RTA vs. Anne of Green Gables

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Which of these Sullivan productions do you like better, Road to Avonlea or Anne of Green Gables?

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RTA vs. Anne of Green Gables

Post by Timothy » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:42 am

This poll is limited to Sullivan productions only, not the books. Thanks.

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Post by AvonLea » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:59 am

I like RTA better than the Anne movies, but naturally I like the Anne books better than the RTA books. But of the productions, totally RTA!
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Post by hobbie » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:29 am

Definitely RTA!
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Post by heartsandflowers » Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:45 am

RTA all the way :D
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Post by Shinnen » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:11 am

The Anne movies is what got me into the RTA series, but then I really liked RTA after watching a few episodes. I think it's because there are more characters that I like in this series, and the King family was interesting.
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Post by Miss Lewis » Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:32 am

I do believe this poll is bias in favor of Road to Avonlea---since this IS a site dedicated to RTA show.

That said, I didn’t vote. I couldn’t decide between them. I love them both.

I love Anne of Green Gables for what is and it’s familiarity. Growing up, I would often watch it when I was sick. It made those days sick in bed go by faster. It was a safe haven from my troubles.

I loved RTA for it’s depth of characters and good plotlines. I also loved the length of the show (hundreds of hours in Avonlea is always a good thing).

I couldn’t choose between them.

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Post by Timothy » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:27 am

I admit that it's not the most scientific poll, but I'm glad RTA is winning. :)

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Post by Shinnen » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:44 am

:D I tried to say 'the depth of characters', but the word wouldn't come to me.
I think another reason for choosing RTA is because I like the storyline with the children (while they were children :) ).

I've had good memories watching the Anne movies with my family though, and that makes the Anne movies special to me as well. I don't blame you, Miss Lewis, for not choosing one. :)
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Post by Timothy » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:48 am

Shinnen, depth of characters is a good way to put it. This series had great characters. :)

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Post by Shinnen » Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:49 am

I was quoting Miss Lewis. :)
What made the series special to you, Timothy?
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Post by Miss Lewis » Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:24 am

Shinnen wrote:I think another reason for choosing RTA is because I like the storyline with the children (while they were children ).
Yes, those episodes with them as children are great fun to watch.

I always loved that the children on RTA grew up in the show. The characters actually changed into adults as the series went along. It’s something I wish a lot of other shows would do more often and do well.

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Post by Gwendolene » Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:24 am

Miss Lewis wrote:I always loved that the children on RTA grew up in the show. The characters actually changed into adults as the series went along. It’s something I wish a lot of other shows would do more often and do well.
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Post by Timothy » Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:38 am

Shinnen wrote:I was quoting Miss Lewis. :)
What made the series special to you, Timothy?
Shinnen, there were so many great things it's hard to pin down. The subtle humour early on, the talented actors, Sullivan's artistic view of the setting. All of these things combined. :) But probably, most of all, jackie Burroughs as Hetty King. Even though the stories shifted from Sara to Felicity in importance, Hetty was always the one constant that held the show together.

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Post by AvonLea » Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:17 am

Timothy wrote:
Shinnen wrote:I was quoting Miss Lewis. :)
What made the series special to you, Timothy?
Shinnen, there were so many great things it's hard to pin down. The subtle humour early on, the talented actors, Sullivan's artistic view of the setting. All of these things combined. :) But probably, most of all, jackie Burroughs as Hetty King. Even though the stories shifted from Sara to Felicity in importance, Hetty was always the one constant that held the show together.
Wow, I never thought about that and Hetty. She really did keep in constant. That is so neat! You are quite observant, Timothy. :)
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Post by hobbie » Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:56 am

That's right Timothy it's really Jackie Burroughs who held the show together!The character develops through the episodes,that's why she is my favourite.When I started looking "an Avonlea christmas" I was disappointed at first because we saw again a very strict Hetty.
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