Game of Thrones Versus Outlander

Finally, something to fill the Game of Thrones void until next Spring…

The Books

George R.R. Martin has released five of seven Song of Fire and Ice volumes with readers, including myself, anxiously awaiting Winds of Winter. The first book released in 1991 bears the moniker of the popular HBO show, Game of Thrones. Also first published in 1991, Diana Galabadon’s Outlaner, the first of eight published volumes, spurned the new hit Starz show by the same name.

game of thrones versus outlander


The Shows

Game of Thrones on HBO created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss premiered in 2011. Three years later, with a slew of Emmy awards and legions of loyal fans under its belt and surpassed The Sopranos as the most-watched HBO original series to date. The  Season 4 trailer below gives a glimpe into my favorite TV show of all time:


GoT fans can feel at home with Outlander’s grand scale and historical fiction feel. Set in multiple times and places with a time-travel element (sci-fi fandom not necessary), with just two episodes under it’s belt, Outlander was renewed by Starz for a second season. I can see why:


The Boys

Gameof Thrones v-s Outlander (2)

Far be it from me to take sides in the Jamie Fraser versus Robb Stark–or Jon Snow–debate. However, it’s impossible to do justice to Jamie Fraser, played by Scottish actor Sam Heughan, without the benefit of hearing his accent:


A long-time fan of both, I’d much prefer to propose the debate rather than take sides in a Game of Thrones versus Outlander (or Robb Stark/Jon Snow versus Jamie Fraser) debate.

So what do you think?