Saturday, October 27, 2012

Road to Avonlea

Most everyone knows about Ann Anne Shirley and the whole Avonlea thing. It's such a fun series and the costumes are wonderful. I've been out for that 'Gibson girl' hairstyle for years. You would not believe how hard it is to get your hair to stand up full and thick like this! Seriously.
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.

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.
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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.



God Bless
Amy

8 comments:

  1. Now see, I'll have to do a response post on 24. Only mine will be all about Jack. Or Leverage. I could do it on Leverage, and it would be all about ELLIOT! :)

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  2. Gus Pike is so amazing. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!! He is such an interesting and wonderful character, he is very easy to fall in love with.

    Fun post. I want to see more Avonlea's *hint*

    God Bless
    Bella

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  3. Amy;

    Jack missjacklewisbaillot.blogspot.com

    tagged me. She tagged me AS a follower. She told me to do the whole "Tagging" thing in a comment. If you just don't want to do my tag, THAT IS FINE! I don't mind.

    11 facts;

    1) I hate waking up *Cold* in the morning. It makes me angry.

    2) I get obsessed with TV shows easily... if they are good :)

    3) I am a Whovian a Holmian and a Merlinite.

    4) My hair reaches below my waist and I can almost sit on it.

    5) I love musicals

    6) My favorite musical is "The Phantom of the Opera"

    7) I like "Les Miserables" but the music can get clunky and some of the songs are... NOT GOOD.

    8)I am going to see the movie of "Les Mis" when it comes out on DVD.

    9) I think LOTR is the best fantasy trilogy ever. ON screen and paper.

    10) I love to act! I want to be an actress and get into musical theatre.(My teacher says I'm good and I could do this.)
    11) I quote movies compusively.

    Ok 11 questions

    1)DO YOU LIKE MUSICALS?
    2) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MUSICAL
    3) IF YOU COULD STEP INTO A BOOK FOR A SINGLE DAY WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE?
    5) DO YOU KNOW WHAT A "SILVER TONGUE" IS?
    6) HOW DOES THIS QUOTE END; "THERE IS EVIL THERE...."
    7) DO YOU LIKE HAVING YOUR PICTURE TAKEN?
    8) DO YOU LIKE COLD OR THE WARM WEATHER BETTER?
    9) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?
    10) DO YOU KNOW HOW A WAR CAN BE PAST DOWN FOR GENERATIONS BUT ONLY TAKE 7 DAYS?
    10) WHO ARE THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?
    11) DO YOU KNOW WHAT A JEAN JUMPER IS?

    I tag you, AMY! If you want to answer you can do it in a post, saying that a follower tagged you OR you can publish it in the comment area. If you just don't want to do this or there is somthing against followers tagging bloggers, that's fine.
    God Bless
    Bella

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  4. Thanks, Treskie.

    Hi, Katrina. I'm glad I inspired you. LOL. Leverage is super awesome...mostly because of Elliot. :) I can't wait to see the fourth season. And you'll be home in, like, a month and a half! Maybe two...*Whee!*

    Hey, Bella.
    I don't mind answering the TAG questions. It might take me a little while to get to them, but I'll try. :) You're answers are fun.
    And yes, Gus is pretty freakin' awesome. :)

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  5. I read The Story Girl and I loved it! When I found out there was a movie series based on it I wanted to watch it but have yet to find it anywhere. (I want to watch more of Sara's whacky adventures. The things they got into were so funny sometimes!)

    I must find out who Gus Pike is it seems. Many seem to like him. Is he equal with Gilbert?

    I shall send you the NaNo chat! I will need your email though. You can email it to me through mine if you like if you don't wish to post yours up on a comment.

    My sister and I used to race on our world counts too. 8-D If you do pull a late nighter, I can keep you company if you like. I think some others are staying up late as well, but I'm not sure who or if they are for sure.

    Aye, having a story and no plot is possible I think. I have that problem too. I too am hoping my characters just, do their thing as they usually do, and tell the story they want.

    My mum gave me the buying chocolate after Halloween idea. She and I are probably going to go NaNo chocolate shopping on the first 8-D

    I didn't think I would like Martin Freeman as Bilbo. I mean, I like his acting A LOT, and I wasn't going to complain about him being in the movie. But I kept thinking, "All the time I'm going to be saying, 'Watson, where is Sherlock?! Watson, why aren't you being more observant? WATSON!'" But I watched the trailer and realized he is both a perfect Watson AND Bilbo. So now, I am going to be able to think of him as Bilbo as much as I think of him as Watson. (I wish Sherlock had been cast into another part though then Smog. We won't even get to see him. I wonder if it will be weird hearing his voice come out of a dragon...)

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  6. Well if you guys love Avonlea as much as I do, then you may like to join the role play I started on Twitter @RoadToAvonleaRP. I play Felicity and it is SO MUCH fun to relive the stories!

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  7. I LOVE RTA!!! (And of course, Gus Pike!) I'm reading "The story Girl" right now as well and loving that, too!

    Can't wait to watch the rest of the series!!!

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