Opinions are mixed on CW's Nancy Drew series that has been in production since 2019. I like the show, even though it is very different from the books. Other fans dislike it because of how different it is.
When the Nancy Drew series premiered, fans became quite upset since Nancy had sex in the opening scene. It didn't help that the show pivoted hard to supernatural almost immediately. Many fans were quite unhappy.
The new Tom Swift series will premiere on The CW on Tuesday, May 31, at 9/8c. Like CW's Nancy Drew, CW's Tom Swift will be extremely different from the books.
The summary of the first episode is as follows.
As an exceptionally brilliant inventor with unlimited resources and unimaginable wealth, the devilishly charming TOM SWIFT is a man who many men would kill to be, or be witha man with the world in the palm of his hand. But that world gets shaken to its core after the shocking disappearance of his father, thrusting Tom into a breathtaking adventure full of mysterious conspiracies and unexplained phenomena. On his whirlwind quest to unravel the truth, Tom finds himself fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale cabal hellbent on stopping him.
Reviews of Hulu's Hardy Boys series by fans have been pretty good. Of the three series, it is the one that is closest to the books. The main complaint that some fans have is the age difference between Frank and Joe. That the main complaint is the age difference means that the Hardy Boys show does not upset fans like the Nancy Drew show does. If the Nancy Drew and Tom Swift series are not to your liking, please give the Hardy Boys series a chance. I would love to see it come back for a third season. If you have never subscribed to Hulu, you can get a free trial.
If you do get Hulu, also consider watching Only Murders in the Building. The series stars Selena Gomez, Martin Short, and Steve Martin. Actual Hardy Boys books feature prominently in the early episodes of the first season. The show is worth checking out.
Only Murders in the Building will be back for a second season in late June.