• Network: The CW
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 9, 2019
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Oct 3, 2019
    20
    Instead of seeming empowered and cool, the show is dreadful, putting far too much effort in giving Nancy and her world a darker edge. ... Shoddy attempt to remold her.
User Score
4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 11 out of 21
  1. Feb 14, 2020
    10
    This is one of my top 10 favorite new shows of 2019. I love how they mix mystery, drama, and horror all in one show. The writing and storylineThis is one of my top 10 favorite new shows of 2019. I love how they mix mystery, drama, and horror all in one show. The writing and storyline are phenomenal, I love all of the horror elements. The acting is excellent especially from Leah Lewis, Alex Saxon, Maddison Jaizani, Kennedy McMann, and Scott Wolf. The visual effects are outstanding especially Dead Lucy. Overall a pretty terrific first season. Full Review »
  2. Nov 1, 2019
    8
    Different than other adaptations of Nancy Drew, but I like where it's going after 3 episodes. Very different casting, interesting backgroundsDifferent than other adaptations of Nancy Drew, but I like where it's going after 3 episodes. Very different casting, interesting backgrounds on the characters.

    Too many people Pidgeon Hole adaptations to be true to the book. So you either have it in 1930's America, or you update it.

    The only thing I don't like is the location it is filmed. You can really easily tell that it's on the west coast.
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  3. MCE
    Oct 16, 2019
    1
    They destroyed the character of Nancy Drew for shock value and I find it repugnant. Everyone on the show is miserable and neurotic and NancyThey destroyed the character of Nancy Drew for shock value and I find it repugnant. Everyone on the show is miserable and neurotic and Nancy doesn’t even seem to any friends. It’s ridiculous. Furthermore, every teenager isn’t running around here having sex with everything that moves, so there was no excuse to inject meaningless sex in a less than 5 minutes in to the first episode. Modernizing a story does not mean including mindless promiscuity into it. I’m disgusted with the moronic professional critics not listening to the audience who say they don’t want this. Are they being paid? Do they have any taste? Was the point to make Nancy a miserable, licentious, and neurotic? Full Review »