Posts tagged anne of green gables
Pause for Gilbert Blythe

RIP and broken hearts everywhere: "Carrie Crombie said her brother never shied away from the fame that came along with playing the role of Gilbert Blythe, and happily answered to the name Gil when recognized by fans on the street."

Aw, Gil. With that hair and those dimples and that sweet, irrepressible smile and never-ending faith in his one true love. His eyes lit on that girl and never let her go. Yet he never pushed, never insisted, just told her the truth and then stepped aside and waited and let her find her own way. How could we not all love him back? And Jonathan Crombie was, of course, the beautiful man on the other side of this most iconic shot:

A world without any Gilbert in it! Anne repeated the words drearily. Would it not be a very lonely, forlorn place?

Sigh. From the depths of despair.

Partridge in a pear tree

My final gift for you! I have a legitimate soft spot in my cold dead heart for this miniseries, which alone should prove to you its worth (plus my father loves it). Who among us cannot cheer for a plucky freckled orphan with hair as red as carrots who gets adopted by a crotchety spinster portrayed by Colleen Dewhurst, of all people, the same crafty-eyed sage who brought sense and sensibility to that blind skating classic, Ice Castles (costarring "voice of beast" Robby Benson)? And I can't even begin to talk about Richard Farnsworth, Mr. Earnest Mustache, oh my stars in heaven. Anyway, it'll make you cry, which is all anybody can ask for after spending all these clams on other people.

Recommended for: lonely old crones who live down the street, unless they think the carrots are for soup.

p.s. Merry Christmas, my little gingersnaps!