Anne with an E: Season 2 (2018)


Season 2
Anne with an E

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Critic Ratings: 7

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Air date: Jul 6, 2018
Air date: Jul 6, 2018
Air date: Jul 6, 2018
Air date: Jul 6, 2018
Air date: Jul 6, 2018
Air date: Jul 6, 2018
Air date: Jul 6, 2018
Air date: Jul 6, 2018
Air date: Jul 6, 2018
Air date: Jul 6, 2018

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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 2

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

The series' youthful cast, in fact, steal the show from the already strong adult cast members who are game for anything, including looking foolish in the most delightful way.

Jul 13, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Poorly written. And Anne would never stand for that.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

There's some reason to present Anne's irrepressible playfulness and bookishness as somewhere between rebellion and pathology, but the device seems like overkill.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

['Anne With An E? '] is a reimagining of a classic for our modern age, and it is a revisionist version of Avonlea history. It's pretty to look at, but challenging to rectify with its source material.

Aug 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The dialogue sometimes feels like it was written in an alien language and run through Google Translator.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Amybeth McNulty remains stellar as the distinctly modern, complicated Anne.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Netflix says the second season "continues to chart bold new territory"...and from the glimpses we have seen, it certainly lives up to that billing.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Anne with an E: Season 2

  • May 13, 2019
    I read all of the Anne books years ago and was looking forward to this series. With 8 books, there is plenty of material for a series. I am so disappointed that they have strayed so far from the books, added elements that didn't exist and I'm completely confused as to why they even bother to try to use the character of Anne at all. If they wanted to make a series on topics not in the books, call it something else and don't refer to Anne or Green Gables. Are the writers of this series so arrogant that they feel they need to somehow change a beloved children's classic? Years from now, the L.M Montgomery Anne books will still be read and loved, and no one will know the names of the writers of this series.
  • Apr 18, 2019
    The entire show is a political statement about lgbt and feminism. It's very distracting and not what Anne of Green Gables is about.
  • Jan 08, 2019
    Awful. More sjw hijacking.
  • Jan 06, 2019
    This season feels like the writers were going through a list of 21st century social justice topics and checking them off one by one. We've got feminism, LGBT+ rights, racism, mental illness. While I'm glad that the writers wants to shed light on these important topics, I don't think this show is the right place to do so, and definitely not all together in one 10 episode season. Season 2 felt too preachy and too modern and it did this at the expense of the overall plot of the series. This series deviates so far from the books that it doesn't even feel like Anne of Green Gables anymore, but more like a show that features characters with the same names. The sad thing is, the original Anne of Green Gables was feminist and progressive! Book Anne was opinionated, brash, and intelligent in an era where women were still expected to play house or teach. She was also a champion of the outcasts and misfits. While I can see why the showrunners would want to increase the diversity of the show (since there are hardly any POC characters in the entire series), but everything else is just overkill. Most the social justice topics are handled in a heavy handed, in your face kind of way. It honestly feels like the writers are trying to prove that they are WOKE, but actually showing that their understanding of these topics are elementary at best. If you can't discuss a topic without shoving it in my face, then I don't really want to discuss it at all. The fact that this season barely draws from the books also bothers me a lot. They had such good source material to work with that they've absolutely destroyed. I was so excited for an updated adaptation of Anne since the 1980s version is so hard to find online, but this is turning into a colossal let down. I may check out Season 3 just for curiosity's sake, but if its the same ham-fisted preaching that this season was, I'll definitely be skipping it and any future seasons.
  • Dec 27, 2018
    This season deals with modern social issues, racism, homophobia, and sexual harassment marvelously, smoothly integrating them into the historical story. Anne is a strong role model, fearlessly defending what she believes in. The spirit of the source material shines through even when new characters are added and details of the stories have changed.
  • Nov 18, 2018
    Such a fun show to watch
  • Nov 03, 2018
    I absolutely adore this take on a classic.
  • Oct 18, 2018
    I thought it was great how they modernized it to include all sexual preferences - these loves were undoubtedly present back then and I'm glad to see the story told. Great series!
  • Oct 14, 2018
    Absolutely ruined a classic with modern PC values and inclusion that did not exist at the time the books were written. if the programme creators wanted to make that type of programme why not write something original and not associate it with anne of green gables. so surprised the overseers of L M Montgomery's estate have allowed this to happened. there is room for everything but to ruin a classic and rewrite history is not the way.
  • Oct 12, 2018
    The first couple episodes were not very interesting since it wasn't really focused on Anne's story line and was a bit slow to complete (re the goldrush at Avonlea). I'll agree that this Season was very different from the first but not necessarily in a bad way...Yes it's not at all how the original story goes with Anne of Green Gables, but it never said it would's an adaptation. And maybe some of the subject matter is darker and mature for children, but the plot is nevertheless engaging, cinematography gorgeous, and well acted main characters. It does well for an adaptation since it still carries the spirit of Anne Shirley Cuthbert, her way with words, and how she views the world albeit with a more modern twist. For those who are complaining that it's too heavily focused on gender parity, feminism, sexual orientation, or racial issues, they're likely uncomfortable with modern adaptations that help young adults from today relate to their very very real trials and tribulations, and perhaps these very people themselves could benefit from the themes more than our Y/post-millenial generation for whom this show was meant. There are great themes here on overcoming adversity, acceptance, and individualism even if one may be uncomfortable with the modern plot that carries those themes. Even with this show being rated as YA, it's apparently suited for these naysayers who rate this show low for presenting themes that they need to learn themselves. The reviews need more Miss Stacey perspectives, and much less intolerant Rachel'esque comments.

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