I was 24 years old when I first saw Anne of Green Gables in New York because my aunt lent me the VHS tapes (yes, this was back in the ’90s).
I didn’t watch it right away, but I was glad when I finally did. I watched all three Anne movies many times over, and while the covers don’t look great, I can honestly say the trilogy is of the best things I have ever seen in my life.
The story revolves around an orphan named Anne who is adopted by a grumpy old maid named Marilla and her brother Matthew. Anne develops a special bond with a girl named Diana Barry, who has a crush on the school heartthrob, Gilbert Blythe.
At first, Anne despises Gilbert who becomes her competitor for the highest honors in school, but eventually their rivalry turns into affection. You will fall in love with their cat and mouse, old-fashioned romance—the kind of love story you don’t ever want to end.
I had a huge hangover for Gilbert Blythe or the actor Jonathan Crombie after watching the trilogy.
Sadly, Jonathan Crombie died of a brain hemorrhage in New York City last April 15, 2015. He was 48 years old.
I have no idea if he ever married, if he had kids, or if he was gay. Can’t seem to find anything online romantically linking him to anyone. Only wondering because some of the most dreamiest actors I love are gay, such as the late Montgomery Clift. I seem to have a pattern….
Moms, if you have a daughter, please watch with them so they get to know a pure kind of love.
Jonathan Crombie, minamahal kita.