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Frankie Drake Mysteries 

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The series follows Frankie Drake, a female private detective operating in Toronto in the 1920s.
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Series cast summary:
Lauren Lee Smith ...  Frankie Drake 36 episodes, 2017-2021
Chantel Riley ...  Trudy Clarke 36 episodes, 2017-2021
Rebecca Liddiard ...  Mary Shaw 36 episodes, 2017-2021
Sharron Matthews ...  Flo Chakowitz / ... 33 episodes, 2017-2021
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Frankie Drake Mysteries follows Toronto's only female private detective in the 1920s as she takes on the cases the police don't want or can't handle. Along with her partner Trudy, Frankie and the Drake Detective Agency take on cases of all shapes and sizes. From airplanes and booze running to American G-men, Communists and union busters, Frankie's fearless sense of adventure gets her into all kinds of trouble, but she always manages to find her way out. Written by AnonymousB

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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The episodes were shown in an entirely different order on the Alibi channel in the UK. See more »

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a good idea, but they could have done so much better
10 November 2017 | by jazfroSee all my reviews

I read the synopsis on IMDb, and I thought this could be a worthy Canadian answer to the very successful and enjoyable Australian series Miss Fischer's -same premise of a female private detective in the 1920s. Unfortunately, Frankie ain't no Phryne. The main character lacks the drive and personality one would expect from a female detective in an 1920s male dominated environment. Indeed, aside from very soft references to prohibition and slavery (in that order) the series appears to ignore the social references and culture of the times, and the aforementioned 1920s female detective appears to glide through unencumbered, except for the very soft and predictable love interest from the local news hack. Hardly believable, and only suitable for a kid's series. It's a shame, the period locations, sets and costumes were enjoyable, and the supporting cast was OK. But if the script and the main character are not up to scratch, then you can only produce a mediocre piece. CBC wasted their money on this one. Don't waste your time.


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Canada

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English

Release Date:

15 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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