ANNE WITH AN E

Netflix’s adaptation of “Anne of Green Gables” breaks new ground with new faces & storylines (including its first ever black character) và is better for it.

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(Purists who don’t want the darker, more realistic tone or awkward storylines can always rewatch the classic ‘80s miniseries that still cannot be eclipsed as an adaptation that captured the spirit of Montgomery’s work. But that is not what “Anne With an E” is.)

When the series last left off, the situation at Green Gables didn’t seem quite as dire. Although the Cuthbert family had been in danger of ruin thanks to Matthew’s (R.H. Thomson) unwise investment, selling off prized possessions and taking in a couple of lodgers brought in some money and a lot of relief. Unfortunately, those lodgers — the good-looking rascal Nathaniel (Taras Lavren) and the boisterous Mr. Dunlop (Shane Carty) — are actually grifters secretly working a long con the would affect all of Avonlea.

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How the show đơn hàng with that storyline leads Anne và her pal Diana (Dalila Bela) to combine forces in a far more complex và proactive way than we’d seen previously from their fairy tale-spinning shenanigans. This sets the stage for an even bigger caper later in the season that never loses sight of what the show is all about: doing good and celebrating what is good in the world.

Although this may feel far too ideal for our modern world, Anne’s inherent goodness and her inability to hold back is one of her enduring charms, and by extension, the story’s. At one point, one character says, “ felt so openly. Life had so many colors through her eyes.”

This mô tả tìm kiếm could refer to the series’ heroine, who always expresses every emotion — good or bad — in the utmost, extra fashion. But the line could also refer lớn the series itself, which ping-pongs from grim khổng lồ joyous, from awkward lớn tearful, và yet always feels genuine and celebratory of what all life has lớn offer. But that includes the dark side also, the part of Netflix’s adaptation that has received the most criticism.