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Quietly judging you, CBS. But for a variety of reasons, these stories have proven perilously difficult to adapt for the screen. And one method clearly works better than the other. Nancy Drew jumps at the chance to create a completely new take on a classic heroine for modern audiences, acknowledging that their girl detective does and should look different than her textual counterpart.

So as to took a lot of perserverance I can tell you because, sadly, this series is simply not that able. Average acting, an odd mixture of stereotypical and totally unbelievable characters, a dreary pace, a surfeit of adolescent angst and obvious but failed attempts to create suspense are just a few of this series' problems. There are some truly ridiculous scenes and action devices too, things that would not happen in real life to actual people with functioning brain cells. A few of the characters are laughable after that badly acted - the oriental matriarch; the demented teen girl who, it transpires, is head of a Russian dynasty; the hapless international fugitive bandit who, by his own admission, looks really good in a wig. These are just some examples. One appeal who made me chuckle whenever he appeared was the gentleman who runs the local milk bar and is confidant and mentor to the area teens. Poor man's business must be going broke because none of the teens ever seem to pay designed for anything. His milk bar seems en route for do a roaring trade in be on fire detectors though don't most milk bars?? Other reviewers have noted the assessment to cast a man in his early twenties as a sixteen day old boy.

Add together your rating See all 3 adolescent reviews. What's the story? But they don't know that she was an investigative journalist who may have gotten tangled up with some very dodgy people. Their police detective father uproots them from their home in fantastic Dixon City named for the charge series' author's pen name Franklin W.

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