The King family have lived in a small farming community called Avonlea on Prince Edward Island for generations. In the early 1900's, the eldest of the five King siblings, Hetty, oversees the goings-on in the family and ensures everything runs to her high and rigid standards. Eldest brother, Alec, and his family run the King farm. Youngest sister Olivia, who still is treated as the baby by the others despite being a grown woman, is the third of the siblings still living in Avonlea. Two additions from the King family arrive somewhat unexpectedly to stay on the King property, one being Andrew King, the son of third eldest Roger, who is off traveling the world as a renowned geologist. The other arrival is Sara Stanley, the only daughter of fourth eldest but deceased Ruth, who was the rebellious one in the family. Before Sara's arrival in Avonlea, the Stanleys were estranged from their Avonlea King relations. Sara is sent to stay with her relatives because her father, Blair Stanley, wants ... Written by
Tara Meyer was originally supposed to play the part of "Felicity King", but due to a scheduling problem, Gema Zamprogna was given the part a few days before filming began and Meyer was given the role of "Sally Potts". See more »
This is quite simply the best show that I ever watched. I watched it when I was as young as the child actors on the show and watching it now reminds of the joy and innocence of those times. I am so glad to have watched this show. Pure magic! The era its set in and the innocence of all the characters is really appealing. Unlike today's vulgar crap thrown into every show. The show is loosely based on novels by L.M. Montgomery, the 'avonlea' titles. Some of the original characters in the book are included in the show, but most of the lead characters are new. While the books were about a poor orphan girl who's reluctantly adopted and how she adds meaning and joy into people's lives, the show is about a rich orphan girl with a lot of money, who's living with her aunt. The settings are simply brilliant, as are the plots and the acting. The best gift you can give to your kids.
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