Tag Archives: Anne of Green Gables

Link: Sara Botsford: Marilla for a New Generation in Anne of Green Gables

From Melissa Girimonte of The Televixen:

Sara Botsford: Marilla for a New Generation in Anne of Green Gables
“The style of this film is quite different. It’s much more realistic than idealistic, and it’s much more grounded. [Director] John Kent Harrison has a very clear idea. In his mind, the relationship for Marilla is with Matthew. It’s not with Anne. That’s a relationship that grows, but at the beginning of the film, it’s not about this orphan kid who showed up; it’s about Marilla’s brother and he’s not really going to do without this person to help us on the farm.” Continue reading.


Link: New ‘Anne of Green Gables’ TV movie highlights female relationships

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.


Link: Ella Ballentine embraces the past in ‘Anne of Green Gables’

From Bill Harris of Postmedia Network:

Ella Ballentine embraces the past in ‘Anne of Green Gables’
It might be the most mature response to any question I’ve ever posed.

Ella Ballentine is a 14-year-old actress who’s playing the most famous orphan in the world, Anne Shirley, in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. The new two-hour, made-for-TV movie debuts Monday, Feb. 15, on YTV. Continue reading. 


Link: Martin Sheen talks Anne of Green Gables, love of Canada

From Bill Harris of Postmedia Network:

Martin Sheen talks Anne of Green Gables, love of Canada
“There are as many different interpretations as there are actors doing it. So I felt very comfortable going in there, you know, I was the right age (Sheen is 75). I love the little girl, Ella (Ballentine). And I knew Sara (Botsford) from The West Wing, she played the wife of John Spencer’s character.

“You have to be ruled by the material with Anne of Green Gables. You can’t say, ‘Oh, well, here’s an opportunity for me.’ Everybody has a role to play.” Continue reading.


Comments and queries for the week of January 22

Dragons’ Den Season 11 audition tour announced

I cannot find the site to fill out an application form for Dragons’ Den. Can you please send it to me? Thanks. —Edward

Here’s a link to the online application. Good luck! 

Hidden gems of the Canadian Screen Awards

Has Young Drunk Punk (nominated for best comedy) been cancelled? If so, it belongs on your list of “Speaking of cancelled series.” If not, when will more episodes come out? I never really watched it when it was on City, but was able to see many of them on CBC. Good show!

Also, a name for the Canadian Screen Award? CaSA. —D

We’re still waiting to hear of Young Drunk Punk’s fate.

Baby talk on Murdoch Mysteries

I am loving the baby addition and how the Gleeful Bouncer came into being. Clever writers!! It is nice to see the couple progress as they would in real life. The show just keeps getting better and better IMO and the couple seems delightfully closer. The timing of the upcoming house is perfect. —Robin

Oh no baby, PLEASE!!! —S. Duet

TV, eh? podcast episode 198 – One Season Wonders

Wow, how much fun was this episode?

I remember quite a few of these shows, but some I’ve never heard of. I am now dedicated to watching every episode of Ombudsman.

And you can bet I’m spending the next three hours reliving Nightwalk, which I recorded on so many VHS tapes when I wasn’t sure what time the late night movie would be finished so I set the VCR to record for much longer than needed. —Candice


Got a question or comment about Canadian TV? greg@tv-eh.com or @tv_eh.