Missing Outlander? These Five Shows Can Help Make the Never-Ending Hiatus Easier


It’s been just about three weeks since Starz’s Outlander concluded the first half of its freshman season with a fantastic midseason finale that left its fans (including myself) begging for more. Unfortunately, we still have a long wait for new episodes of Outlander, as the time-traveling, romance series won’t be back on Starz for almost another six months. With that long of a hiatus, you may find yourself needing something to fill that Outlander hole in your TV life until the series returns on April 4, which is why I have compiled a list of series that I think may help. Here are five shows to that will make the never-ending Outlander hiatus slightly more bearable for you.

game of thrones15

Game of Thrones

You probably heard people (like me) comparing Outlander to Game of Thrones when it premiered back in August, proclaiming that the show could be just as big for Starz as the fantasy series has been for HBO. However, their popularity isn’t the only thing that Outlander and Game of Thrones have in common. While GOT doesn’t feature a Jamie/Claire-esque romance, it does possess a lot of the action, adventure, and violence that Outlander has in its darkest  episodes. Plus, the music, costumes, and gorgeous scenery of Westeros will make you forget all about Scotland.

Reign "Pilot


Speaking of Scotland, that’s the country that Mary (Adelaide Kane) is queen of in The CW’s Reign, although the series actually takes place in France. If you’re expecting historical accuracy, you won’t find much of it in this seductive, soapy drama (for example, everyone in France speaks with English accents), but the series is filled with a great deal of mystery and romance, which most Outlander fans would find very interesting. (I’m actually watching the first season of Reign right now, and it’s doing a very good job of filling Outlander‘s void.)

The Tudors

The Tudors

If you need something a littler darker and more mature than Reign, The Tudors, which focuses on the story of King Henry VII and his many wives might be a better fit for you. Every episode of this “historical drama” (it’s pretty loose with its history) is filled with lust, deceit, and treachery, as those in the kingdom, both for and against the king, attempt to claim as much power as they possibly can. Plus, the cast (which includes Game of Thrones‘ Natalie Dormer) is fantastic.  You can watch the entire series right now via Netflix

Orphan Black

Orphan Black

One of the best things about Outlander is that, with Claire, it has a strong, driven female protagonist at its center. On Orphan Black, you don’t just have one but several dynamic female characters, all portrayed by the phenomenal Tatiana Maslany. Whether your favorite of the clones on Orphan Black (it is a sci-fi series, after all) is Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena, or even Rachel, it won’t matter.  It’s the abundance of great women and their stories on this series that makes Orphan Black not only refreshing in the heavily male-populated TV world but wildly entertaining and incredibly compelling.

Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica

The epic sci-fi drama Battlestar Galactica makes it on this list not necessarily because I think people will fall for the concept or the atmosphere of the show the same way they have for Outlander. No, Battlestar Galactica isn’t here because of its story but because of the way the story is told by its creator, Ronald D. Moore, AKA the showrunner of Outlander. Simply put, if you like how things have unfolded on Outlander and the way that Moore never sacrifices character for plot, then you will also probably enjoy Battlestar Galactica.

Photos via Starz, HBO, The CW, Showtime, BBC America & Syfy

Add Comment

Check Out The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Trailer
The Lawsuit Against The WWE Being Taken to The Supreme Court
Check Out The First Trailer for Netflix’s Superhero Series “Jupiter’s Legacy”
Why You Need to Watch ‘Warrior’ on HBO Max
The Simpsons Movie Gets the Honest Trailers Treatment
What Will Supergirl’s Role Be In The Flash Movie?
It’s the End of the World, but Bully Maguire Doesn’t Care
What Movies Get Wrong about Weddings
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Amirah Vann
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Amber Borzotra
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Darci Shaw
How Zack Snyder Responds to Criticisms of his Movies
Why Rintrah Deserves a Solo Movie or TV Series
House of M WandaVision
Five Characters From Marvel’s “House of M” We Want To See in WandaVision
Marvel comics: House of M
Top 10 Marvel Comics Storylines You Should Read
10 Marvel Heroes That Actually Act More Like Villains
2020 Anime Awards
What Happened at the 2020 Anime Awards?
Anime Hero Match-up: Tanjiro vs. Deku
Five Anime Hero Face-Offs We Want to See
Demon Slayer Season 2
Let’s Talk About That Demon Slayer Season 2 Teaser
Sword Art Online VR
Why We Want a Sword Art Online Style VR MMO
Destiny 2
Destiny 2 “The Witch Queen” Expansion Delayed to 2022
Iron Banner quest
How to Complete The New Iron Banner Quest in Destiny 2
Outriders demo
Why You Should Play The Outriders Demo
War Table Destiny 2
Every Single War Table Upgrade in Destiny 2