If you love travel movies, this is for you. If you love 'Outlander' and all things Scottish, this is a don’t miss. And if you love Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish, spending time with them as they tour their native country is a delight, often wearing kilts.
In a series of short episodes, now on Starz, we see Sam and Graham learn the history and background to various things unique to Scotland. There is an episode on sports (The Highland Games) along with cliff climbing and biking. Another episode is spent on culture – weaving, clothing, the kilts themselves. Clips of 'Outlander' are thrown in to illustrate dances and feasts that need a larger cast.
Of course we spend time in jails and with weapons, and conclude with the Battle of Colloden in a very moving piece which brutally illustrates how the Highlanders with their swords were no match for the new rifles of the British army. Any history lover will love this episode – the bagpipes and the language are filled with sorrow.
'Outlander '– a worldwide sensation based on the best-selling books by Diana J. Gabaldon – centers on an English combat nurse (Caitriona Balfe) from 1945 who is swept back in to 1743 where she meets and loves Jamie Fraser, played by Sam. Their passionate relationship – which includes lots of nudity- has driven the show over many seasons at this point
Do we need to mention that Sam – whose star turn in Outlander has taken him to international superstardom – loses a bet and goes skinny dipping in the Irish Sea to get you to watch MEN IN KILTS?