I just watched the first episode of "Anne with an 'E'" on Netflix and maybe it's because I grew up with the books and the Megan Follows miniseries, but I'm really not enjoying it so far. In fact, I'm a little bit 😱 over what they did to my beloved Anne. I'm having a hard time accepting this darker, grittier Anne and I think the problem for me is that I don't go to Anne for that kind of story. I go to Anne when I want to feel brave again, when I need to remember that "tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it." I feel like this series is totally missing what I love about Anne which is her optimism, her resilience, her ability to maintain a good attitude despite her past and to be hopeful about the future. I love her kindness and how hard she tries at everything. I love her fierceness and courage. I love how she isn't defeated or ruled by her past. I realize that some people will love this new adaptation but frankly, it's just not my Anne. Does anybody else feel the same way? Or am I missing out and need to try and toughen out the rest of the series?