Nancy Drew: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
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Critics Consensus

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

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Critic Ratings: 28

66%

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User Ratings: 93
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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 9, 2019
2
Air date: Oct 16, 2019
3
Air date: Oct 23, 2019
4
Air date: Oct 30, 2019
5
Air date: Nov 6, 2019
6
Air date: Nov 13, 2019
7
Air date: Nov 20, 2019
8
Air date: Dec 6, 2019

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Critic Reviews for Nancy Drew Season 1

All Critics (28) | 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…

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

Oct 10, 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…

It just feels dreary.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Soapy revival of classic book character is mature, dull.

Oct 22, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | 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…

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…

I'm on board with all the ships the show has given us thus far, even though they come in small doses.

Oct 10, 2019 | Rating: 3.8/5 | Full Review…

This Drew is just dull.

Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…

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…

Audience Reviews for Nancy Drew: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    I love this show, just as good as riverdale! Keeps you on ur toes!
  • 6d ago
    I watched the first 5 episodes and can barely keep from dozing off. This show is so boring. Like a boat floating on a lake with no wind. It just sits there going nowhere.
  • 6d ago
    Has potential. Still watching
  • Nov 11, 2019
    The season starts amazing and I love the show no matter what. The cast is great, the storyline is great, and everything about it is great! I love Nancy Drew!
  • Nov 10, 2019
    Don't watch it if you expect the classic Nancy Drew you knew. Watch it if you love good mystery teen drama with a sprinkle of supernatural elements. Recommended!
  • Nov 02, 2019
    Not the greatest so far, but not so bad either.
  • Oct 30, 2019
    It is a mystery with a little supernatural thrown in on the edges. I liked it. The supernatural element makes it differentiates it from other mysteries.
  • Oct 26, 2019
    Though some adult content is present that makes it a bit cringy for those who read the books, the overall series is great. FInished 3 episodes and am totally hooked up. The plot is really nice and well written
  • Oct 25, 2019
    I've been enjoying this show quite a bit. I didn't know it was going to have a bit of a horror angle to it. Yeah, it's got your typical "pretty people soap opera" angle to it, but it is pretty well-acted and the story is interesting. Nancy can be sort of a brat sometimes and make you wish her dad could still give her a spanking, but I like her for the most part. I'm gonna stick with this show and see how the season ends.
  • Oct 24, 2019
    This show is beautifully written. While a lot of people are complaining about how it does not relate to the books, please give this show a chance. It is a totally new aspect of the character and a well though out story. People have been comparing this season to Riverdale season one. I disagree and believe the storyline is very unique. While it revolves around a murder mystery, the show has elements of supernatural and horror which makes it differ from the comparison. All of the actors I was blown away. This show has a talented cast with a several ranges of acting. The chemistry is off the charts with each character. There's really more to the show than people are not getting. Each episode has gotten better and better. The surprise endings and thrilling scenes will make you want to keep watching. This show should not be cancelled or marked as "CW trash". More people should watch this show. It conveys emotions and inner conflicts that you get to see play out. Plus Nancy's narration makes it a whole lot better because we hear her inside thoughts. I am begging anyone who reads this to watch every Wednesday on The CW @9pm or stream on the app the next day. It is well worth your time, the cast is GORGEOUS and incredible. The plot is well done and I hope this show will rise to the top. No matter what happens I hope people see that even though they took the name of Nancy Drew. Riverdale too ruined your classic sweet old Archie comics. So if that show can go on for four seasons, if supernatural can last 15 years. Nancy Drew can last a lifetime. Thank you for coming to my TEDTalk.

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