There’s Fool’s Gold in Avonlea’s Hills: Anne with an E Episode 2 Review

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Oooh boy. This new season of Anne with an E is testing my love, to be sure. If the last episode of the second season was 90% off book, this one was 95% off book. It's almost as if creator Moira Walley Beckett has created a ten-part fan fiction of Anne of Green Gables! Or at least, looking at it … [Read more...]

Review of “Anne with an E” 2 Episode 1: Welcome Back to Alternative Avonlea

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Last we left them, our Cuthberts were grappling with a Green Gables in trouble--up to the hilt in debt and Matthew too sick to work. Gilbert went off to sea, but not before a tender goodbye from Anne. Jerry, the Cuthbert's French farm boy, was beaten in an alley in Charlottetown by a couple of … [Read more...]

Comparing Three Anne of Green Gables: Who Played Matthew Best?

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I think I may love Matthew best of all.  I mean, it's nearly a four-way tie between Anne, Gilbert, Marilla and Matthew, with Anne having an edge because she's my tribal chief and all, but... Upon further soul searching, I think Matthew Cuthbert, literary potato farmer, may beat his ginger girl … [Read more...]

Comparing Three Anne of Green Gables: Who Played Gilbert Blythe Best??

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What is it about Gilbert Blythe that has prompted so many dreamy sighs over the last century and nine years? Yes, we've loved him for no less than 109 years! He may seem like a mild-mannered boy-next-door, without a lot of flash and drama, but it’s his stoic devotion that makes him complex and … [Read more...]

Comparing 3 Anne of Green Gables’ Series: Who Played Marilla Best?

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I used to think Marilla Cuthbert was a scary old bat, a crusty, rusty porcupine of a woman who wasn't quite capable of loving dear Anne the way she needed to be loved. She seemed like someone's mean teacher or least favorite aunt. What a crabby Patty! But that was before I became a mother … [Read more...]