The Hardy Boys: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
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Episodes

Air date: Dec 4, 2020

Frank and Joe Hardy are relocated to the town of Bridgeport for the summer. They decide to uncover the secrets behind a family tragedy.

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Fenton leaves town to find the missing Ruper Khan. Joe passes on a message for a stranger and Frank and Laura pull a strange object out of the ocean.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2020

A spooky man locates Joe in the carnival, where a new item gives Joe a stroke of luck. Frank tries to discover why Laura was so eager to know about an old mine.

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Joe attempts to conceal his links to a criminal, but discovers his identity. While tracking Laura's investigation, Frank discovers his Grandmother is hiding something from him.

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Frank and Joe try to entice the buyer of a twice-stolen item, but end up being tracked. Some new members are welcomed into the team.

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Frank and Callie get to know one another while preparing to sit an examination for an elite school. Joe and Biff hide the lucky charm from a suspicious person. Fenton continues his search.

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Frank and Callie discover that Laura's investigation commenced while at high school. Joe tries to prove a connection to a local police officer.

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The boys go back to school, but Frank and Callie have different opinions of a newcomer. Frank discovers more about Laura as an old pal returns to trade information.

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Joe and Frank have a heart-to-heart with their grandmother, later finding something unexpected in her home. Meanwhile, Fenton comes across what he has been searching for.

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The boys push on in an attempt to discover more about the item at the center of the mystery. Frank and Joe's friendship is strained by a decision. Tensions between Chet, Callie, Frank and Stacy threaten to boil over.

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Cast & Crew

James Tupper
Fenton Hardy
Adam Swain
Chet Morton
Riley O'Donnell
Biff Hooper
Cristian Perri
Phil Cohen
Rohan Campbell
Frank Hardy
Bea Santos
Aunt Trudy
Linda Thorson
Gloria Estabrook
Rachel Drance
Stacy Baker
Alexander Elliot
Joe Hardy
Saad Siddiqui
Jennifer Hsiung
Frank Licari
Doug Murphy
Executive Producer
Mike Kiss
Writer
Steve Cochrane
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James Hurst
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Critic Reviews for The Hardy Boys Season 1

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

While thankfully more innocent than say the CW's sexed-up Nancy Drew and Riverdale adaptations, the show still wildly shifts in tone, seemingly caught in between a kids' detective show and something much darker.

Dec 7, 2020 | Rating: 6.8/10 | Full Review…

It could use some more twists and turns, and maybe a few additional wisecracks; nevertheless, in this new series, The Hardy Boys' magnetic appeal is intact.

Dec 7, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

There are so many shows The Hardy Boys is trying to be, from Supernatural to Stranger Things to Riverdale, and it succeeds at emulating none of them.

Dec 15, 2020 | Full Review…

The Hardy Boys would have deeply benefitted from a more surprising and complex conclusion, but the journey itself is the perfect deliverance of eerie nostalgia and fun moving puzzle pieces for an audience to solve.

Dec 9, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Hardy Boys has a lot of strong elements that it never makes full use of it. But if you can suspend your disbelief and don't mind the slow pace, you might be able to enjoy its cinematic B-level mystery.

Dec 7, 2020 | Full Review…

The chemistry between Campbell and Elliot will be enough to keep people tuning into this version of The Hardy Boys.

Dec 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Hulu's The Hardy Boys is a satisfactory viewing, and while it is not binge-worthy, it ensures that the adaptations remain strong in our pop culture.

Dec 3, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Hardy Boys: Season 1

  • 6d ago
    The show had a slow build but as it goes on it becomes an exciting, charming, sweet ride. The actors playing Frank and Joe are phenomenal. The 80's period is not shoved down our throats like other shows and movies. I wish there wasnt that awful CW Nancy Drew, because I would have loved to see what the creators of this would do with her. Heres hoping for season 2.
  • Feb 25, 2021
    Episode 1 - Yeah, this seems like a pretty nice "80's" old school mystery show, inline with the books I grew up with. Episode 2 - Still pretty ok, but it's turning into something else.. Episode 3 - OK - now we are in Scooby-Doo territory......
  • Feb 17, 2021
    Better than I expected. Even though characters are teenagers it didn't give off that TEEN SHOW feel
  • Jan 31, 2021
    While the acting and script in the Hardy Boys leaves a lot to be desired at times, the two leads are at their best when they're on-screen together, and the show does a great job of capturing the mildly vintage feel of the franchise.
  • Jan 03, 2021
    A refreshing, family-friendly show that's very enjoyable. My wife, 11 year old son, and myself all have enjoyed watching this show and I hope it continues. Very nice that there aren't any social agendas, vulgarity, or inappropriate situations.
  • Dec 11, 2020
    I WANT to like this sooo bad, but it took until the 4th episode to get decently good. I tuned into be scared. I think this was greenlit during a "what could be cool like Stranger Things?" meeting. It seems like very loose direction. I'm having a hard time believing they are even brothers. I tuned in for scares not family cares.
  • Dec 09, 2020
    I never read the books, but really enjoy this show. The acting is really good also..
  • Dec 09, 2020
    Oh yeah 4.5 too much for the show but this story had good run and I possible that season 2 will be great since they had lay out for that season just to make it good story and characters are ready also the actor . Hulu does have many too take a second chance but this worth it don't do mistake like Hulu did for little fires everywhere . But this show is charming and mistry many twist but you see that coming but some genus and some oh cool but overall series is must watch if it really coming for season 2 if not it will definitely not going to worth the time that much it needs to give .
  • Dec 07, 2020
    I wasn't sure how much I was gonna like it at first, but I love it! It's so good. Like yeah the age difference change is weird, but they still kinda felt like the Hardy Boys. I like the idea of Laura being more involved in the story, but I wish she didn't have to be killed to get it. Cause that's a little too close to "fridging" her, you know? And it's not overally edgy. Finally! I'm sick and tired of people thinking edgy means good writing, it's doesn't like 99% of the time. It's a bit darker but it maintained the Hardy Boys vibe. The teenagers also act like teenagers, it's a breath of fresh air tbh. The soundtrack is awesome, I wish I had all the clothes, and I am crushing big time on multiple people if I'm being honest. Callie, most importantly, was the Callie I always wanted. I can put the changes aside and say this is a Hardy Boys story. More importantly, it makes me wish that the CW never went near Nancy Drew. What they did was total crap, this is amazing. The second that show gets cancelled I want a Nancy Drew show made by this team, they could do it right. Not something that crams in half-assed references and calls it a day, something that can change the tone while maintaining the vibe. Most of the charactes are in character. It's fun! That's all I want from a show, it's not a boring-ass overly-dramatic overly-sexualized show. It's actually good and any drama feels natural. I can go on for hours, I love it. and Hulu if you're reading this, think about what I said with Nancy, PLEASE!
  • Dec 05, 2020
    If you think of it as an original show, it's pretty good. Interesting characters and a dynamic. Great balance of mystery, drama and a hint of comedy. However for a show about the Hardy boys there's not a lot of development of the relationship between the brothers, more like their individual storylines that happen to cross into each other, and the things do at times feel a little stretched out story wise.

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