The adventures of a young orphaned girl living in the late 19th century. Follow Anne as she learns to navigate her new life on Prince Edward Island, in this new take on L.M. Montgomery's classic novels.
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 Anne Shirley (9 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Marilla Cuthbert (8 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Matthew Cuthbert (8 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Diana Barry (7 episodes, 2017)
Corrine Koslo ...
 Rachel Lynde (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Jerry Baynard (7 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Mrs. Eliza Barry (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Gilbert Blythe (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Ruby Gillis (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Thomas Lynde (5 episodes, 2017)
Lia Pappas-Kemps ...
 Jane Andrews (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Billy Andrews (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Josie Pye (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Mr. William Barry (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Minnie May Barry (4 episodes, 2017)
Jacob Ursomarzo ...
 Moody Spurgeon (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Prissy Andrews (4 episodes, 2017)
Brian Tree ...
 Minister (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Charlie Sloane (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Tillie (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Mr. Phillips (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Billy's Pal #1 / ... (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Billy's Pal #2 / ... (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Mary Joe (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Stationmaster (2 episodes, 2017)
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 John Blythe (2 episodes, 2017)
Sarah Dodd ...
 Matron (2 episodes, 2017)
Deborah Grover ...
 Josephine Barry (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Stablemaster (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Pawnbroker (2 episodes, 2017)
David Kirby ...
 Doctor (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Mrs. Kincannon (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Mrs. Gillis (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Mr. Gillis (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Bank Manager (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Mrs. Andrews (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Mr. Andrews (2 episodes, 2017-2018)
Brenda Bazinet ...
 Jeannie (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Mrs. Hammond (1 episode, 2017)
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 Mrs. Spencer (1 episode, 2017)
Avery Trask ...
 Girl #1 (2 episodes, 2017)
Zoe McGarry ...
 Girl #2 (2 episodes, 2017)
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The adventures of a young orphaned girl living in the late 19th century. Follow Anne as she learns to navigate her new life on Prince Edward Island, in this new take on L.M. Montgomery's classic novels.

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The title of each episode is a quote from the 1847 novel Jane Eyre written by Charlotte Brontë. See more »

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Version of Anne of Green Gables (1985) See more »

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Would work better as its own story... and with some subtlety.
17 May 2017 | by (Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

With so much invented content that is not at all canon to the books, this would have worked far better as its own story - ideally if it weren't so heavy-handed with its dialogue. Some subtlety would have worked nicely. The great thing about L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables is that her more progressive characters, particularly Anne, didn't have to mic drop these bold, political "shocking" statements - the characters just lived and breathed them. Anne lived her life embodying her virtues and aspirations because they were her dreams and ideals, inspired by various role models around her who did not need to spell things out for us. Marilla saw the practicality in a woman's independence (especially the value of a woman's education in an insecure world - she didn't need to be told this by a sewing circle). Matthew supported Anne because he loved her. Gilbert was attracted to Anne because of who she was. It was 1908 written in 1908 by a woman who experienced women's suffrage and other issues first-hand.

However, this version seems to feel these ideas need to be spelled out in big block letters from the glaring view of 2017.

I personally could have done without the constant added drama with the literal violins that were not canon to the books. It seems gratuitous and quite suited to stories that Anne and the girls would send the amused Miss Barry. In the books themselves, Anne provides quite the apt description for the added content of this mini-series when she talks of her own stories: "The stories were all very pathetic and almost everybody died."

Lastly - oh, the 2017 view of 1908's dialogue.... "Ruby has liked him for three years! She has dibs!" - Josie Pye, 1908. "No, seriously, I don't know those words." Jerry Baynard, 1908. Billy: "Go home and bake cookies!" Gilbert: "Headline - they already did." - 1908.

If a new original series had come out with the premise of a traumatized orphan girl being placed in a rural community during the early 20th century, I would have been all for it. There's certainly a wealth of material there. However, if Walley-Beckett felt the need to add so much content to Anne of Green Gables and change so much from the novels, why adapt it? Why not make her own story?


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