Anne with an E: Season 1 (2017)



Critic 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.


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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…
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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…

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

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.

I Absolutely love this show, it touches so many themes!

Was not like the book, didnt like the add one.

A pure pleasure for Anne admirers. A heart worming drama full of beauty sorrows and joy.

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.

Incredibly done. You can't help growing extremely fond of every character, Matthew was my favorite.

It is another story and the character of Anne itself is different. In the real story, she never mention things like sex (she is not even interested in boys, at all, as her love is completely for her best friend Diana) or try to mingle in Matthew's life, she is very respectful. Furthermore, in the book she says that she never makes the same error twice, so she would have not intrude in her benefactors' life after what happened with Marilla's brooch. Many of the characters are very different. Mr Phillips loves Prissy, and there is not mentioned of any sort of homosexuality, the same about Mrs Barry. Let's say that the series loses its innocence to impress the audience. The positive of this series is: the actress interpreting Anne is pretty good; also photography is good.

I absolutely love this series and so hope they go all the way through the books. Amazing sets! And I love Marilla and Anne as actors.

They destroyed her and trampled on the story. Anne is not dark. It shouldn't be inappropriate for children. This version is both of these things. I could live we some deviation from and/or extrapolation of the plot, but not when the essence of the story itself has been destroyed. I'll give it one star for the imagery. That said, I couldn't finish the season. Especially with my daughter in the room. We reverted the Megan Follows version (and the book itself). But I'm still so disappointed.

Enjoyed season 1. Season 2 is over the top GAY agenda. Dripping with it....

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