Ever since the day I found out about the CBC/Netflix adaptation of Anne of Green Gables, I have been skeptical. I grew up with the Sullivan trilogy; if anyone asks what my favorite movie is, I answer with those three films. They are very near and dear to my heart, and it is difficult for me to accept anything else. The new series came to Netflix on May 12th. I tried numerous times to watch it but couldn’t bring myself to press play. I realize that I sound like a total drama queen, but keep in mind that I have always been compared to Anne who is the actual queen of drama. Fast forward to July 4th. I finally watched the first episode… and then the second episode… and then the third… two days later I’ve finished all seven, and I NEED MORE!!! Yes it is different from the 1985 movie, and no that is not a bad thing. The first episode was difficult to watch because I could only picture the Sullivan cast, but once I relaxed and and allowed myself to accept the changes, I was fine. Most of my favorite moments involved Anne & Gilbert and Rachel & Marilla. I hope the series continues for a very long time because I can already picture myself watching the cast grow with the story. Fellow AOGG fans, I understand the trepidation, but change isn’t always bad. If you haven’t watched Anne With an E, I highly recommend you give it a chance.
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4 thoughts on “Anne with an “E””
I had similar feelings about Anne with an E. I enjoyed the AOGG trilogy so much, I named one of my daughters Anne with an E! I’ve only watched the first program so far. It’s much darker than I expected with all the flashbacks. I think I’ll watch another episode and see what I think. I understand that flashbacks like that would probably happen with a child such as Anne.
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I highly recommend you give it a chance past episode 1. I agree that the darker tone is surprising at first, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that it made sense as Anne’s background story. One of the best parts of the show is the cast chemistry. I can already picture how the characters will grow alongside one another, which is why I hope the show continues at least long enough for Gil and Anne’s relationship to blossom. :)