Emily of New Moon

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  • TV-G
  • 1998
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.4  (516)

Emily of New Moon is a Canadian television drama series that aired on CBC from 1998 to 2003. The show is based on the book series by L.M. Montgomery, who is also the author of the popular Anne of Green Gables novels. The series follows the life of Emily Starr (Martha MacIsaac), an imaginative and independent young girl who goes to live with her relatives on Prince Edward Island after her father’s death. Emily is determined to become a writer, and the series explores her struggles as she tries to achieve her dreams while navigating the challenges of growing up.

Throughout the series, Emily faces a variety of obstacles and triumphs. She forms close bonds with her aunt Elizabeth (Susan Clark), who encourages her love of writing, and with her friends Ilse (Sheila McCarthy) and Teddy (Kyle Labine), who share her love of adventure and storytelling.

Emily also has to contend with more difficult relationships, including those with her strict Aunt Laura (Martha Henry) and her troubled cousin Jimmy (Shawn Roberts). In addition, she faces institutional sexism as a young woman who wants to pursue a career in writing, and the series examines issues of gender, class, and identity in early 20th century Canada.

Despite these challenges, Emily remains determined to succeed as a writer, and her passion and perseverance make her a compelling heroine. The show is known for its strong female characters, nuanced portrayals of family dynamics, and evocative setting on Prince Edward Island.

In addition to MacIsaac’s standout performance as Emily, the show features a talented ensemble cast, including some of Canada’s most respected actors. Susan Clark gives a nuanced and heartfelt performance as Aunt Elizabeth, while Martha Henry brings depth and complexity to the role of Aunt Laura.

The show also features some of Canada’s most scenic landscapes, as the characters explore the rural beauty of Prince Edward Island. The setting is an important part of the show’s appeal, and the series is known for its nostalgic evocation of a simpler time and place.

Overall, Emily of New Moon is a heartfelt and engaging family drama that explores themes of love, loss, and identity. The series resonates with viewers of all ages, and it remains a beloved classic of Canadian television.

Emily of New Moon is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (46 episodes). The series first aired on January 4, 1998.

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Seller Of Dreams
7. Seller Of Dreams
June 6, 2000
Overjoyed at finishing her first book she goes to see Teddy to see what he thinks of it. Only he breaks her heart when he is brutally honest about it bringing back memories of Dean Priest. Emily then falls down the stairs and remembers back through a series of flashbacks the moments in her life that have shaped her future.
6. Away
June 4, 2000
Emily is feeling as happy as can be and has been writing for weeks and sending her work off. As she is waiting Rhoda takes off with Emily's mail before she gets a chance to see it. She does this for a while as Emily is receiving acceptance letter and money cheques from a New York publisher Thelonius Grand. Her plans goes astray when the publisher days that he is coming to the island to meet Emily. It all comes out in the end although Rhoda nearly pulls off the scam only to have Emily give her a gift. Ian also leaves New Moon and is believed to have committed suicide. He gave his rights up to Laura for New Moon and she is left to raise Margaux's son.
Weight Of The World
5. Weight Of The World
June 4, 2000
Jack is still trying to make a go of his fox hunting business and talks Cousin Jimmy into being a partner after he doesn't know how else to pay for Emily's fees; not to mention that Aunt Laura is pregnant. While the fox business turns out to be very profitable, the dreams of being rich get Emily's imagaination going into overdrive meaning a hard lesson to learn.
Too Close To The Sun
4. Too Close To The Sun
June 1, 2000
Perry returns to Blair Water only to be leaving shortly to fight in the Boer War. Other strange occurances are also going on with a love letter finding its way to Cousin Jimmy and a stranger coming to town.
A Bill Of Divorcement
3. A Bill Of Divorcement
March 31, 2000
The family is whole again when Jimmy returns home. Laura still wants a divorce but Ian Bowles returns and he now owns a share of New Moon. Emily comes up with the idea to marry in order to pay for Aunt Laura's divorce so she can retain rights to the farm. She tries to become a mail order bride. While she is writing it Teddy arrives, at first she ignores him, but when he climbs up to her window they go outside to talk.
Taming Of Ilse Burnley
2. Taming Of Ilse Burnley
May 30, 2000
With her father's wedding approaching fast, Ilse is resenting the fact that she will have a step-mother that isn't Laura. She isn't about to let her father forget the fact that Laura and Iris are two different people.
Rites Of Passage
1. Rites Of Passage
March 29, 2000
Emily is feeling very insecure with her future as she begins to take the entrance exam for college hoping to get the scholarship - which Ilse and Teddy are also trying to get. On the way to exam they meet Jack and Emily pays for him to do the exam as well. Ilse tries to play matchmaker to get Jack and Emily together so she can go after Teddy. While in the exam Rhoda arrives late and isn't aloud to so the exam, she decides to let Emily's horse loose. Jack ends the exam early to go and catch it for her. On the way home Ilse falls asleep when they stop for a rest and wakes up in time to see Emily and Teddy kiss.
Where to Watch Emily of New Moon
Emily of New Moon is available for streaming on the CBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Emily of New Moon on demand at Amazon Prime, Hoopla and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 4, 1998
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (516)