Anne with an E: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Anne with an E: Season 1 Reviews

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March 12, 2019
This is the main problem with Anne with an E... unrelenting bleakness.
Full Review | Original Score: D
November 15, 2018
Amybeth McNulty is fabulously awkward playing the red-haired adoptee... but it's often hard to find the original Anne amid the extraneous storylines.
August 14, 2018
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.
June 11, 2018
Anne With an E doesn't put faith in its audience to understand anything that isn't smashed into its consciousness.
July 12, 2017
All in all, when this series matches Anne's tone -- her "tragical," "romantical" nature -- it works beautifully, though it's certainly not for everyone.
June 19, 2017
Moira has done the clever thing of preserving the essence of the original Anne -- even borrowing chunks of dialogue word-for-word from the novel -- while also putting her own spin on the story.
May 15, 2017
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
Putting the source material aside, it's a fine show on its own.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 12, 2017
This, finally, is an Anne of Green Gables for our times: a darker, sadder, more realistic story about an outsider's will to survive.
May 12, 2017
The familiar tales resonate, enticing new Anne fans the way the original novels did for Anne Of Green Gables in years past.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 12, 2017
Anne With an E was never going to work unless the right actress was chosen to carry the series, and I'd say that Amybeth McNulty was pretty much a perfect pick.
May 12, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 12, 2017
The result is a gloomy series with grim, life-or-death stakes draped over the bones of something beloved, warm-hearted, and familiar.
May 12, 2017
Anne With an E has made a few perplexing choices in how it is adapting Anne of Green Gables. But when it comes to bringing Avonlea's atmosphere to life, and adding depth to a relatively simple story, it succeeds admirably.
May 12, 2017
Anne With an E goes beyond changing the angle through which we normally read Anne: It puts her in an entirely new world..
May 12, 2017
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2017
If you are the kind of person who reads "Breaking Bad + Anne of Green Gables" and thinks 'YES,' this series is for you.
May 11, 2017
You say darker, I say richer.
May 11, 2017
Lifelong fans of the Anne of Green Gables series should find much to admire here, but the newly initiated will be just as easily drawn.
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