The CW’s new teen mystery series “Nancy Drew” is far more CW than it is Nancy Drew. Despite the similar character names and occasional cheeky references to the original book series’s titles, there is not much carrying the iconic girl detective’s legacy in this gritty reboot.
If they push together the main judges further on into the season and figure out how to separate themselves from average music competitions a little bit more, “Rhythm + Flow” can jumpstart several careers and have a good Netflix run.
The main issue with the series is the lack of originality and unwillingness to push boundaries. With the vast collection of adult animation out there today, there’s nothing about this show that makes it stand out amongst the others.
This is the problem with serialized comedies on network television: With only 22 minutes of programming time to work with, what is the balance between telling us enough information to stay excited and curious and get us to watch again next week, while also satisfying our needs for plot development?