Outlander will be your TV obsession on Netflix

Outlander -- Courtesy of STARZ -- Acquired via the STARZ Media Room
Outlander -- Courtesy of STARZ -- Acquired via the STARZ Media Room /
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Outlander — Courtesy of STARZ — Acquired via the STARZ Media Room
Outlander — Courtesy of STARZ — Acquired via the STARZ Media Room /

Outlander seasons 1 and 2 are coming to Netflix. If you’ve never seen the show, here are a few reasons why it will become your new obsession.

It’s that time of year again where most of the fall shows have aired their season/series finales and we’re left with a big hole in our lives. OK, that may be an exaggeration. But, it’s so sad when you approach the week where there are no new episodes of your favorite shows. Luckily, we have streaming services like Netflix to help us get through hiatuses and fall in love with a new show!

I promise Outlander will be that new show you’ll fall in love with. It’s got men in kilts, a time-travel romance, historical plotlines and so much more! Many people have been wondering when Outlander would be on Netflix, and seasons 1 and 2 have finally been added. You can start your binge-watch session on May 27 on Netflix, and I guarantee once you start, you’ll zip right through the episodes.

The show, which first aired in 2014 on Starz, is based on Diana Gabaldon’s book series. The show already had such a dedicated fanbase before the first episode even aired because of the long-time book fans. There are eight books, and Gabaldon is working on number nine.

So far, there are four seasons and Starz has renewed it for seasons 5 and 6. Each season has been based on each book – season 1 was based on the first book Outlander, season 2 on the second book Dragonfly in Amber, and so on.

The first season – no spoilers – is set in the 1940s and is about Claire Randall, a former World War II combat nurse who goes on a second honeymoon to Scotland with her husband Frank Randall to help them reconnect after their separation during the war. While in Scotland, she accidentally gets transported back in time 300 years to 1743 during the time of the Scottish Highlanders where she meets Jamie Fraser.

Now I know what you might be thinking. Oh, just another time-travel romance. But honestly, the description doesn’t do the show justice, and if I say anymore I’ll be spoiling things. Yes, it definitely has its romantic elements, many scenes actually. But it’s so much more than that with its historical plots and complex storylines (but not too complex that you can’t follow).

I can’t talk enough about this show, so let’s get started. Click the link below for a few reasons why you should give Outlander a chance. And don’t worry, no spoilers!