Anne with an E: Season 1 (2017)

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Anne with an E uses its complex central character to offer a boldly stylish, emotionally resonant spin on classic source material that satisfies in its own right.

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Critic Ratings: 29

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Air date: May 12, 2017

When a miscommunication brings a girl to Green Gables instead of a boy, Marilla and Matthew are faced with a life-changing decision in the series premiere of this coming-of-age story, which tells of Anne Shirley, an imaginative, strong-willed orphan who transforms the lives of those she encounters after being sent to live with elderly siblings on Prince Edward Island in 1890.

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Air date: May 12, 2017

Hoping all is not lost; Matthew races to catch up with Anne while Marilla anxiously hopes and waits for their return to Green Gables.

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Air date: May 12, 2017

Anne is excited to begin school and make friends, but is unprepared for the bullying that occurs when she doesn't fit in. Marilla too, is testing new waters as she accepts an invitation to join a "Progressive Mothers" group.

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Air date: May 12, 2017

Anne is faced with the decision of whether or not to return to school. But a fire at the Gillis house and Anne's generous actions help her in her choice.

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Anne must deal with the inevitability of womanhood when she gets her first period. At the same time, Marilla and Matthew acclimatize to parenthood and revisit moments of their youth through Anne.

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When Diana's little sister becomes deathly ill in the middle of the night while their parents are away, a frightened Diana runs to Anne for help. Elsewhere, the Blythe farm sees grave change and Marilla is reminded of all she was forced to give up as a young woman, while Matthew receives unsettling news.

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Air date: May 12, 2017

The Cuthberts vow to do whatever it takes to save the farm, which reminds Anne of the strength of friendship and love.

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A young orphan's arrival in Avonlea affects the hearts and minds of everyone she meets, beginning with the pair of aging siblings who take her in.

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Critic Reviews for Anne with an E Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (14)

Anne With an E captures the winning exuberance of Anne Shirley-who, played by AmyBeth McNulty, is entirely irresistible-while finding some deeper potency in her story.

May 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Anne's never been a simple character. McNulty doesn't play her as one.

May 9, 2017 | Full Review…

The series will be a joy both for Anne superfans and for anyone who likes heart-tugging drama.

May 8, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Anne With an E falters in presenting all of this without an ounce of subtlety, as if its own screenplay had been penned by its feverishly imaginative heroine, who idolizes the gothic and the macabre.

May 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Anne with an E dares to get bold and messy. It might push the messaging too far sometimes, but like its heroine it rarely feels insincere. We'll be watching to see where Anne takes us for the remainder of this journey.

May 12, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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There would be a definite after-school special quality to this "Anne" if it weren't so energetically made and filled with such rich performances.

Mar 26, 2020 | Full Review…

This is the main problem with Anne with an E... unrelenting bleakness.

Mar 12, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Amybeth McNulty is fabulously awkward playing the red-haired adoptee... but it's often hard to find the original Anne amid the extraneous storylines.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Anne with an E takes time to unpack the trauma and loneliness that comes with growing up in terrible orphanages and being in an abusive foster system.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Anne With an E doesn't put faith in its audience to understand anything that isn't smashed into its consciousness.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Undeniably the most stylish adaptation we've ever seen of Anne of Green Gables. But its desire to reveal more of Anne's miserable past in order to be more true to what the desperation of an orphan is like feels at odds with Montgomery's story.

May 12, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If you are the kind of person who reads "Breaking Bad + Anne of Green Gables" and thinks 'YES,' this series is for you.

May 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Anne with an E: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    this season is worth it just like the rest of the seasons. This show is AMAZING and everyone should watch it. The story, the topics, the characters, the cinematography...EVERYTHING about it is just WONDERFUL! I don't even have the words to express how much I love this show and all seasons :)
  • Oct 10, 2020
    This is a heartwarming depiction of the beloved character from the books. One of the best things on Netflix right now.
  • Sep 23, 2020
    Love love love this show. It is so well done with amazing acting and a modern take on the classic Anne tale. You can't expect it to be exactly like the original story- it's spectacular in its own way. I watched it with my family and it was a great experience- it made us laugh, cry, gasp, and theorize about the rest of the story!
  • Sep 18, 2020
    anne with an e, the main character's essence is charming. As well as the script and the cast
  • Sep 18, 2020
    Amazing, heart-warming, must-see for everyone!
  • Sep 15, 2020
    I think this is one of the best Canadian shows ever produced. My 8 years daughter and I started watching it this summer. Like a great book, we couldn't (put the remote down) turn it off. The characters, story lines and cast were simply incredible. There's so much garbage out there with television these days. This show is truly a gem and a breath of fresh air. The show must go on.. and I really hope it will. So much more to tell, so much more to learn from Anne with an E. I really hope this comes back for a 4th 5th 6th season and so on. It would be a true shame to not bring it back. If you haven't watched this series... I highly recommend it. ❤️
  • Sep 02, 2020
    I love this show and it deserves a final season. This is a beautiful story that I wish to see and buy once I can get the dvds. The story and plot lines are so miraculously beautiful as they enter twine and lead one to another. Always leaving wonder within the twinkle in my eyes, Anne with an E just does some thing that brightens up my day and makes me feel like a better person. 100/10 recommend.
  • Aug 28, 2020
    It's a terrible take on a perfect book. Why do these folks think it's necessary to spin up action and evil into an already great story? Why must they change Anne's character to suit their need for drama? I really hated this and the modern need to change a story to monetize it.
  • Aug 05, 2020
    Amazing! Some differences to the book but I loved this. I cried so much the first 2 episodes. A beautiful story beautifully shot.
  • Jul 30, 2020
    This show is AMAZING! Full of character, life & strength. PLEASE bring it back for a 4th season (and beyond)!!!

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