Nancy Drew: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1
Nancy Drew

Critics Consensus

An appealing aesthetic and promising ensemble can't quite manage to liven up Nancy Drew, an overly broody and unfortunately bland mystery that follows too closely in the footsteps of the shows it aspires to be.



Critic Ratings: 26


Audience Score

User Ratings: 68
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Air date: Oct 9, 2019
Air date: Oct 16, 2019
Air date: Oct 23, 2019
Air date: Oct 30, 2019

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Kennedy McMann
as Nancy Drew
Tunji Kasim
as Ned "Nick" Nickerson
Scott Wolf
as Carson Drew
Alvina August
as Karen Hart
Leah Lewis
as George Fan
Maddison Jaizani
as Bess Marvin
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Critic Reviews for Nancy Drew Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (10)

While this series goes forth as a supernatural thriller approach to the Nancy Drew story, it doesn't go overboard with the supernatural element, realizing that less is more in this type of story.

Oct 10, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It's not there yet, it's really struggling, but you sense that it's got the goods somewhere.

Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…

So sure, a lot of Nancy Drew is silly and contrived and much too easy. Some of the teased-out plot developments are disappointing... Yet, it's a nice complement to Riverdale and, even with the ghosts, is still more low-key and less ridiculous.

Oct 4, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This fun new series... is infected by a dank, near-Gothic level of adolescent anxiety -- fans of Riverdale and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will be happy.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

If this installment is a sign of what's to come, those odds are looking up.

Oct 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This Nancy Drew feels a breath of fresh air in a TV landscape full of cookie cutter remakes and revivals. It may not be an original concept, but it's certainly an original spin on a franchise we already know and love.

Oct 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Nancy Drew did an excellent job reeling viewers in, making their spines tingle, and setting up multiple plot lines to be further explored throughout the season.

Oct 10, 2019 | Rating: 4.3/5.0 | Full Review…

This Drew is just dull.

Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…

The dialogue in Nancy Drew is similarly cheesy, and, at times, forced and unnatural for the sake of explaining unnecessarily complicated plot developments.

Oct 9, 2019 | Full Review…

What makes Nancy Drew's appeal span generations, however, aren't her relationships. It's the mysteries themselves... The first two episodes do not yet prove that this new drama has captured that very crucial aspect of the Nancy Drew legacy quite yet.

Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…

A slow-paced pilot with dialogue that's supposed to elicit a smile but instead falls flat.

Oct 9, 2019 | Full Review…

There are elements... that feel entertaining and nicely updated and the cast is decent, albeit extraordinarily CW-y. But somehow fiction's original teenage girl detective has been brought back to TV in a way that feels primarily derivative.

Oct 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Nancy Drew: Season 1

  • 2h ago
    The show could have been a great show if they had stuck to the Book which is still popular. It feels like they are trying to push an agenda rather than bring a popular character to life. They also through out Nancy's positive character which made her so popular in the books.
  • 2d ago
    Boring. Unconvincing. Sex is in.
  • 3d ago
    shows potential but needs work
  • 3d ago
    This show is nothing like the books. So if you're wanting to watch a show based upon the books than just skip this for it is nothing like them.
  • Oct 16, 2019
    If I could give it less than half a star I would. I was looking forward to this because of the books and the Hardy Boys series were a wonderful wholesome read/view. You have to add sex to bring in viewers really? You have sullied the entire series of books!
  • Oct 15, 2019
    Its really slow and boring. The books were full of interesting characters and stories but these ones are so obvious and shallow. Nancy's character is wrong too, she's not stupid or trashy like this!
  • Oct 15, 2019
    Great show!! On my DVR list!
  • Oct 14, 2019
    Love it! I can not wait to see how it grows as a show ❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Oct 14, 2019
    Great update to a true classic!
  • Oct 14, 2019
    I wanted to like this show, I grew up with Nancy Drew books, but before even the questionable acting is the fact that it was just plain boring. And stilted. I felt no excitement about the mystery and the quest to solve it. I'm really surprised by the rating for it here and all the comments about liking it because it has no agenda, lol. That's some pretty low standards for people who seem to claim they have high standards. Just proves even more that it's just trolls.

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