An orphan is sent to live with relatives in picturesque turn-of-the-century Prince Edward Island.
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...  Emily Byrd Starr 46 episodes, 1998-2000
...  Laura Murray 46 episodes, 1998-2000
Jessica Pellerin ...  Ilse Burnley 44 episodes, 1998-2000
...  Jimmy Murray 43 episodes, 1998-2000
...  Perry Miller 33 episodes, 1998-2000
...  Dr. Burnley 28 episodes, 1998-2000
Mackenzie Donaldson ...  Jenny Strang 27 episodes, 1998-2000
Emily Cara Cook ...  Rhoda Stuart 26 episodes, 1998-2000
...  Isabel Murray 24 episodes, 1998-2000
...  Teddy Kent 23 episodes, 1998-2000
Peter Donaldson ...  Ian Bowles 19 episodes, 1998-2000
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Set in Prince Edward Island at the turn of the century, "Emily of New Moon" follows Emily Starr, an imaginative young girl who aspires to be a famous writer. When her beloved father dies, her happy life is turned upside down. Her deceased mother's relatives draw lots to determine who would have the burden of taking Emily into their home. It is decided that Emily would live at New Moon with rigid Aunt Elizabeth, timid Aunt Laura and odd Cousin Jimmy. Helped by her overactive imagination and some new friends, Emily slowly adjusts to life at her new home. Written by Orson Wright <orwright@hotmail.com>

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4 January 1998 (Canada)  »

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Runotytön tarina  »

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Sheila McCarthy and daughter Mackenzie Donaldson both are actresses on this show. See more »

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Version of Kaze no Shoujo Emily (2007) See more »

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strange, haunting, disturbing
20 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

after the relatively lighthearted tales of life around the turn of the century in rural Prince Edward Island, brought to the viewer in Anne of Green Gables, and Road to Avonlea, it was almost hard to watch, to have to endure the dark depressing episodes in the life of young Emily Murray and her misbegotten family in this new and (thankfully) short-lived series from the works of E M Montgomery...

a series filled with incidents covering madness, murder, treachery, ghosts, religous intolerance, betrayal, disease, lost unrequited love, such as hasn't been seen since the novels of Charles Dickens... The mood of most of the episodes being so intense, it seems to have been reflected in the performances themselves, with the result that it was so rare that any of their characters were allowed even a brief moment of happiness and when it came, you were left waiting, watching for the moment when that moment would be shattered by even more doom and gloom...

Viewers obviously did not take to this series as happily as they did Avonlea and Green Gables...it may have reflected a much more realistic portrayal of a way of life in bygone rural Canada, but unrelenting misery is not a promising premise for family viewing...


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