Here's the long-awated opening title sequence for the OUTLANDER TV series!
I like it very much! It's visually interesting, promising lots of action, in a variety of different settings. I like that they included a bit of 18th century medicine (I actually flinched the first time I saw that needle piercing flesh <g>). So many wonderful little details: Frank's car, the stag, that close-up view of a dirk, the dancers at Craigh na Dun.... just like Diana's books, there are so many details here that you can't take it all in at once! <g> So I find myself watching it over and over again.
The song is hauntingly beautiful, and very fitting. The STARZ press release calls it
an arrangement of the “Skye Boat Song” by Emmy-award winning composer Bear McCreary featuring the vocals of songstress Raya Yarbrough.I'm familiar with "The Skye Boat Song", but I'd never heard these lyrics before. Sort of a modern (but not TOO modern!) take on a traditional Scottish tune. And it's definitely a catchy tune, a melody that sticks in your head long after you hear it. In a good way. <vbg>
I give this opening title sequence an enthusiastic THUMBS UP!! What about the rest of you?