Anne: Tightly Knotted to a Similar String   Books Included 
May 13, 2017 10:22 AM - Season 1, Episode 5 - Subscribe

 
Of the things I never expected from an Anne of Green Gables adaptation, Anne's first period, and Mr. & Mrs. Lynde's libidos would have been top of the list, yet here we are. This show is breaking my brain - the juxtaposition of the classic and expected scenes like the raspberry cordial tea disaster, or Matthew's purchase of the puffed-sleeves dress, with these new 'modern' additions is just so jarring. A long-dead sibling for Matthew & Marilla? And a lost love for Matthew? It's going to be sad enough when he meets his end, why the need to pile on more tragedy? I swear, it really does feel to me like young Anne Shirley was hired to punch up the scripts - "wouldn't it be ever so much more tragical if..."
posted by oh yeah! at 10:35 AM on May 13 [3 favorites]


I can't think of a better word to describe Mr. Phillip's word choices for the spelling bee than creepy.

Ick. Ick. Ick.
posted by bunderful at 2:10 PM on May 13 [1 favorite]


Spoiler:


The musical adaptation has Mr Phillips knocking up Prissy Andrews.
posted by brujita at 5:25 PM on May 13 [1 favorite]


I like that the Cuthberts get a backstory. And the dead brother kinda sorta squinty explains why Matthew and Marilla never married. And we got a good nod to Marilla/Mr. Blythe. Still not hating it.
posted by Ruki at 8:33 PM on May 16


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