Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Many Faces of Nancy Drew




Miley has been on a Nancy Drew kick for the past 6 months or so. She's got the books and is creating her own mysteries. We even saw the movie Nancy Drew.  And I also found the really old black and white Nancy Drew movies based on the book.



So Miley and her friends liked the movie but the old black and white movies were not well received.
"Tell them they called Ned, Ted," Miley just whispered over my shoulder.

Yeah, they called Ned Ted and Nancy's dad was kind of scary; not at all like the polyester clad dad of the show I watched as a child. Bam! And then I remembered the Nancy Drew series I watched every Sunday after early service----I bet Miley would love those. OK I'll be honest I was tad disappointed when it was Nancy Drew and not Shaun Cas, I mean, the Hardy Boys.

 So I found the series on Netflix and they LOVE it all the way down to that cheesey music. I just watch the Miley and her friends in their PJs (tweens love slumber parties) sit glued to the screen and not a Disney star in sight! (Miley has even promised her friends we would watch 'The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula' for her birthday/mystery/slumber party in a few weeks.)

And I have to admit I really like it to. As an adult, I appreciate the acting on Nancy Drew show--don't laugh, she's really pretty good. The Hardy Boys-well come on, they were not hired for their acting ;) It also takes me back to Sunday morning, out of my dress and in some lazy shorts and a tee shirt with my sister. And if I shut my eyes, I swear I can smell my mom making breakfast. 

Well I've got to run--Miley is itching to watch 'The Ghostwriter's Cruise'.



11 comments:

HRH said...

I absolutely love this. We will have to try Hardy Boys when our boys get a bit older. Gilligan's Island, Leave it to Beaver, The Andy Griffith Show, and Gomer Pile all get airplay here. They are so stress-free after shows of today...

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

Oh, I loved Nancy Drew books. I neve knew there was a show. I'll have to look into it and remember it when the kiddos get older.

Beth said...
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Beth said...

I never got into Nancy Drew, I was the Babysitters Club. I wonder if they will come up with this series for TV (probably not the same quality as Nancy thoug) :)

Hope you are feeling better!

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Brian and Staci said...

I'm wondering if my boys will like The Hardy Boys?? Probably not at 6 and 3 mind you...but later? Who wasn't in love with Shaun Cassidy??? Kind of off the subject a little...but Connor LOVES dolphins and I'm actually looking for Flipper episodes, I think he would love it! Me too! Does this post mean you are feeling all better??!! Hope so :)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I cannot believe I got rid of my collection of every single Nancy Drew book.

The Hardy Boys? I was a Parker Stevenson gal myself.

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

What did she think of the Emma Roberts version?

mamachristina said...

My sister's and I used to love nancy drew, but i never new there was a show.

Well Behaved Krissy said...

I really enjoyed the Nancy Drew books and I love watching the old Hardy Boys movies too. :) Good stuff

Queen to my 3 Boys said...

I loved Nancy Drew!

A few years ago - before I knew the value of holding onto some things - I gave away a bunch of my old, yellow, hard-covered Nancy Drew books. I still kick myself.

I guess it's not all bad, though. I just don't see my boys enjoying them as much as I did. Ha!

McMommy said...

I really loved Nancy Drew books! My best friend and I growing up used to "play" Nancy Drew and follow mysterious footprints, etc. until we scared ourselves silly!