Nancy Drew: Season 1 Reviews

January 30, 2020
As if to apologize for last week's lackluster outing, Nancy Drew comes back swinging with "The Lady of Larkspur Lane..."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 11, 2019
All of which makes the new Nancy Drew a full-circle reminder that sometimes works that appear to borrow from what came before are actually reclaiming inspirations that these gifted to pop culture long ago.
October 17, 2019
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.
October 14, 2019
Based on the series premiere, Nancy Drew has the potential to be an addictive, gritty mystery. Both cases were set up on good footing, and there's more to the mysteries than meets the eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 11, 2019
It's utterly, cynically, comically predictable... And it's also pretty great.
October 11, 2019
I'm not thrilled about how we end here, but I'm holding out hope for a broader plan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 10, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 10, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 10, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.3/5.0
October 9, 2019
The dialogue in Nancy Drew is similarly cheesy, and, at times, forced and unnatural for the sake of explaining unnecessarily complicated plot developments.
October 7, 2019
If you like Riverdale and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The CW's Nancy Drew series should be just your speed.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
October 4, 2019
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.
October 4, 2019
With a reverence for the franchise's lore, a cast that's a delight to watch, and a surprisingly-layered mystery, Nancy Drew has all the makings of The CW's next big hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 3, 2019
Consequently, this new Nancy Drew lacks some of Riverdale's self-conscious extravagance, and embraces another (erstwhile) CW property that's recently come back into the spotlight: Veronica Mars.
September 20, 2019
There's nothing life-changing about the show, but it combines the most appealing elements of the increasingly off-the-rails Riverdale... in a way that's pretty satisfying.
July 19, 2019
Amidst all of the reboots, revivals, and adaptations, Nancy Drew is an iconic feminist character more than ready for a modern-day translation. Like Riverdale before it, the Nancy Drew pilot is confident and fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5