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Rating: Not Rated
“Experience all the charm of a homespun saga as Tales From Avonlea takes you on enchanting journeys of unforgettable trials and triumphs. In this soul-stirring collection, Sara Stanley comes of age in an all-new environment filled with family, friends, and foes. Amazing events follow as Sara gets acquainted with her emotionally guarded guardian, Aunt Hetty, and feuds and frolics with her prank-playing cousins, Felix and Felicity. Through the sharing of dreams, disappointments, and life’s little everyday disasters, they not only find their way — but also a very special place in one another’s hearts. Full of love, laughs, and lessons, and cherished characters of all ages, Tales From Avonlea imparts time-honored values and ventures that never go out of style.
Based On The Novels Of Lucy Maud Montgomery”
Tales From Avonlea is not rated.
I had seen Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea and I enjoyed both of them quite a bit. However, Tales from Avonlea lacks the charm, acting power, and originality of its predecessor. In fact, the TV series copies many of the same elements from the mini-series. Both have a young girl who is a fish out of water. Both have a caretaker that is initially mean then proven to be nice. Both have a quaint cast of characters for the lead actress to interact with. In the end, the mini-series was better than at least this first season. Maybe it gets better in subsequent seasons.
When I saw that Sarah Polley was the lead character in the show, I thought her name sounded familiar. I was a little surprised to realize that she was the actress I liked so much in Dawn of the Dead. She’s also been in eXistenZ, Go, and The Weight of Water. Fans of hers will probably want to check this out.
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