Anne and Jerry’s Excellent Adventure (except for the mugging part.)
This is the final episode of Season One. We cover this episode, as we have for the past six weeks, and pinpoint the cliffhangers and stories Moira Walley-Beckett and team have to work with for (the biggest cliffhanger) Season Two. (pleasebeaseasontwopleasebeaseasontwo)
There was a little confusion about the direction of OUR show, The History Chicks, and thank you to all who realized that we did NOT alter our regularly scheduled coverage of historical women at all with this bonus series. This was an example of The History Chicks accessories. It was fun to do and if Anne comes back, so will we. (Well, we’ll be back next week with the life story of a remarkable woman whose identity will remain secret until then.)
Or: Love. You use that word but let me show you what it means
Directed by Patricia Rozema
This episode steps us past the halfway point of the series…but it does it in such an outstanding way we can’t help but celebrate. Does it follow along the story of the book? Nope, but we talk about the deviations- Anne’s first period, Matthew’s former crush, a peek into the home life and struggles of Gibert Blythe- and how they were beautifully worked into iconic scenes like Anne’s first tea party and the gift of a grown-up dress with puffy sleeves.
“We’ll put that on the shownotes”
Anne with a Martini: Gritty and Pretty
Marinate one can of Royal Anne Cherries (of course) in two jars, one with chocolate vodka and the other with Amaretto or Triple Sec (a slight different taste), and reserve syrup in a third. Let sit in fridge for at least a few days.
Put as many marinated cherries into glass (for a snack, of course) and shake below with ice
2 parts chocolate vodka
1 part marinating liquid
1 part juice from can
1 park plain vodka
1 part marinating liquid
1 part syrup
This episode had so much going on! More creepiness from Mr. Phillips, more adorableness from Gilbert, and love was, actually, everywhere.
Love was even here in a roundabout way josch13 pixabay
The whole quote that the title came from goes: I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.
Every title is a Jane Eyre quote that Anne must have memorized before she turned to fire safety manuals for reading.
Right from the get go we have to put our thinking caps on! We both agreed that this quote is about doing what you think is right but we disagreed about what it meant specifically in this episode.
But what is so headstrong as youth? directed by Sandra Goldbacher
Oh Anne, this school thing isn’t going to work out like you think. via IMDB
The second line of that Jane Eyre quote is ” what so blind as inexperience” and that is certainly a theme that runs through this episode. During this recap of Episode 3 of the Netflix show we talk about the parallel surprise realities that Anne experiences at school and Marilla experiences in motherhood. We also get creeped-out by Mr. Phillips, want to punch Billy Andrews, offer advice for adults viewing this show with their children and compare and contrast 13 year-old girls to their “progressive” mothers. (Dang, that sounds so sophisticated when we say it that way, doesn’t it?)
The bits and pieces we promised to put in our shownotes for this episode:
Movie written and directed by Sandra Goldbacher, The Governess (link to IMDB page for movie)
Gord Downie’s animated film, The Secret Path (with CBC Arts Live panel). (Dear Canada, Thanks for introducing me to Tragically Hip. xo, Susan)
Tragically hip, with Michael Nesmith (yeah! The Monkey’s guy!)
(And you, too, can be Tragically Hip with your own History Chicks promotional t-shirt by clicking the link to our shop on the right.)
Want to follow AmyBeth McNulty (Anne) on Twitter for some really adorable behind the scenes pics and video? Bonus content is that she seems like a perfectly real and charming person. AMYBETH on the Twittah.
Mr Phillips and Snidely Whiplash: separated at birth? via imdb and wikicommons
Ahhh, Josie Pye you meanie! (via IMDB)
Netflix’s Master of None: The capelet that started an obsession
This is Chocolate Caramel from the Anne of Green Gables Cookbook. This is, also, a plate of tasty sugar and bitter disappointment.
Updates to Reading List:
(complete list to be posted on last episode’s shownotes)