Monday, April 25, 2016

MOP Chat

Hey y'all, just a quick post to let you know MOP Chat WILL be happening during the season...same time/same place:

Monday nights at 9PM Eastern in our usual MOP Chat room.

As I mentioned in our last video, it is tough for Tracey and me to attend MOP Chat every week during the Starz season. During the week, we do a lot of Outlander-related things necessary to keep up with our weekly recap videos. This makes for little to no time with our families and we have to do a lot of juggling in order to keep everything on track in our little MOPlander universe!

My point? Please keep coming to chat as usual!  If we are not there, we encourage you to talk amongst yourselves, and know that we are with you in spirit...and will be back full time after the Starz season ends!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

MOP Breaks Down Outlander Starz Episode 203: Useful Occupations and Deceptions

MOP Worldwide

Just wanted to throw a big "WELCOME" out there to all of you who are reading My Outlander Purgatory from outside the US. (And you Americans as well, sillies!) I am SO THRILLED to see so many visitors from around the globe.  Outlander is quite a phenomenon and we love experiencing Diana Gabaldon's genius with the rest of the world.  :) 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Herself on Outlander

Because sometimes you just have to go back to your roots. Without her...we'd have NUTHIN'! :)


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Highland Knits! Who knew?

LOOK!  Highland Knits, INSPIRED by the Outlander series!

"...a rustic, yet sophisticated collection of quick-to-knit projects."

Shawls, socks, and that amazing cowl! How has it taken me so long to stumble upon this awesome bit of  Outlanderesque goodness?

Saturday, April 9, 2016

OUTLANDER Season 2 Premieres TONIGHT!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

DVR Alert: Sam Heughan on LIVE with Kelly and Michael

SAM HEUGHAN will appear on tomorrow’s “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” to talk OUTLANDER with Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Fred Savage!

Remember - that's Friday, April 8th at 9AM Eastern!!

4/10 Post Show UPDATE: Check out Sam on the show:

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Robert and Terry and Bear, OH MY!

OK so I took a lunch break and am watching last night's Outlander panel (see below.) And it's awesome. Bear McCreary is there, giving OUTSTANDING information about his musical work on Outlander. And being not only an Outlander fan, but also a fan of The Walking Dead and Black Sails, I am enamored of this man's talents.

I am also ecstatic because Terry Dresbach is making a rare panel appearance with the Outlander gang, giving us an up-close and personal view of the intricacies of Outlander costuming. Lets face it; who among us doesn't worship this gorgeous woman's amazing talents?!?

OK so why I'm feverishly typing: Ron and Bear just mentioned subbing a lyric from Robert Louis Stevenson into Bear's version of The Skye Boat Song (the opening song in Outlander) and I jumped out of my chair and grabbed my computer. (I haven't done that in quite some time...probably since the last time I had a Gabaldon novel in my hot little hands.)

OK so why did I flip out? Robert Louis Stevenson is a popular historical figure in my little fishing village of Brielle, New Jersey:
  • Brielle was home to the Union Salt Works that was burned to the ground by British Loyalists (Fraser's Highlanders, no less!) during the Revolutionary War 238 years ago today on April 6th, 1778!
  • And what else is April 6th known for?  Tracey's birthday!! 

OK so let me get to my point:

On any given weekend in the summer, my family and I can be found boating around the Manasquan River, and spending time on what Robert Louis Stevenson affectionately nicknamed "Treasure Island" after his novel of the same name.

"Most notably, Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island, visited in the late 1880s and completed portions of his novel The Master of Ballantrae. He would name Brielle’s Osborn Island after the titular island in his most famous work after a short cruise on the Manasquan River. 
(excerpt from Clayton and Clayton Realtor webpage, "Shore Spotlight: Brielle, NJ)

Interestingly enough, The Master of Ballantrae novel focuses "upon the conflict between two brothers, Scottish noblemen whose family is torn apart by the Jacobite rising of 1745."

So yeah. That's the way my mind works. Ron and Bear start taking Robert Louis Stevenson...and Carol must go blog.  And after doing so, I find out Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a portion of his book about the Jacobite Uprising in my teeny Jersey Shore town. Just another way Outlander weaves itself into the fabric of my life on a daily basis.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016





Beverly Hills, Calif. – April 5, 2016 – Starz announced today that the premiere episode of the second installment to STARZ’s hit series “Outlander” will be available starting Thursday, April 7th exclusively to STARZ subscribers on the new streaming STARZ app and as well as on multiple television on-demand and online platforms.

“Outlander” fans may enjoy the first full episode of the Golden Globe®-nominated series two days in advance of its official premiere on Saturday, April 9th at 9:00 pm ET/PT.

The eagerly-awaited second installment of “Outlander” is based upon the second of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling Outlander series, entitled Dragonfly in AmberThe series is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”).

The standalone STARZ streaming service launched today, offering the first-ever download capabilities from a premium pay TV streaming service. STARZ subscribers from cable, satellite and telco partners can also authenticate and view STARZ in the new, easy-to-use app.
The 13-episode second installment of “Outlander” begins as Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) arrive in France, hell-bent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart, and stopping the battle of Culloden. With the help of his cousin Jared, a local wine merchant, Jamie and Claire are thrown into the lavish world of French society, where intrigue and parties are abundant, but political gain proves far less fruitful. Altering the course of history presents challenges that begin to weigh on the very fabric of their relationship. However, armed with the knowledge of what lies ahead, Claire and Jamie must race to prevent a doomed Highland uprising and the extinction of Scottish life as they know it.
Ronald D. Moore, Jim Kohlberg, Andy Harries, Maril Davis, Ira Steven Behr, Toni Graphia and Anne Kenney serve as executive producers of “Outlander,” which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.

For more information, go to the official Outlander Facebook Page and STARZ Facebook page. Follow @Outlander_Starz  on Twitter and Instagram and @STARZ_Channel on Twitter and @STARZ on Instagram. Join the conversation with #Outlander and #STARZ.  For additional high-resolution images and other press materials please visit the Starz Media Room at

About Starz
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television networks (Starz Networks) and global content distribution (Starz Distribution), The Starz Networks operating unit is home to the flagship STARZ® brand with 23.6 million subscribers in the United States as of December 31, 2015, with the STARZ ENCORESM network at 32.2 million subscribers. Through STARZ, the company provides high quality, entertaining premium subscription video programming with 17 premium pay TV channels and associated on-demand and online services.  STARZ is sold through U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms.  Starz offers subscribers more than 5,000 distinct premium television episodes and feature films every year and up to 1,500 every month, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular movie and television programming.  The Starz Distribution operating unit is home to the Anchor Bay Entertainment, Starz Digital, and Starz Worldwide Distribution divisions.  In addition to STARZ Original series, Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires movies, television and other entertainment content for worldwide home video, digital, and television licensing and sales. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

MOP in NYC!!!

Tracey and I are in NYC for the Outlander Season 2 premiere! My friend Nancy took this on the NJ turnpike on our way here! How fitting!! 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Starz Offers Outlander Season 1 for FREE

If you want to catch up on Outlander Season 1 before Saturday, April 9th when Season 2 starts, you can watch all of Season 1 for FREE!!  Check out for details!