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  • Eikakou

    And we have arrived again, at an ending. As promised, a review the last episode of season 2.

    Thank goodness the next day was fresh (with all sorts of opportunities to make mistakes and learn from them).

    SPOILERS BELOW (and this time, they aren't painful).

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    Last episode, everyone has a bad day. The running theme between both episodes is empathy - What We Have Been Makes Us What We Are illustrated the consequences of having an insufficient amount of empathy and sensitivity towards others. Anne, for example, was so focused on her own worries (that Miss Stacy didn't like her, that her fox was going to be hurt, that Cole might not appreciate her efforts to have the new teacher help him without any warning) that she acted without considering the…

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  • Eikakou

    Oh, feeling a bit wonky and tired these past two days. But, I'm here with at least one review for the series!

    CBC aired episodes 9 and 10 back-to-back, so I'm going to make separate posts. It was probably a good move to air them both, but oh noes, this episode was full of ouch.

    SPOILERS AHEAD. (And they were of the painful variety)

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    Avonlea has a new teacher! She decorates her house with potato stamps, she rides a motorbike, and she wears trousers! And wow, is she loquacious. In fact, she's just like an older version of Anne, it seems. While Anne is absolutely delighted with Miss Stacy and how modern she seems, not everyone seems to agree. The Progressive Mothers of Avonlea (the group run by Mrs. Andrews) are very unimpressed by Miss …

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  • Eikakou

    There was a long weekend here (because of Remembrance Day on Sunday) and I overslept. What a week it was.

    So there's only a few episodes left in the season - but there's season 3 to look forward to!

    As you will perceive, SPOILERS may be chanced upon below.

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    Struggling Against the Perception of Facts is actually a very good title for the episode. There's issues with Marilla's eyesight, as it was introduced last episode, but also the perception of others. Bigotry is present here, along with a heavy dose of the effects of racism and homophobia.

    So, we have a group of our favourite people going to Charlottetown. Marilla is going to get her eyes checked by an oculist, with Rachel keeping her company. It looks like she'll need glasses and a foll…

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  • Eikakou

    I've kind of had an emotional roller coaster of a day at work. Like, frenetically trying to get stuff done, then too many big shocks, and just... apparently freaking out enough that my supervisor was wondering if I was emotionally okay. (Well, I was freaking out, but usually it doesn't show on the outside like that.) It's just one of those days. O_o

    Thank goodness for Anne of Green Gables.


    ALERT. ALERT. THERE MAY BE SPOILERS BELOW

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    After last week's fuzzy feeling episode, this week returns with a lot more seriousness. Memory Has as Many Moods as The Temper has two big plots running through it - Anne, Diana, and Cole go to Aunt Josephine's lavish party, while Marilla's health takes a bad turn while the kids are away, leaving Matthew to t…


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  • Eikakou

    I hope everyone had a nice Halloween! (I did not, because let's just say I was going through the biological effects of episode 5, season 1, and stayed in bed all night and woke only to hear obnoxious people setting off fireworks.)

    But onward to episode 6!

    SPOILERS IN THE FATHOMS BELOW

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    Seems like this was the Christmas episode! So there's a lovely Christmas dinner at Green Gables and everyone in town is preparing the Christmas pantomine. Also, Bash is discovering that winter in Avonlea is terrible because the air is so cold because it wants to kill him and the sun is a lie because it shines but there is no warmth. He wants to stay inside until spring. He finds Mr. Blythe's sweater wonderful though, thank you, Mr. Blythe, he says.

    Anne's…

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  • Eikakou

    Okay, I've finally caught up with my reviews (well, at least for the episodes that CBC has aired so far). Phew. I wasn't taking notes, so I keep finding things that I forgot to mention.

    It's episode 5 - can you believe that's half-way through the season? I can't. There's so much going on and I can't imagine only 10 episodes worth of stuff to see.


    SPOILERS AHEAD


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    From the books (and the previous series), Anne would not be Anne if she didn't hate her red hair. (I personally think red is a lovely hair colour, but then again, I descend from people that all have dark hair and dark eyes.) Anne explores that it's more that just vanity that upsets Anne when it comes to her appearance, it's the idea that she isn't wanted. Society is very fixate…



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  • Eikakou

    I'm definitely playing catch-up, at least with the reviews. I watched the first two episodes online (after the Sunday airings) because of two different family events, and then the next three on television. (I'm hanging my head a little because it seems that nobody watches stuff on TV if they can just watch it on Netflix. Any who...)

    SPOILER WARNING right here. Ready? I think I wrote too much, so grab a oar, we're paddling the canoe upstream.

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    The gold scam is over, but there are still lingering tensions from the grifters affecting our dear friends in Avonlea. It's particularly apparent at the Barry household, as well as Marilla. Gilbert, on the other hand, is about to discover his calling. Maybe.

    But first, Anne's first attempt at recr…

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  • Eikakou

    Here we are again!

    (Once again, LilyLacreag has covered a lot of great points in her wonderful review, so I'm hoping to keep this shorter. Not that I'm good at that.)

    SPOILERS maybe. I think any way. You know how this goes.


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    First thing, there's very little of Gilbert this episode. Instead, it ties up the gold scam storyline. Thank goodness. Not because it was badly written, but I honestly did not want to see the Avonlea folk getting done in by two evil people.

    That being said, Anne is off on an adventure to Charlottetown with the Barrys and to see Aunt Josephine, since Mr. Barry has decided to take out their family's life savings to for the gold testing for any landowner in Avonlea who wanted in, in exchange for a bit of their claim i…


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  • Eikakou

    Let's keep going, shall we? Am I crazy to try and blitz my reviews? Probably.

    Once again, I'll try to keep this shorter (after all, LilyLacreag's done a really great job with her review).

    SPOILERS up ahead!

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    Once again, the series continues to follow two storylines - Gilbert in Trinidad and Anne in Avonlea. It's an interesting perspective the series has chosen, given equal weight both both storylines.

    Gilbert chose to leave Avonlea because he felt it was too suffocating, that he didn't belong anymore. That it wasn't really home. And now in Trinidad, his eyes are really opening up to the big wide world. My eyes are opening up to the big wide world to be honest, particularly with how diverse Trinidad was at the time. Bash and Gil's trip …

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  • Eikakou

    Hello again, everyone! It took awhile (aka, CBC had to start airing again), but I've been catching up on the new season of Anne with an E (which even CBC has adopted now as the title). I missed out on the premiere because of a family dinner, so I had to watch it later (and then got too lazy to review, my bad). I'm sure many people have already seen it on Netflix (again, CBC, why?), so I'll try to keep my reviews shorter (also, LilyLacreag has already made an excellent review).

    That and the fact my browser got frozen earlier and I'm too frustrated to retype everything from memory. ARGGH, it is one of those days.

    (Hopefully tomorrow will be fresh and only small mistakes to come.)

    SPOILERS I think.

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    As the opening episode of the second season,…

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