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Nancy Drew 

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Young Nancy Drew makes plans to leave her hometown for college after high school graduation, but finds herself drawn into a supernatural murder mystery.
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Kennedy McMann ...  Nancy Drew 19 episodes, 2019-2021
Leah Lewis ...  Georgia 'George' Fan 19 episodes, 2019-2021
Maddison Jaizani ...  Bess Marvin 19 episodes, 2019-2021
Tunji Kasim ...  Ned 'Nick' Nickerson 19 episodes, 2019-2021
Alex Saxon ...  Ace 19 episodes, 2019-2021
Riley Smith ...  Ryan Hudson 19 episodes, 2019-2021
Scott Wolf ...  Carson Drew 19 episodes, 2019-2021
Alvina August ...  Detective Karen Hart 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Stephanie Van Dyck ...  Dead Lucy / ... 12 episodes, 2019-2020
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Young Nancy Drew makes plans to leave her hometown for college after high school graduation, but finds herself drawn into a supernatural murder mystery.

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There's a close-up shot of a street sign that says River Heights Drive. In the books, River Heights was the name of the town where Nancy Drew lived. See more »

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Au contraire!
22 June 2020 | by themoriartymethodSee all my reviews

Before I watched this show, I did a quick google search, so naturally I saw the relatively average rating and assumed this was going to be another hard pass for me, as I have been entirely disenchanted by shows like Riverdale and Sabrina.

Still, mine is something of a Nancy Drew household. I've enjoyed the books, so to did my parents (my father for example, is a rather cautious driver, and often paraphrases lines such as "Nancy drove as fast as the law would allow").

I'll admit, the first episode didn't do much for me, and I've never been a fan of gratuitous sex scenes. I'm not a fan of gratuitous anything, really. If you can't fill your time slot without padding it with excessive softcore or sweeping drone shots with some popular for five minutes song, I figure you should probably take a few writing courses. This is where Nancy Drew 2019 loses a star from me - the first few episodes especially seem to have rely on padding.

Many of the criticisms I've seen posted here are invalid as far as I'm concerned. With the exception of one of the actors in the main cast (it's Nick. Dude always looks confused. Someone tell the directors to help him with his facial timing), I was completely enchanted by the portrayals and especially the character development. It is an absolute treat watching the comradely of the characters grow, and the way that the characters are written in the later episodes allowing them all to be individuals.

Nancy's character in particular is flawed, and I mean that in the literal sense. Her character arc is sprinkled with changes, and at no point does she come across as helpless or anything else. Despite her character's problems, she comes across as capable, whip smart, and independent (perhaps at times and to the benefit of the scrip, independent to a fault). Several times she sarcastically makes comments that are clearly "feminist"; but nothing that I would qualify as being "agenda pushing". Nancy is a strong female character, but not without flaws, and that's something that a lot of stories could learn from.

The show does not try to be edgy, like some people have claimed - at least not in the sense of most modern shows. While the "old" Nancy Drew may have solved mysteries that are somewhat "quaint", this version deals with more serious mysteries (murder, folklore, etc.) - which I think is fair treatment for the character. Nancy Drew has had several adaptions that hold truer to the books - this series is more of a look at what Nancy could be as an adult. While it is a "teen" show, the character is 18-19 - so yes, an adult, though a young one. This gives more room to explore new subject matter. At some point, Nancy Drew was going to be a grown up - and I'm enjoying the ride.

The series also makes several nods to the books and fans of the series who aren't expecting a female character from the 1930s in a show taking place in the 2010s will probably enjoy the easter eggs. For example, there is a hidden staircase (and a shot that mimics the cover of the book), a secret involving an old clock, Hannah Gruen being a "keeper" of sorts, and the high school named after the author Carolyn Keene.

I can honestly say I am very excited for season 2, and hope they are able to maintain the quality of season 1. I'd agree that the show gets off to a bit of a rough start, but pretty much from the second/third episode, it really is a treat, filled with twists and plenty of clues for viewers who are making guesses at the "whodunnit".

Enjoy the ride!


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