Monday, September 10, 2018

Nancy Drew - Teenage Sleuth - Coming to the CW - Finally!

If At First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again! CBS, who has an option on Nancy Drew, has failed twice to secure a Nancy Drew pilot, thanks to ....

cough cough terrible concept choices cough cough

However, they're starting over with a new concept - the CW - and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who have created successful teenage dramas. Yes, you read that right, teenage. You know, like Nancy Drew! The concept sounds so intriguing. It's such an original idea- well, mostly original to Hollywood anyways, not to loyal readers of teenage sleuth Nancy Drew for generations since 1930

It's so brilliantly original, that it's surely bound to work, right? Stay tuned.....

If you can't tell, I'm quite psyched about it! Totally on board. I mean, Hollywood! Your Mystery's IT Girl has been under your nose all along - she's bold, brave, daring, independent, classy, smart and sophisticated. She's not flawed in ways that don't inspire us. She's fantasy entertainment. She's not bumbling, she's not a fish out of water, she's not an outsider on the fringe. She's a well-rounded well-liked girl and she is a mystery magnet. Romance is subtle. Mystery is her true love. These are the things that are beloved about her. So, stick with those characteristics no matter how modern the setting, and you can't go terribly wrong.  

Most important, Nancy Drew's got moxie and she gets things done - solving the most baffling of mysteries and she has motivated generations of girls and boys to better themselves. Including Supreme Court Justices like Sonia Sotomayor, who cites Nancy Drew as an influence. All the women who have been on the Supreme Court do. Go figure...

Who inspired Supreme Court Justices!? THIS GIRL did that - take notes Hollywood - here she is:

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