From Victoria Ahearn of The Canadian Press:
Link: Martin Sheen on relating to ‘Anne of Green Gables’
Martin Sheen has a great affinity for the classic Canadian story of “Anne of Green Gables” and his introverted character, Matthew Cuthbert.
The Golden Globe-winning star of “The West Wing” is reprising the role of the adoptive father of Anne Shirley in YTV’s “L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars,” debuting Monday. Continue reading.
From Chris Jancelewicz of Global News:
Link: Anne of Green Gables TV movie back for Part 2, and Anne has grown up
Canadians can head back to Green Gables before February is finished.
In L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars (Part 2 of a three-part TV movie), the beloved Anne Shirley (Ella Ballentine) turns 13 and faces a host of new milestones: first sleepovers, culinary misadventures, and shifting relationships with her “bosom” friend Diana and academic rival/love interest Gilbert Blythe. Continue reading.
Wasn’t last week’s episode of Murdoch Mysteries a blast? Brackenreid was back at Station No. 4, Terrence Meyers made a hilarious reappearance and Pendrick cheated death once again.
Speaking of blasts, it looks like there is at least one in Monday’s new episode, “Hades Hath No Fury.” CBC’s teaser boasts a big boom and it appears a body is found in the rubble. Here’s what the network has said officially:
An explosion involving the mysterious woman Watts has been investigating leads Murdoch to a surreptitious community.
And here a few more story points from us after watching a screener of the episode, written by Michelle Ricci and directed by Leslie Hope.
Murdoch and Julia are on the case right out of the gate after an explosion rips through a Toronto building. And it turns out she’s someone very important to Watts’ ongoing investigation. And while Murdoch is set in the early 1900s, clues in the case reach back to the ancient Greeks.
Watts is down in the dumps
The investigation has a profound effect on Watts and actor Daniel Maslany turns in one heck of a performance. Yes, Watts’ wacky skills as a detective are fun to watch, but the serious stuff is fantastic too.
Real history is part of the storyline
We love it when real historical facts and people make it into Murdoch Mysteries scripts and there is one heck of a juicy one on Monday night.
A longtime friend of Murdoch’s visits
The teaser released by the CBC ahead of this instalment has already revealed this: Freddie Pink is back in Toronto. By the way, have you seen Alex Paxton-Beesley in Season 1 of Pure? She’s fantastic as Anna Funk, the wife of a Mennonite pastor who does some very, very bad things in order to keep him family safe from violent criminals. You can watch all six episodes at CBC.ca.
Murdoch Mysteries airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on CBC.
Images courtesy of CBC.
Well, I certainly didn’t see the breakup between Georgie and Adam coming at the end of last week’s episode, did you? I mean, I knew he was the jealous type, but I never suspected she’d decide to walk away from the relationship. It will be interesting to see, as this season winds down, if that will stick or they’ll reunite. Adam will have a lot of growing up to do if that’s going to happen.
Meanwhile, heading into Sunday’s episode, “Written in the Stars,” we’re scratching our heads over why Mallory really came back to Canada. Jake riding up in the final moments added a twist we weren’t expecting. Here’s what CBC says about Sunday’s storylines written by Mark Haroun:
Jake’s unexpected arrival at Heartland forces Mallory to admit to Amy and Jack the real reason she came back to Heartland.
And here’s what we can tease after watching a screener:
The episode begins with Mallory and Jake discussing the circumstances surrounding their experiences overseas. It’s intense and touching, and made even more so by some stellar camera work. The duo make a surprising decision about next steps.
Scott needs a haircut
That’s not part of the story, just an observation. No, Scott’s got a cutting horse named Tab that needs tending to and naturally calls on Amy for help … but it’s Georgie who solves a problem.
A special dinner
There have been plenty of folks given a spot at Heartland’s dinner table, and new faces are added on Sunday. Some of my favourite scenes are filmed around that table and this is particularly noteworthy.
Heartland airs Sundays at 7 p.m. on CBC.
Images courtesy of CBC.