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CBC 'Anne' (of Green Gables reboot) March 19 2017

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CBC 'Anne' (of Green Gables reboot) March 19 2017

Apparently another adaptation was made recently airing on YTV last year with a follow up that aired last month on YTV

Now CBC has yet another version debuting tonight (and on Netflix in May)





http://www.cbc.ca/anne/videos/season-1/ ... s-too-much

I liked the Megan Follows version but it's about thirty years old
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The original was just fine, but I'll give this a watch
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jenviea wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 6:11 pm
Apparently another adaptation was made recently airing on YTV last year with a follow up that aired last month on YTV

Now CBC has yet another version debuting tonight (and on Netflix in May)
This version is a darker take on this classic...

The showrunner and co-writer Moira Walley-Beckett, who won an Emmy for writing Breaking Bad's legendary "Ozymandias" episode, has promised a grittier take on Green Gables than its predecessor. "This is a very grounded, real version of the story. Life in Prince Edward Island in the late 1800s was a hard, gritty, scrappy life. It was messy, it was covered in red mud," she told the CBC. "It's not doilies and teacups, it's life."
from http://www.tvguide.com/news/anne-of-gre ... t-netflix/
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Watched it, it was amazing. The take on Anne's character was very respectful to the book version. The darker take only refers to the flash backs to her very hard past, which is actually hinted to in the book and makes her more real. Therefore when you see the sweetness, optimism, and deep longing of Anne for a home in light of her hard upbringing, it makes it that much more impactful. In a way, you get to know Anne better. Loved the actress playing Anne, very talented and expressive. Some of the feminist theme in this episode was a little too in the face, but other than that, can't wait for next week's.

Next week's episode seems to go off script compared to the book, but I'm interested to see their take on it!
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FYI - if you missed episode 1 and can't wait for Netflix, the CBC app is Chromecast compatible. They have the first Anne on there plus a bunch of other great shows (Marketplace, Fifth Estate, etc)
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Mar 26th, 2017 10:02 am
FYI - if you missed episode 1 and can't wait for Netflix, the CBC app is Chromecast compatible. They have the first Anne on there plus a bunch of other great shows (Marketplace, Fifth Estate, etc)
CBC is also re-airing the premiere today at 5 pm EST with a new episode tonight at 8 pm EST

I was surprised how much I remembered of the 80s version as many story points of the new version seemed familiar to me having never read the book.
I think barn boy is a new character and I thought his line 'What's your problem?' was too contemporary for the time period.
As mentioned above it is darker with scenes of abuse which is probably an unfortunate reality for foster kids/orphans now and especially then
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Ha, I knew that I would find a forum that was already discussing this topic on RFD. FYI, shooting of Season 2 starts next week in St. Catharines:

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2017 ... on-in-port

This film/mini-series attracted my interest if only because my brother-in-law has been invited to audition for a specific part in this series (this will be his 5th movie/series). Quite a man as he is 79 years old and still very physically active. Without going into the part other than he is not there to fill the scene as an "off the street" extra he is the only one qualified to fill this specific role in Southern Ontario. When he called me he did not even know the name of the production.

He looks upon these parts as an escape from his regular day to day activities and depending on the productions ("A listed" stars, etc. it pays quite well for the time he has to spend on set). Glady keep you all informed in due course.
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