REBEKAH DEVLIN OUT OF THE BOX
NNE, I’m sorry’’. No matter how many times I hear it, I never tire of Gilbert Blythe’s desperate apologies.
Wasn’t he such a spunk, with his adorable Canadian accent?
And didn’t he do a lot of apologising over the years?
Anne wasn’t one to forgive terribly easily, especially if her hair had been insulted.
Anne of Green Gables was my generation’s Miley Cyrus.
My gal pals and I would waste entire weekends watching the videos (oh yeah, I was a VHS kid), engrossed in the happenings of life in Avonlea.
Even now, I can still quote most of both miniseries verbatim.
I love Channel 7 for showing this on Saturday nights — I love the idea of mothers introducing their daughters to it, especially at Christmas ... I’m a sucker for a family Christmas moment.
The Continuing Story was made years later, in 2000, as a TV mini series.
Anne and Gil are married – she’s a writer, he’s a doctor. He enlists and is shipped off to WWI, but is declared missing in action.
Anne, being Anne, decides to head to the battlefields to find him, as you do.
Evergreen: heroine Anne.
Trouble is, Gil still looks as handsome as ever, while Megan Follows looks well, kinda middle aged. It makes them look strange together.
The third instalment also stars Australia’s Cameron Daddo, who was another crush of mine courtesy of his starring turn in the play Big River.
I had a lot of crushes back then, heck, I still do — Matt Damon, Rodger Corser, Rob Lowe. Sigh.
I could never not love anything to do with this series, but even I must admit that this one lacks the magic of the first two.
If you missed them, go out and hire both on DVD (yep, times they are a changing) and settle in for some magical TV.
Who needs Miley anyway? Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story Channel 7, 7.30pm