated.  And my TV sucks in general.  It probably gets the worst signal out of all the TVs in the house.  I know having antennas saves money, but is it really worth it if the signal isn’t reliable?


Sing Your Face Off

Sing Your Face Off on ABC had a great first season. Basically, celebrities have to impersonate singers and sing their songs. But it’s not just dress-up. They have to be believable as the person they are portraying.

They finale a few nights ago was nothing short of interesting. To start off, two of the judges – Darrell Hammond and Deb Gibson – transformed into Sonny and Cher and sang “I Got You Babe.” It was amazing.

At the end of the show, Sebastian Bach and John Lovitz took the stage as LMFAO. Although it was less believable, it was hilarious.

I’m not going to tell you who won, because that would be spoiling. It’s a great show. I can’t wait for Season 2.