Within this CW teen melodrama set in Maine is a tremendous loss of innocence and idealism that had previously characterized Nancy Drew.
We open up with a mysterious death in 2000 of Lucy Sable, aka the Sea Queen (it was murder), that’s entered Horseshoe Bay’s legendry. The Sea Queen is now a ghost that haunts the town, and now Nancy.
Here, we find that Nancy has closed herself off from friends and family after her mother had died from cancer. Nancy is secretly hooking up with Ned “Nick” Nickerson (soon to be revealed as an ex-con whom her father defended), and is merely existing while working at a diner for “George,” a one-time school chum, alongside Bess (who has secrets of her own). Her father has buried himself in work, and sought comfort in the arms of a family friend. Meanwhile, as the town celebrates something or other (Homecoming?) the wealthy wife is murdered outside the diner, and Nancy, and her associates, are now suspects of the local police chief who resented all the times Nancy had done his job for him.
And hijinks ensue.
Now to prove her innocence, Nancy must investigate TWO murders, uncover the secrets of her associates, and compete with a police chief holding a grudge, all while resenting her father and the secrets he kept from her, and deciding whether or not to trust her lover, all while haunted by the spirit of the Sea Queen.
Had it not been called Nancy Drew, I’d consider that the CW came up with something interesting … but as it is, I may or may not follow it.
the G-man Himself
Edited by G-man, 10 October 2019 - 08:16 AM.