Once, not long ago and on another blog that some of you may know me from, we started to give out what we called Fangpinions (shout out to my True Blood Peeps)that we coined JMFO! I have yet to think of a clever name for my observations and opinions Outlander related as I did for True Blood….YET!
At the moment, all I could think of was MOO…..short for…My Outlandish Opinion…hey…wait…I just came up with one…..MOO! I am about to MOO you, give you my MOO…are you ready?
In every interview, given by every reporter, newscaster or talk show host, our favorite Outlander team are asked the same ridiculous questions over and over again. IN DIFFERENT WAYS!
“What are you really wearing under the Kilt?”
“Do you go commando while wearing the Kilt?”
“Are you wearing the Kilt like a true Scotsman?”
“What is it like filming the sex secenes?”
“How hard was it to film the sex scenes?”
“Did you watch the sex scenes together?”
“Did your parents watch the sex scenes & how do you think they felt about it?”
“What is it like kissing Sam and Tobias?”
“What is is like kissing Caitriona?”
I could really go on and on about the redundant questions that get asked but I would only bore my followers and they already know them all anyway. I find it very insulting that all the media thinks we fans want to know about is if Sam, Graham, Rupert, Duncan, Gary, etc are wearing their kilts ‘like a true Scotsman’! I got news for you, we care about a hell of a lot more than that! Besides, we already know the answer because we have been told a million ways from Sunday what the answer is!
It has gotten to the point where I don’t even want to listen to the interviews because it is always the same thing, almost every damn time. I have seen the cast try to skirt and maneuver the conversation to other aspects of the show and it always comes back full circle.
What the mainstream media loves to focus on astonishes me and I wonder if they think the fans are that shallow. I have to admit that some fans only seem to focus on those details so maybe that is why the media keeps on with the same old same old.
As Outlander continues to grow in popularity as it is now being seen in more countries (finally in the country it is filmed in), we (and the producers, cast and crew) will continue to get more of the same questions and asked in yet even more interesting ways. The answers will still be the same, just told in more inventive ways.
I know that if we fans are tired of hearing those same questions, our Outlander family have to be as well, except they cannot avoid it and in a way, I suppose that means, we can’t as well. It is just all part of the deal of being a member of the show and in being a fan. I would really love it if the fans were able to give questions to the media because we would certainly ask better than those of the ‘What’s under the Kilt?’ variety!
It’s a good thing we can ask questions on Twitter to people like Terry, Maril, Matt, etc and they answer when they can, they are very generous with their time, despite how busy they are into the prepping of the second season. Sam, Cait, Graham, Grant and Tobias are very generous as well and keep the fans engaged! It has been a long Drought but we have weathered through it quite nicely!
Well, that has been the MOO for the week…what questions would you ask if you were the one with that privilege? What can the media do differently? Sound off below!