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|Road to Avonlea Season 2|
Actor: Sarah Polley; Jackie Burroughs; Mag Ruffman; Zachary Bennett; Gema Zamprogna; Lally Cadeau; Cedric Smith; Michael Mahonen
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, Television, Mystery & Suspense
From the producer of "Anne of Green Gables": "Road to Avonlea is solid, engrossing family fare with classy acting, splendid photography and a fine period look." - VARIETY This 4-Disc DVD Boxset is the complete second se... more »
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The magical, wonderful world of Avonlea!
z hayes | TX | 04/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Watching this series truly brings to mind my own childhood where I used to have many happy adventures with my friends in our small town. In this second season, young Sarah Stanley & her friends find more adventures, with the introduction of some new characters.
The episodes in this season are:
Sarah's Homecoming : Sarah returns to Avonlea after a family tragedy. A sad episode.
How Kissing was Discovered : the blossoming Felicity King pines for love, and suffers a crush... also we are introduced to a new character, a young man who has a sad past.
Aunt Hetty's ordeal : Hetty King is visited by her old rival, Ms Stacey [the very same Ms Stacey, Anne's mentor in Anne of Green Gables]
Of Corsets, and Secrets, and True, True Love: Rachel Lynde, and an old flame? Marilla takes in two orphaned relatives, much to Rachel's chagrin, and the ensuing pandemonium is hilarious.
Old Quarrels, Old Love: Hetty King and her old beau are reunited. A sad episode.
May the Best Man win: Olivia King is wooed by two men, the reliable Jasper Dale, and the pompous ex-beau who abandoned her once before.
Family Rivalry: The other King sibling returns for a brief visit,but things are not all rosy with the King clan.
The Sea Ghost : Michael York plays an old seaman here.Gus Pike's past returns to haunt him.
All that Glitters : the possibility of hidden treasure on the island proves too hard to resist for Sarah, Gus and friends.
Dreamer of Dreams : focuses on Jasper Dale
It's Just a Stage: Sarah's aunt, a famous stage actress comes to visit, with unsettling consequences.
A Mother's Love: does one have to have experienced childbirth to be a 'real' mother? Avonlea is abuzz with the essay competition for Mother's Day.
Misfits & Miracles: Ms Stacey brings a directive that the Avonlea school is to field a hockey team, and Sarah tries to learn how to skate. Also, the theme of development in the town is highlighted here.
The second season is as good or even better than the first. The storylines flow smoothly, and the acting is excellent. We also notice the development of some of the characters, such as Gus Pike, whose story is developed this season. Olivia and Jasper are edging closer to being more than friends, and Sarah is truly at home in Avonlea. This is one of my favorite television series, and reminds me of a much more innocent time, when children truly lived their childhoods, and where good values were treasured and honored."
Brilliant Series - Poor medium utilisation
SasamiKawaii | Cape Town, South Africa. | 12/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Road to Avonlea Series is a brilliant family friendly series fit for both the young and the old. It lacks Disney like kitschy sappiness and provides enough human substance to satisfy a stauch Krysztof Kieslowski fan like me.
My four favourite characters - I can't choose which one I enjoy watching the most - Colleen Dewhurst (Marilla Cuthbert), Sarah Polley (Sarah Stanley), Jackie Burroughs (Hetty King) and Patricia Hamilton (Rachel Lynde) - each is a delight to behold. The rest of the cast is excellent too. I own the first two seasons on DVD so far and will preorder the subsequent releases.
The DVDs are however disappointing in that they are double sided and lack many special features. The picture quality has improved from the terrible MPEG compression artefacts of the first season boxset however. This series is highly recommended despite the technical flaws of the DVDs."
Reliable Reviews | Carmel Valley, California | 08/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
Charming children and adults get into fun predicaments.
If you liked "Little House on the Prairie" or "Anne of Green Gables"; you should like this. Seasons 1-6 are excellent.
Beautiful scenery, period costumes and sets, pretty dresses, farm, horses, a little humor, realistic characters, likeable characters, lively pace, and inviting activities, carry you to a nicer place.
This season has some interesting episodes:
~Michael York guest-stars in two episodes as a mysterious, sea captain in search of buried treasure ("All That Glitters").
~"Old Quarrels, Old Love", about the rivalry and friendship of Rachel Lynde and Hetty King has an excellent ending that is subtle and touching; without words, yet moving.
~Sarah's cousin comes to visit; famous stage actress, Miss Pigeon Plumtree; a melodramatic episode.
~There's lots of humor in the episode, "A Mother's Love" (writer: Suzette Couture) where Sarah leads Felicity to believe she was switched at birth with a girl of a poor family.
Mr. Sullivan spared no expense to create warm and humorous escapades.
This series has been my best money value; dividing the 13-episodes by the cost: $51÷13 episodes = $3.92 per 46-minute episode. Sells new in Canada for $80.
Happy to finally have RtA on DVD
dawne3 | Toronto, Ontario | 10/10/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The second season of Road to Avonlea has to be one of my favourites. Some great characters and guest stars in these 13 episodes, many of them not-to-be-missed! The show itself I would give 5 stars, it's perfection. The only reason I gave the DVD 4 stars is because I was a bit disappointed with the bonus features (couldn't they have included more, like better cast interviews, deleted scenes, etc), and some of the quality of the bonus features was not up to par. But overall, a fantastic show I would recommend to anyone.
Looking forward to Season 3 on DVD!"