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‘Nancy Drew’ and Her Various Adaptations

Nancy Drew is a timeless tale of a young detective that has been around since the 1930s. She has been written by various ghost writers under the name Carolyn Keene. Then as years went on Nancy’s age has changed as well as her looks, i.e., the color of her hair from blonde to red. She has grown up throughout culture and has never been out of print, and now she’s on your TV screen.

In the TV show, which will be airing on the CW, Nancy is dealing with the aftermath of losing her mother, which caused her to stop being a detective. However, a crime happens outside the diner of where she works, and she’s the prime suspect. Now Nancy has no choice but to dive back into the world of sleuthing to clear her name.


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This isn’t the first time Nancy Drew has been adapted into a TV series. The first time was in the seventies, it was a show where she worked with the Hardy Boys. The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. The show lasted three seasons and by season three Nancy was dropped from the show and the focus was on the boys. There were more attempts that never went beyond a pilot and there were some movies, the most recent is the Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase that was released last year with a score of 67% from Rotten Tomatoes. Of course, there is also the 2007 movie with Emma Roberts, if you haven’t seen it you’re not missing much, but this new show is one you don’t want to miss. It has some Supernatural and even some steamy scenes with a familiar name, Ned Nickerson. If you’re a Nancy fan, then you don’t want to miss this.

Nancy Drew airs Wednesday nights at 9/8c on the CW


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