Overall, this is a great adaptation of the novel. It's very faithful to the novel. I just didn't like some of the characters' personalities as portrayed in the show (which were different in the book). For example, Jack Randall is presented an absolute, World War II-type of psychopath, which he's not in the book. In any case, though, the actors are all splendid- they definitely make the show a joy to watch. Catriona Balfe and Sam Heughan have a wonderful chemistry as the leads. Tobias Menzies does a good job at playing two very different characters. The music, costumes, sets, and scenery are great. The characters and story lines are well developed. I particularly love the inclusion of the Scottish Gaelic language. Parents should be aware that this is an adult show and has suggestive and some explicit material in it. Although this is not my favorite story, the actors and creators have made this an enjoyable show to watch. Can't wait for Volume 2. Highly recommended.