From Melanie Fishbane of Cinefilles:
New ‘Anne of Green Gables’ TV movie highlights female relationships
There are many opinions online about how Breakthrough Entertainment should have adapted Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery’s classic novel about how Anne Shirley, an orphaned girl sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert by mistake, wins everyone over with her imagination, cleverness and intelligence. These opinions range from those who are so loyal to Kevin Sullivan’s 1985 miniseries starring Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth and Jonathan Crombie that they cannot imagine a world where any other adaptation might exist. Others, like myself, grew up as fans of the miniseries (and the first two movies—we don’t talk about The Continuing Story, nor A New Beginning) and are hoping that after thirty years there is finally a new (and good) interpretation of our favourite novel. Continue reading.