The Hardy Boys Review: This Dark 1980s Take on a Classic Will Leave You Satisfied

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Q: Do you recall the moment you knew you wanted to be part of the entertainment industry? I began performing when I was really young, and so for me, acting has always felt like an escape. Going to set always felt like I was part of some distant fantasy world, where there were no limits. No rules. Just a safe space to play and explore. Being introduced to acting so early on I think enabled me to have a very impartial view on what the business was. My character Callie Shaw is taken from the original book series but is totally her own person when we meet her. I learned so much from playing Callie, I tapped into a lot of what my own vulnerabilities were as a teenager, as a young woman trying to find my voice, and that allowed me to elevate where I drew inspiration from.

After that after watching the first episode, I have this to say as my general assessment: I was pleasantly surprised! To be honest, after seeing how things had gone with the CW's Nancy Drew show, I had braced myself to be disappointed by things in this Hardy Boys show. I just don't much trust modern versions of classic shows to do the source material justice. And there are some things I still don't akin to with this show. I don't actually get the point of changing the name of The Hardy Boys' iconic hometown.

Industrial by Steve Cochrane and Jason Boulder, this new and improved version of The Hardy Boys breaks away as of its predecessors and instead, takes arrange a more mysterious tone steeped acutely in the supernatural. Both are coast town mysteries with supernatural components, afterwards all. Most of the time, anyhow. It takes Campbell a bit longer to settle into the more straight-laced Frank, who starts out stiff after that unsure in his ability to bear a series.

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