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The Nancy Drew TV show on the CW has launched season two. Are you watching? Don’t give me any spoilers – I haven’t had a chance to see the new season opening episode.
On a side note, I have been really enjoying The Hardy Boys show on Hulu! There is no pizazz about it, nothing sparkly or crazy, or eye-catching about it. BUT, it is good old classic detective work done by two brothers who very much act like the Frank and Joe I know in the Nancy Drew Games and the The Hardy Boys books. Set in the 1980s, this removes the modern technologies we know to use these days, like cell phones and computers. The boys must use their own eyes, follow up on real leads, question people for information, snoop, sleuth, chase and trap villains, and more! While there are a couple of differences in the Hardy canon, these differences don’t bother me too much. Joe Hardy is twelve in the show, instead of 17 like in the books, yet he is bold, brave and totally acts like Joe. Personally I would have switched Phil and Chet’s characters because Chet in the books was the character with all the interesting hobbies and has great enthusiasm. Also in the books was Biff Hooper, another of the Hardy’s guy friends. In the show it is a girl Joe’s age. Her real name is Elizabeth but when she was little, she cold only pronounce her name as ‘biff. Which is super cute.
Anyways, what adventures would you like to see Nancy and/or the Hardys encounter this new year?
-Little Jackalope (Calina Herman)