One of the most enjoyable parts of Sunday evening is that it is time for family. It is one day of the week in which the entire clan can convene, first to dine and then relax together, before another busy week begins.
For as long as programs like The Ed Sullivan Show, Bonanza, and Leave It To Beaver have been running on the air families have been coming together to watch quality television programming. Who could forget great characters like Wally and Ward? Or Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, and Foghorn Loghorn? In some ways, these characters feel more like family than some relatives.
In our current age where children are pressured to grow up too fast and technology is increasing the pace at which we must live our lives, simpler times remind us that there was a better way to live. This quality is found in Kevin Sullivan’s pictures, which is what makes them so timeless. Road to Avonlea ran for seven full seasons because of its beautiful storytelling, which captured people’s hearts worldwide. Many around the globe grew up watching the lives of the King Family, quickly falling in love with their endearing personalities and simple country ways. To many, Felicity King and Sara Stanley are like dear friends or family members.
So let us assume now that you have the full Road to Avonlea Collection, and are looking to expand your library. The following are definitely some titles that we would recommend. Included below is also the current retail price, movie description, and movie details. These are excellent films to watch on a lazy Sunday, when your family is looking to rejuvenate energy for the new week that is about to start.
This film tells the story of Ryan Delaney, an enterprising young man of sixteen, determined to make a better life for himself, his younger brother and his struggling single mother. Upon winning a scholarship to university, Ryan must still find a way to raise money. Starring: Greg Spottiswood, Zachary Bennett
Based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel, Emily of New Moon is the brilliant story of a free-spirited, orphaned girl, whose vivid imagination, passion to write, and romantic nature clash with her strict adoptive family. Starring: Martha MacIsaac
Young Lukas Bienman, an indentured servant in 19th century Prussia, witnesses a murder by the ruthless Count who frames Lukas’ father for the crime. After helping his father escape, Lukas flees with the Count’s sister and her beautiful daughter Ursula to Canada, the home of his estranged grandfather. Starring: Zachary Bennett, Gema Zamprogna
Twelve-year-old Christopher is resentful when his mother marries the man responsible for the accident that killed his father. Christopher becomes withdrawn and turns to a wild black pony for comfort. His mother does not approve of this relationship until the horse saves Christopher’s life. Starring: Marilyn Lightstone, Art Hindle, Josh Byrne
The poignant story of one woman’s overwhelming faith in her talented but emotionally defenseless sister. Strong willed Fanny (Amanda Plummer) nurtures and protects Rosetta (Megan Follows) from their vain and controlling mother Regina Basilio (Teresa Stratas), a faded opera star. Regina is blind to Rosetta’s exceptional musical talent, refusing to accept that anything exists behind the surface of her autistic daughter. Starring: Megan Follows, Amanda Plummer, Teresa Stratas