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Me and Anne with an E on Netflix This Weekend

A reimagining of the much loved Anne of Green Gables story by L. M. Montgomery is coming to Netflix and I can’t wait! Season 1 of Anne with an E tells the tale of the spunky orphan that captures the hearts of the residents of Prince Edward Island.  

Synopsis 

Anne with an E is a coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and many challenges, fights for love and acceptance and her place in the world. Set in Prince Edward Island in the late 1890s, the series centers on Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty), a young orphaned girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an aging sister and brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform the lives of Marilla (Geraldine James) and Matthew Cuthbert (R.H. Thomson) and eventually the entire small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination. Anneโ€™s adventures will reflect timeless and topical issues including themes of identity, feminism, bullying and prejudice. Available to stream in Australia on Friday 12 May.

I like the whimsical look of the trailer and the casting of the impish Anne character.  

As an admirer of the 1985 mini series, Anne of Green Gables, I have an open mind about Netflix’s take on the famous L. M. Montgomery story. I’m looking forward to see how the complexities of the characters unfold as the story takes shape. What I particularly enjoy about series is they afford the time to flesh out stories beyond a typical movie length. A first look at the images have me already captivated. 

Anne with an E on NetflixAnne with an E on Netflix

Anne is undoubtedly the focus of the story; however I have always enjoyed seeing Marilla’s character develop the most, so it will be interesting to see what Geraldine James does with the part. She certainly looks like the frank-stern-faced Marilla in my mind.

Anne with an E on Netflix

The release of Anne with an E has come at the perfect time. This week, I’ve been flying solo as my husband has been away interstate, and I’m looking forward to taking time this weekend to relish the new series. Having little things to look forward to has become important to me, especially since becoming a mother. It doesn’t have to be big things, even little things like enjoying sipping a coffee on a quiet 10 minute drive before I get the kids from school. I wrote about how having things to look forward can help turn a day around in this post: I Feel Crappy Today

In preparation, I took a moment to lay out a robe and wine pamper pack I received from a recent Netflix Stream Team media event I attended in Melbourne. Oh that looks deliciously-deliciously good, doesn’t it? It’s ready to enjoy for the weekend. It’s my secret glee this week.

Netflix Me Time

At the Melbourne event, I previewed new titles and series coming to Netflix, but I can’t talk about it yet. I was only away from Brisbane for 24 hours, and even got back before school pick-up, but it was a lovely treat to be fed for a night; I slept in a bed all by myself and had the opportunity to catch up with some lovelies I hadn’t seen for a while. Many of the mothers who were there also echoed the sentiment about relishing the times when you can just…be.
 
Netflix MeTime Event in Melbourne
Dinner table: Jordan from With the Whittakers | Beth from BabyMac | Me |  Ted From Netflix LA | Jacqui From Pulse Communications | Melissa from The Best Nest
Netflix MeTime Event in Melbourne
Netflix MeTime Event in Melbourne
Not sure what Kate from Laughing Kids Learn and I were talking about but it looks serious.
Netflix MeTime Event in Melbourne
Always have a blast with these ladies: Kate from Laughing Kids Learn and Angela from Finlee and Me.
Netflix MeTime Event in Melbourne
Netflix MeTime Event in Melbourne
Netflix MeTime Event in Melbourne

Hold the phone this weekend because I have plans for me and my goodies pack.

Netflix and Me Time

And it looks like this:

Wait until everyone is in bed. Go to bed!

Celebrate.

Eat all the snacks.

Watch all the episodes.

And…

That’s how it’s done.

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