It's the last episode! One more recap/review. While the season isn't going to air on Netflix until January, it aired the finale episode yesterday on CBC. And sadly, it really is the last episode of the series.
If you haven't heard, CBC and Netflix decided not to continue their partnership for creating content. I'm not sure how what parts of CBC and what parts of Netflix contributed to the show's production, though I think CBC wanted to do the series but needed the Netflix money to be able to achieve such high production quality on Anne. And then today, it was announced that Anne with an E has been cancelled. =O
Netflix loves to cancel after three seasons, but maybe a feature film finale? Please?
So, what about the better feeling of my heart?…
A remarkable number of things happened this episode, with only one more left before the season finale!
And it feels like a rather appropriate title for the episode.
Time for the penultimate season 3 review/recap!
So there are several main threads this episode: Ka'kwet and the residential school; Anne and Gilbert's responses to what they think relationship is; and Sebastian and Hazel's relationship.
Anne is encouraged by Marilla to make her feelings to Gilbert clear, but it seems fate thwarts her at every turn. She arrives at Gilbert's house when he's away, and the note she leaves gets progressively and unwittingly destroyed, so he never receives it. She's away for two days to help Ka'kwet, so even Diana's increasingly delaye…
Interesting fact alert! The first season's episode titles are quotes taken from Jane Eyre (by Charlotte Bronte). Given Anne's attachment to the book and its recurrence (like at Josephine's party) in the second season, I made the assumption that the second season's titles were also taken from the same book. It turns out the second season episode title quotes are from Middlemarch (by George Eliot)! And the third season's episode titles are quotations from Frankenstein (by Mary Shelley), which Jerry is seen reading. All three books are by female writers, so I wonder if the fourth season will also take episode title quotes from another female writer?
Also, I watched Frankie Drake Mysteries on Monday, and the actress who plays Josephine appears as…
Hello everyone! It’s been quite some time since my last review and trust me, I wanted to post one after every episode. But you know me, always busy. I was wondering if I should write my reviews in the right order – I wanted to share my thoughts after episodes 5 and 6 so badly. Now I decided that I should use this rare opportunity and write down my thoughts right after episode 7. Coincidentally, it explores the themes that are currently present in my personal life and which made me upset / angry / frustrated only a few days ago. So yeah, I am basically doing the same thing as Anne did in this episode – writing it down immediately, so it could have an impact. Or in my case, so I could let out my emotions.
I believe there is no need to cover t…
I can't believe it - it's episode seven, which means there's only three episodes left after this one! But as we've seen with previous seasons, three episodes can certainly pack in a lot. And there's quite a few plots that need to be resolved before the end of the season, especially after this episode.
As wont to say, ONWARD! Thar be spoilers below-eth!
This episode focuses strongly on the theme of fairness. And thematically, it does directly follow what happened in the The Summit of My Desires in terms of fairness to women. However, it looks also being fair to peers and to the community as a whole, within a family dynamic, within a relationship, and its effects, including the consequences, on others.
So, what was Anne doing at the end of…
Hahaha, after a big catch-up, I think I'm back on track this week? And wow, what a roller coaster of an episode.
There's a lot of hopes in the air, but a lot that drop very quickly back down to earth in this episode.
So it's county fair time and everyone wants to put up their best front: Marilla wants to defend her plum puff winning streak, while Matthew is hoping to get a prize with his very large radish (it's honestly adorable how Matthew puts in so much effort to look his best - he just keeps combing his hair until it's all nice and tidy!) and Anne wants to win making a cake she learned from Mary. But since the county fair is also an opportunity to meet people from out of town, Josie's mother wants to make sure her dau…
Uh-uh-uh-uh episode five, episode five, uh-uh-uh-uh, episode fiiiiivvveee fiiiivveee, episode five, episode five... ahem.
But enough of my cheesy singing.
So to complete the catch-up for reviews/recaps, episode 5! Some lighter fare after some pretty heavy episodes. But it's not all fun and games for everyone - marriage and motherhood is the game we're talking about. Serious stuff.
Let's go, spoilers below !
Everyone is thinking about the birds and the bees it seems. Well, Gilbert is thinking about the bees, because there's an apiary on his farm and he's collecting honey (and maybe he's telling the bees the recent news). Everyone else is thinking of motherhood and marriage. Anne said at the beginning of the season that now that she's si…
So here's part the next of my review/recap catch-up today. I didn't realize I was so far behind... IRL really got my anxieties all the up to eleven pretty much the end of September to now. Hopefully my memory isn't too fuzzy with this episode and I don't mix up the events of this one and the next.
SPOILER WARNING. ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED THE PREVIOUS EPISODE YET.
(Okay, those caps look obnoxious. Oops.)
A caution warning here, especially for indigenous viewers: this episode involves violence against minors by religious figures at residential schools.
With everyone focusing on Mary the previous episode, several other threads were set aside. Or maybe just delayed. This episode focuses on family. So what do we have this time? …
Hi, it's been awhile since the last review/recap! It's been a rough few weeks, at least for me - there was a Federal election in Canada and it was the most anxiety-inducing one that I've had a chance to vote in. Is this how other people feel in other countries? Yikes... in any case, that's why I haven't written in a while if anyone is curious.
But I did keep watching the new episodes each week. I'm going my memory with these episodes, so hopefully I'm not too off with the details.
SPOILERS AHOY. ACTUALLY, REALLY BIG SPOILERS BELOW
I mean it, something pretty big happens. Last chance!
This episode was really sad. It broke my heart, honestly. Unsourced articles by Business Insider (or something) kept saying that a major character wou…
I know, I still haven’t covered the remaining 7 episodes of Season 2. My bad. It’s been a busy year. And I have to admit, I like this weekly format a lot better. The expectations, the excitement and mainly, the ability to write down one’s thoughts without knowing what happens next. I quite like the style I used for Season 2’s reviews, dissecting the episode and analyzing its themes, so I will use it this year as well. Let’s start with the first episode of Season 3, "A Secret Which I Desired to Divine".
1. Family – The concept of family is one of the key themes of this episode (and I dare say of the whole season as well). As Anne comes of age and the upcoming birthday remind her of her late parents, she finds herself observing the families ar…