Sunday, April 13, 2008
Makes you think......
You know that I've been completely engrossed in the "Road to Avonlea" tv series through Netflix, and by engrossed, I mean absolutely, shamefully addicted. I remember putting the first DVD on my queue at Netflix and I waited with baited breath until it came in the mail and since then I've been on a wonderful journey through the lives of the folks of Avonlea. I love them and I think it's because they're family oriented which is so hard to find nowadays anywhere. All these reality shows are just plain horrid to me, there's cursing and fighting and yelling and backstabbing and women portraying themselves in a very nasty way.
If you don't have the reality shows, then you have all the crime investigation shows like CSI and Law and Order etc, and as much as they may be great for us adults to watch, there doesn't seem to be anything on tv (that I've been able to find) that is catered towards the whole family.
So while watching this series it's become almost a getaway for me, a time where I can lay in bed and be transported back to a simpler time where family came first, where kids were an integral part of the everyday life, they had chores, they were good students, they helped in the running of the household and they didn't watch tv or play computer games.
I know for a fact that the minute the tv, computer, video games are not accessible to my children they become completely lost. They're bored, they don't know what to do with themselves, they complain and they whine and honestly don't know what to do for amusement.
Watching the series you see young girls who by the age of 9 or 10 can cook, sew, embroider, take care of little ones and pretty much run a household, which then makes me understand why in the early 1900's they got married a lot earlier and younger than we do now.
The boys helped the fathers with all of the physical work done in the farms and the ranches and this was all done before school, when today I can barely get Jasmine dressed and out of the house for school, imagine if she had to go milk a cow or gather eggs or clean the stables before hand? LOL
Road to Avonlea has to be one of the BEST television shows ever. It’s funny, it’s dramatic and it’s real without being surreal. In the second season, the focus shifts from Sarah Stanley of L.M. Montgomery’s Story Girl series to Felicity King, Sarah’s cousin and this is mainly because of the introduction of Gus Pike which has become one of my favorite characters.
Watching him go from boy to man and become one of the most romantic fictional characters ever has been such a pleasure. He's the kind of man you want for your own daughter.
If you want to watch the first episode of Road to Avonlea, click here.
And then I BET you will either rush out and buy it OR add it to your Netflix Queue.
I'm off, I have laundry to do, the new menu to draw up and MORE Avonlea to watch....can't wait.