“Anne with an E” is a must see


Iza Dudzik

Orange Hair, Don’t Care: Anne portrays as the unpopular kid who learns how to fit in. In season 3, she showed tremendous growth and found out herself in a much deeper way. “I think Anne showed a lot of people that they could get past their insecurities over time and to love themselves regardless,” stated junior Lexi Rodgers

Noah Quillan, Editor-in-chief

The popular CBC and Netflix show, “Anne with an E,” shared its third and final season to viewers, showcasing new and old characters and incredibly exciting storylines. They also continued to talk about intriguing issues prevalent in society during the time period of the show, which took place in the late 1800s into the early 1900s.

Lead actress Amybeth McNulty plays the role of Anne, who is a witty, talkative and incredibly curious young girl that drastically develops as a person throughout the show’s three seasons. In season three, Anne discovers more about herself, her past ancestors, and questions her relationship with Gilbert Blythe, played by Lucas Jade Zumann. The tension between the two grows throughout the season, which was somewhat frustrating at times to witness because so many people wanted them to become closer and eventually kiss.

Along with the Anne and Gilbert storyline, many other characters played key and interesting roles in the season, including Sebastian, or, “Bash,” performed by Dalmar Abuzeid. Throughout the first couple of episodes, he was dealing with his sick wife, Mary. There was also a time in which Diana who is Anne’s best friend were not on good terms with each other, which was a unique little twist in the show, since they have been united together since season one.

The creators also introduced the character of Ka’Kwet, played by Kiawenti:io Tarbell, who is an Indian who lived outside the direct perimeters of Avalonea. Her story seemed slightly unfinished by the end of the season, though it was refreshing to have an added character with a new storyline. Ka’Kwet portrayed yet another essential social issue present in the time period of the show. Indians did not fit into the traditionalism of Avalonea, which caused several unfortunate events to take place, all showcased throughout the season.

One of the most fascinating aspects of this show were the props. Even though they were all straight-forward, the traditional touches made it feel authentic real and put the viewer right into their city. There are not many shows out there that take place in this era of history. It is refreshing to experience this and be put into the time of “Anne with an E.”

The beliefs and ideologies scattered throughout the entire series was intriguing to watch and learn as well. From women’s rights to sexual harassment and racial inequality, the series brought an overwhelming number of controversial topics to the table and walked viewers through the very transitioning time where people were learning what was socially acceptable and what was not.

Every single episode was enjoyable to watch, even those that had some frustrating moments. By the end of the show, without giving too much away, most viewers were pleasantly surprised. A fourth season would have been greatly appreciated to be able to see everyone’s lives after Avalonea but the finale did end on a positive note, leaving it up to the viewer’s imaginations on how to interpret where things go from there.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars