Thursday, June 4, 2009

Road to Avonlea

My friend, Beth, recently told me about a TV series that came on A&E a few years ago called Road to Avonlea. I had heard of it before, but really did not know anything about it. I did a little research to learn more about it.

Here is what I found.

It has been said that this series was created for the audience that fell in love with Anne of Green Gables. It is set in the fictional small town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, in the early 20th century (1907-1914). There, 11-year-old Montreal heiress Sara Stanley is sent by her wealthy father to live with her two maiden aunts, Hetty and Olivia King, to be near her late mother's side of the family. She must adjust to life in the small rural town of Avonlea and learn to get along with her cousins who become victims and cohorts in Sara’s antics and misadventures.
Beth had watched the series on DVD last summer and said the kids would enjoy it. I took her suggestion and tried it out. The kids have loved it! Needless to say, we are now on our way to watching the entire 7 seasons.

For us, it has been a special treat especially on the rainy days we had the first 2 weeks of our summer break and when they want to veg in the air conditioning after playing outside on these 90 plus degree days that we are experiencing!

If you haven't seen it, it really is a good family friendly series that is fun for all to watch.

1 comment:

Beth said...

I am so glad that they are enjoying it! I was so sad when I finished the last season. It was like I was saying "Goodbye" to old friends. Of course, I cried.
They just don't make good TV like this anymore! Make sure that you watch the "Behind the scenes" stuff too. It is neat to see the kids grow up over the different seasons.