Sam’s Recommendations

Music

We asked on Twitter what bands he listens to and he provided a bunch of them for us, so now we can build our own Sam Playlists. *grin*

Television

He’s only mentioned one show so far that I’ve seen. But I’ll add more if any get mentioned.

  • Game of Thrones

Actors

  • He recommended Tim Downie as the next Hottie of the Week for E!News and the Heughligans are trying to make it happen. His exact words: “Sad to have to retire from #HottieOfTheWeek Thanks #outlander fans! Haha, I nominate @TimDownie1 as next weeks ‘bit of english crumpet’..x”

47 thoughts on “Sam’s Recommendations

    • We aren’t nerds. We are geeks. Joss Whedon and Game of Thrones and Firefly, Fars cape, Star Wars and Star Trek. Geeks I tell ya’!

    • Many men wear pinkie rings with their initials engraved on them. Usually “old money” White Anglo-Saxon Protestants (WASPs) (often handed down from one generation to the next, but also worn by “wannabes” – lawyers, Wall Street types, etc. It’s a very old tradition. Originally they were used to “seal” their letters. Their initials or symbol showed that they were actually the person sending the letter. If the “seal” was broken it was obvious someone had opened the letter before the intended addressee.

  1. This lad suggested some great tunes! I really enjoyed checking them out. Lovely to hear some Scotland artists that I haven’t heard of here in the USA. It is so refreshing to see a lot of talented actors on Outlander, from all over the world, that I haven’t seen before. Thank you for sharing this music list. Very Fun Discovery Journey!!!! I will be purchasing some of them.

  2. Is Sam Heughan gay? I have read it a lot on the Internet and he wears a pinky ring. He is a wonderful actor bringing JAMMF to life. Just wondering… no judgment.

    • No he isn’t gay. Diana Gabaldon herself has firmly said so. There’s a lot of info on the web about women he has dated. Wish these rumors would stop

      • Well if DG says it, then it must be true! 😉😁 Because there is such a strong fan base for Outlander, 20+ years (books) and now the show series and the majority being women in their 40’s plus….they want to keep his lifestyle a secret and egg these women on. I hate to say it, but I think it would ruin the show for many, sad but true. I have never seen ‘shippers’ as crazy as the ones I see with Sam and Cait…it is crazy scary! In my heart I think that Sam is gay, or at least Bi…doesn’t matter to me as I am in love with JAMMF, not Sam lol! Just keep doing what you’re doing SH…you’re wonderful!

      • Many people have assumed he’s gay because he played two parts as a gay man. But how many straight men have you seen play gay parts, including very graphic scenes – and women? Too many to number. John Berry has been accused of being gay because he played a gay man on an Australian TV series. He is married and has a child.

    • I wonder as well. He and Catriona seem to have such good chemistry; it’s very surprising they are not a couple. My only guess is that he is gay. Then seeing that he has chosen several gay roles, really makes me want some real confirmation or denial. No judgment, just want to know.

      • I think he is Gay,and I wish he would come out,i’ve seen some comments he has made to other men on Twitter,and only a Gay man would say to another Gay man,like Wow!F man,I almost saw your C,you were good,I’ll give you a 9/10,also talking about his ass,Sam said I didn’t know you noticed,the other Guy SW,said oh! I noticed,I just didn’t say anything,now he is GAY!!!!

      • I answered one of these comments before. There are numerous actors who have played gay roles, even in graphic scenes, including Matthew McConoughy. People often speculate that they must be gay. Jake Gyllenhall and Heath Ledger played gay in Brokeback Mountain but everything else they’ve done they were straight. Many women have played lesbians, even in graphic scenes and, unless they say they are gay, no one ever seems to question them. There are gay actors who have never played gay – Kevin Spacy – and gay actors who almost played gay – Montgomery Clift. And there are many actors and actresses who have kept their dating life private. They take their mothers or sisters or children to the Academy Awards and stay out of the limelight. Many of them live in remote places or other cities so people won’t bother them. John Cusack lives in Chicago. But others live in Montana, Idaho, Texas. It’s rumored that Jeff Bridges has had many affairs, but we only ever see him with his wife. And we don’t see him much because he lives a private life near Santa Barbara. Sam Heughan may be gay, but it is only unfounded speculation that tries to “prove” that he is!

      • I just can’t believe that Sam and Cate are not having a physical relationship and a loving one. Even hidden cameras have caught them kissing during breaks and out in public they can’ keep their hands off of each other. You can’t pretend this kind of affection 24-7 and certainly not when you are just friends. Cate even admitted they take showers together and that’s how she knows he sings in the shower. She is just the first woman he has really fell hard for because of their chemistry. I do think that now because of Cate he is a different person. I would never believe that they are not having a physical personal loving relationship. Look how they look at each other in public. I just really get tired of others trying to convince us they are just friends.

  3. My guess is yes. I mean no gf, except those young ones they put him with just to be seen from time to time. They should let him be himself. Would rather see him come out than run around with fake dates.

    • Seriously.. Is he gay..amazing how people read things..if he is..he is..if he isn’t he isn’t. You can’t take away he is an amazing actor who has said many times he likes roles that challenge him..why are people so concerned with his sexual preference. Wow.

    • It is very hard for me to totally wrap my mind around the idea that Sam is gay, although I do wonder sometimes. 1) He is very convincing acting in love scenes with Caitriona. 2) How could he live a gay lifestyle without somebody leaking it to the press? It’s too big to hide. That said, the mere fact that Caitriona has no interest in a romantic relationship with a man who millions of women worldwide think is so desirable makes me wonder if maybe the reason is that he is gay.

      • Don’t know if Sam is gay or not. Don’t care. Although I still can dream. (I’m 71 with nothing but dreams!) But I will say: many gay actors play straight characters and vice versa. It’s the acting that counts. Matthew MacConaughy won Oscar for playing a gay man. Sam is a great actor who plays the role of Jamie as romantic, brave, sexual, tender, and strong. Simply playing a gay character in a production, means nothing. If you’re straight and play gay, it just means you’re a great actor. And how do we know Caitroina Balfe isn’t gay? Why hasn’t she ever been married, never had a child, has obscure arm candy on occasion? What if Sam is shy? Prefers the outdoors to hanging in pubs with sycophants? Doesn’t like “flings”? Is waiting for the “right” woman – like Jamie? Give the guy a break!

  4. I do believe he is gay Caitrina Balfe outs him constantly, every interview they have, look at her Twitter she has Sam in a dress saying “Princess for a day”. Even on screen in outlander, went worth scene, take a look at Sams acting last scene, Sams face during intimacy with BJR was more expressive then when Jamie and Claire got together. I think maybe Ron Moore description of Jamie Fraser as King of Men is correct, just not for women!

  5. Have been listening to “Frightened Ranbit” and “We were promised jetpack” songs and I loved it!
    Sam do have great taste in music 👍
    Great artists! Thanks for sharing this recommendations!

  6. Sam is a very good actor. I enJoy him as jamie. I want to believe that he
    Is straight. We have no control over the situation. That’s something he will
    Have to give an account of not us. I wish him well.

    • Excellent actor in multiple roles, but gives an especially nuanced, sensitive performance in The Outlander. What is important is that he has enough skill and real life experience to convey passion, strength, tenderness and humor.

    • Pinkie rings have been worn by men for centuries and still are. They are engraved with one’s initials or symbol and were used to impress one’s seal on the wax dripped on their letters or other communications to prove they were who they represented themselves to be. If the “seal” was broken the recipient would know that someone else had opened the letter.

  7. I love Sam Heughan! Suspect that he’s gay, but who cares? He’s a wonderful actor and a genuinely nice man. What more could we want?

    • Why, why, why do people think Sam Heughan is gay? Not enough girlfriends? Not seen with women enough? Played gay in two productions? I’ve met many men over the years. Sometimes had one-night stands I wouldn’t want to advertise. One time had a long affair with a married man. Twice had long affairs with men who didn’t like the party scene and only wanted to hang out with close friends. Once I was called a lesbian because I rejected the advances of a man I worked with. I wouldn’t be surprised if other people thought I was because I went to many parties and get-togethers alone. (Why can’t she get a man?) After a really bad relationship, I abstained from men for ten years. There are lots of reasons why a person could be suspected to be gay. Give the guy a break.

      • I read a comment on Twitter tonight that led me to do a Google search. I found multiple postings saying that it was a well known and common fact that Sam in gay..that he was completely open about it and about his boyfriend at the time…when he was in theater in the early days of his career. Says when he decided to try for Hollywood and movies/television that he sort of reinvented himself which wasn’t all that difficult to do because hardly anyone had ever heard of him. The comment I saw on Twitter was someone saying he gave a “boring, homosexual performance” in Outlander. He responded with a tweet that said something like “boring and homosexual do not go together…and thank you for the compliment.” Draw your own conclusions.

  8. Sam is a hottie, gay or straight. I hate that society needs us to label everything and everyone these days. Who cares what he does with his d. He’s fine as hell and is amazing as JAMMF. As a lover of the Outlander books (long before the TV show), it’s exciting to see all that Sam brings to the character of Jamie, and how he breathes life into this “king of men”. He has made this character real, he’s simply amazing at it, and that’s incredible to watch! I am re-reading the whole book series again, and now, I just can’t imagine JAMMF as being anyone else but Sam. If he were gay or bi, would that make his less of a king of men? I don’t thinks so. I feel sorry that Sam even has to deal with this issue of being either straight or gay. Most folks I know consider themselves to be sexually “fluid” which I would say is the new bi. I think if someone is sexy then what does it matter who they love or who turns them on. Of course we all wish Sam would find us attractive (girls or boys) but that’s just part of the fantasy right? Why ruin the fantasy with damn labels? He’s a fit, leggy blonde but even more that being amazing eye-candy, he’s truly a great guy…I mean look at all his charity work (ie Bloodwise). Lots of celebrities could care less about others the way both Cait and Sam do. They should be proud of the work they do and how they manage to give back also. I love the show and can’t even miss an episode these days…I mean like who didn’t see the Print Shop episode…and LOVE IT! I think I have watched it like half a dozen times now if not more. (That reunion in Voyager was so epic that to this day-I still re-read it over and over!) I wish only the best for Sam, and anyone who is lucky enough to capture his heart.

    Anywho–sorry for getting off topic here folks, I found this short interview on YouTube where Sam says that he watches Hannibal (but not at night!), he binge watched all of Friday Night Lights (an oldie but a great choice!) and of course Star Trek: Next Gen. The interview is a tad old from 2014 but still here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKXRzr9y0og

  9. opinions and “gut feelings” about Sam being gay or not?? Just enjoy the show and the amazing chemistry that truly rivets us to the two of them on the small screen. Really now folks!

  10. Objectively, I could accept Sam as a gay man; he’s a wonderful person, and that’s all that matters. However, it is incongruous, for me and many other women, to contemplate a gay man playing the part of Jamie Fraser, King of Men, our Outlander hero. That’s all. It’s just incongruous. I am quite sure most of us would “get over it’ eventually, but because we don’t know for sure, it causes us to wonder. I think the whole thing with MacKenzie Mauzy as his girlfriend is just PR manipulation. I personally don’t believe any of it. Ironically, that fake relationship only adds fuel to the speculation surrounding Sam’s sexuality, instead of ending it. Anyway, I would rather know the truth than be manipulated into believing something that isn’t true. Also, I would like Sam to live an authentic life. However, it’s not up to me to make those decisions.That’s between Sam and the powers that be.

  11. Ohhh , I am so sad to say this. Drag the words out of my mouth, will ya ? My gaydar, no offense meant says YES, HE IS GAY . There I said it . Now let me get back to my gin and xanax. Sam , I still love you……

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