Look-Alikes: Scott Moir

Confession: I absolutely adore CBC’s new adaptation of Anne of Green Gables.

It’s written by someone who worked on Breaking Bad (strange combination, isn’t it?) and it’s not completely faithful to the book but the spirit of Anne is there, along with the grim realities of her past, brought closer to the spotlight. While the book feels like something that Anne would write when she’s safe in Green Gables and in a good place mentally, the new series feels like you’re living through Anne’s experiences while it happens – the ups, the downs and every scrape and resolution in between. When you think about it, the book seemed very flippant about an adoptive family rejecting an orphan they decided to take in but as readers, we were okay with that because we knew that the book wouldn’t exist if Marilla and Matthew didn’t adopt Anne. The series doesn’t give you that comfort, which makes it very refreshing.

In any case, I’m only allowed to ramble about this series is because there’s a Scott Moir look-alike in Lucas Jade Zumann, the actor who plays Gilbert Blythe, Anne’s rival at school and future husband.

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Although he’s young, there is a resemblance between him and Scott, even in his mannerisms in Anne. I would show you the iconic slate smashing scene or the scene where they first meet but I feel as if it’s something to be enjoyed within the series. This scene, although in the last episode, should give you a sense without spoiling too much. There’s something about the way Lucas oscillates between being gentlemanly and a joker that reminds me of Scott.

Let me know if you agree in the comments! And feel free to discuss the Anne series too (I doubt that many of my friends have watched it so I’d love to hear your thoughts). For Canadians (or anyone able to get past the geoblock), the entire series is available on the CBC website. For everyone else, the series will be available on Netflix sometime in mid-May.

~The Rinkside Cafe