Thoughts on Watching the TV Show Before Reading the BookTuesday, March 21, 2017
Confession: I vow to read the book before seeing the show or the movie its based on. However, it never always happens that way.
There are tons of advantages to reading the book first because you actually get to form your own opinion before the film ruins it for you. With the Outlander series, I promised to read it before seeing the show. It's just the book is the size of a monster, with super thin pages and small font. On a particularly lazy day, I decided I've waited long enough and watched the show in a matter of a few weeks. I didn't read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon until much later, before the second season of the show came out. I don't regret reading it after as both the show and the book are absolutely fantastic. Here's some thoughts on seeing the show before reading the book: