Nancy Drew: Season 1 Reviews

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 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
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.
October 10, 2019
It's not there yet, it's really struggling, but you sense that it's got the goods somewhere.
October 9, 2019
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.
October 8, 2019
Given the degree to which "Nancy Drew" attempts to coast by on sheer attitude, it should come as no surprise that the mystery is fundamentally uninteresting and that Nancy's friends, in the show's first two hours, are undistinguished.
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
Teasing out the mystery does offer some hope of hooking an audience, but everything else about the series feels stale.
October 3, 2019
McCann has some presence - she's credible as the wised-up, slightly jaded, imperfect version of the spunky teenage sleuth - but there's a dullness to the ensemble; no one's striking sparks off one another.
September 24, 2019
As the kids are fond of saying, I don't know her.
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.