‘Anne of Green Gables’: An old book inspires a modern show

Anne of Green Gables: An old book inspires a modern show

“Anne of Green Gables” was originally a book (and later an eight-volume long book series) written by Lucy Maud Montgomery published in 1908. The story is centered around an orphan girl named Anne, who accidentally gets adopted by an elderly sibling duo, and her struggles and adventures adapting to her new home. The book was phenomenal, although it is an older piece of literature and a bit difficult to read. The characters are crafted and created so wonderfully, and you really feel connected with them. The story just overall gives a comforting, old vibe and is was well-written. This book sparked many different shows, but only one truly stands out; “Anne With an E.”

“Anne With an E” is a Canadian show that first aired on March 19, 2017, starring Amybeth McNulty. The show takes a bit of a more darker turn when it comes to Anne’s past, but that only made it more accurate. This, in my opinion, was the best adaptation to the book. Its a very aesthetically pleasing work, and the casting was accurate; plus, they added a new character for queer representation. It was especially good that the cast was mainly younger children, unlike other shows that made them older than the actual story.

It is immersive as well as emotional, as the TV show takes the viewer on an adventure of friendship, family, trauma, love, and so much more. Both the book and show are worth trying, and I highly recommend them.