Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Outlander (TV series) redcoats

It's a good thing that the new TV series about a woman travelling back in time to the Scotland of the 1740s wasn't being screened in the run up to the referendum as the depiction of the English is terrible. Take your typical bad guy - Sheriff of Nottingham's men, the English in Braveheart and the Patriot and you have an idea of what they're like. People believe things they see on the tv....there should be more balance but I suppose the series isn't aimed at me - my wife's enjoying it. I am cringeing...

5 comments:

William Stewart said...

Haven't seen the show but the uniforms in the photos look nice.

Michael Mills said...

Fifty shades of tartan :-)

The Wishful Wargamer said...

It's interesting to note that in the Highlands the Union Flag is still referred to as the "Butcher's Apron". There are reasons for that...!

Michael Peterson said...

At least they look good. If this is based on what's her name, Gabaldon, I suspect it will draw huge ratings, especially in the US, because I see her books everywhere. It's interesting how the English are always reliable villains. I can't imagine a time-travelling erotic female fiction plot set in England where the character has to fend off evel marauding Scots/Welsh/Picts, though perhaps it would do well in England.

Redders said...

Such a shame the Dragoons are wearing the Infantry coats of the 37th foot (Munro's)
They should have coats without Lapels.
Tho, they're still not as bad as Black Randalls kit!