Anne with an E: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1
Anne with an E

Critics Consensus

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.



Critic Ratings: 28


Audience Score

User Ratings: 772
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Air date: May 12, 2017
Air date: May 12, 2017
Air date: May 12, 2017
Air date: May 12, 2017
Air date: May 12, 2017
Air date: May 12, 2017
Air date: May 12, 2017

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AmyBeth McNulty
as Anne Shirley
Dalila Bela
as Diana Barry
Geraldine James
as Marilla Cuthbert
Corrine Koslo
as Rachel Lynde
R.H. Thomson
as Matthew Cuthbert
Aymeric Jett Montaz
as Jerry Baynard
Lucas Jade Zumann
as Gilbert Blythe
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Critic Reviews for Anne with an E Season 1

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (13)

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…
Top Critic

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…

If only television treated all its teenage girls with the same respect "Anne with an E" affords its whip-smart, scrappy protagonist.

May 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Anne with an E: Season 1

  • Oct 10, 2019
    I couldn't watch more than 10 minutes. I'll take the Meagan Follows version please.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    Absolutely love this show!
  • Jul 16, 2019
    Such a great show! Amybeth really captures the essence of Anne, and I don't think there's anybody better suited to play her
  • Jul 09, 2019
    Much, Much different than the Books! I did not like the changes to this beloved story.
  • Jun 07, 2019
    Cute girl and she does a nice job starting out but this show get progressively bad and she tends to over act as the season moves forward.
  • Mar 21, 2019
    I Absolutely love this show, it touches so many themes!
  • Mar 18, 2019
    Was not like the book, didnt like the add one.
  • Mar 12, 2019
    A pure pleasure for Anne admirers. A heart worming drama full of beauty sorrows and joy.
  • Mar 09, 2019
    Anne with an E gives a more realistic look into the realities of an orphaned and fostered child. Although I adore the original it is absurd to think a child was tossed around and received no mental/ physical abuse and had no mental scars because of such. Although sometimes hard to watch the show comes and the beautiful Anne character with a realistic perspective.
  • Jan 10, 2019
    Incredibly done. You can't help growing extremely fond of every character, Matthew was my favorite.

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