It’s not a hard and fast rule, but most of our favorite book-to-screen franchises are based on young adult novels. I don’t really know why that is. I mean, obviously we also love Game of Thrones, Sherlock, True Blood, and Hannibal which are all perfectly acceptable ADULT fiction to TV fare. But it seems like by and large, we embrace YA books and YA adaptations with unflagging anticipation.
But lately, the big anticipatory obsession around here has been Outlander, the uber-popular, verra adult book series turned premium TV series on Starz. It’s a break from our norm
al for a franchise (books + screen + merchandise + fandom) to not be marketed and geared toward teens. Ew, are we growing up? Let’s not get into how most of us are in our 30s and not our 20s now, because that is not what matters here, hokay? Instead, Jamie and I decided to break down the Outlander franchise AS IF IT WERE YA. You know, angsty teen girl is dating the steady, but maybe not so love of her life when she meets the over-protective, hottest, most aloof guy in town. OH LET THE SHIP WARS BEGIN.
Will there be Team Frank?
YA Jamie is into frottage
Back Tatts and Taco Trucks
Outlander: Coming this Fall on the CW
Don’t Tell Diana We Kind of Just Wrote a Fanfic
Ed Sheerhan and Tansy Oil Care Packages
Clanks Vs Clairmies
So, there you have it: if Outlander was YA. It’s pretty awful. I’m glad we are getting the real thing instead. SPEAKING OF WHICH, we know you guys have seen the alternate ending trailer, but just in cases …
OMG his smirky mcsmirkston face and his accent and Claire’s pissed off glare and THANK GOD THIS BUSINESS ISN’T YA. Tell us what you can’t wait to see in the comments.