Beloved children's books go darker in TV adaptation

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

"Nancy Drew" TV showFollowing a sneak preview of the fall lineup, a TV watchdog says a beloved mystery book series is being ruined by a dark TV adaptation.

Nancy Drew books have been a treasured reading going back to the 1930s and now TV network CW is rolling out a series that premieres Oct. 9.

Parents Television Network spokesman Dr. Christopher Gieldemeister tells OneNewsNow “Nancy Drew” is the “biggest disappointment” among the coming fall shows.

"Here's a property explicitly for children, has always been for children,” he notes. “[It] has been read by girls for almost 100 years, and nobody has ever had a problem with the fact that she was sort of 16 and she was innocent."

On a more positive side, Dr. Gildemeister says there are a couple of new family-friendly shows he recommends, incuding “Mixed-ish,” a prequel to the ABC show “Blackish.”

"It has a good message: don't judge other people just because they're different,” he says. “So there's a lot of humor and there's a nice, warm message behind it."

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