Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.
Outlander delivers better than even those with high expectations had any right to expect. That's not because the books aren't good (I don't know), but because the translation to screen has so many mistakes to avoid. You can see the series avoiding them, and that's a kind of magic itself. It's fun, but has just the right amount of depth to keep you hooked.