I've tried soo hard for this look.
And I just can't get it.
It could be my terror of 'teasing' my hair. Even for this look, I. will. not. tease. my. hair.
But I should be able to get the same effect without doing that, right?
How hard can it be?
Surely you just brush your hair a little.
And Poof it a little.
And pin it a little....Waa-laa!
Er...no. That can't be right. *Clears throat uncomfortably.* I must have done something wrong...*Shoves hairpin in a little further.*
Never mind, I wasn't going to talk about Anne's hair anyway-lovely as it is.
I was going to talk about the "Road to Avonlea" series.
It is awesome.
It is awesome.
Just so I don't mislead you, I'm going to say right off that it really isn't like Anne Shirley movies. It's only the same insofar as it takes place in the same town. No Anne. No Gilbert. I know...*Sniff*
But there is Gus Pike.
I'm not going to lie. He's my favorite character and my main reason for loving this show. More about that later.
Season one starts off about a little girl called Sara Stanley who has to leave her home in Montreal and live with her Aunts in Avonlea whom she's never even met. She's hates it at first (and you can't really blame her) but she slowly makes friends and begins to enjoy living in this beautiful little town.
Since there is no trailer for any of the season, we here insert theme song.
There are seaven seasons and the plot does change and grow. I think the first few years are my favorite. The characters are still really young and doing crazy, stupid things that kids do. It's great! I love the cast and the children are all really good actors/actresses.
(Did I mention I love these kinds of cloths?)
My only complaint is that, every now and then as the show goes along, you'll get one of those kind of annoying episodes where the characters don't really act like themselves. This is something that I see pretty commonly in TV shows and it always irks me. You're like, "Hang on! That would totally not have happened. Jump the shark, jump the shark!" But other than that, they are really delightful and I am slowly collecting the whole series.
And then there's Gus.
Okay, here's my real reason for this post.
You hardly ever find a character as interesting and as awesome as Gus Pike. * Squeal!*
He is sort of a no-where man-- a wanderer-- when he first shows up. He has no family. He's a loner. But then he finds Avonlea and begins to feel he has found a home.
The sad news is that he doesn't actually come into the show until the second season. And that is so long to wait! But then he sticks around, off and on for the rest of the series. I swear though, there is never is never enough Gus Pike.
Here's one of my all time favorite Gus Pike scenes. This is when he first comes into the show and it makes more sense if you've seen the whole episode. *Squeal!* Still, it's pretty great on it's own.
If you're a fan of period drama, give these a shot. You'll probably enjoy them. I will caution that are two or three episodes that are a little more 'adault.' Not in a bad way. Just in a, "Oh, that was more than I was expecting," sort of way. For instance, there are two different episodes that have to deal with childbirth and it's a little scary. So...just a heads up.
If you watch these for no other reason than you love period costumes, beautiful scenery, you will not be disappointed.
If you love watching little kids to crazy, naughty, and sometimes just plain dumb things, you will not be disappointed.
If you are watching them for Gus Pike, you will not be disappointed.