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The Underrated CW Show Fans Wish Got More Credit

Each television network and streaming service has its own unique identity, and The CW is known for its soapy, over-the-top teen dramas like "All American" and "Riverdale," as well as comic book adaptations such as "The Flash," "Batwoman," and "Supergirl." As the flagship network of shows like "The Vampire Diaries" and "Supernatural," both of which were so popular that they spawned spin-offs, The CW is no stranger to success. Plenty of titles have come and gone over the years, although a few of their programs, like "Veronica Mars," "Gilmore Girls," and "Gossip Girl," were so well-loved that they returned with various reboots. 

Despite the network's many recognizable titles, there are a few shows that fly under the radar in comparison to their coveted counterparts. While "Riverdale" actors Madelaine Petsch and Lili Reinhart are hitting the red carpet at the Met Gala and "Supernatural" star Jensen Ackles is appearing on Season 3 of "The Boys", there are plenty of other shows that haven't skyrocketed to fame in quite the same way. In fact, there's one particular series in the network's extensive lineup that viewers think deserves more attention. Better get your magnifying glass out for this one, folks.

Fans think Nancy Drew doesn't get enough hype

Based on the popular book series, "Nancy Drew" follows the titular heroine, played by Kennedy McMann, as she seeks to unravel the truth surrounding a local legend in the fictional town of Horseshoe Bay, Maine. Along with her friends Georgia "George" Li-Yun Fan (Leah Lewis), Bess Marvin (Maddison Jaizani), Ned "Nick" Nickerson (Tunji Kasim), and Ace (Alex Saxon), the titular sleuth discovers the old case has connections to a present-day mystery.

The "Nancy Drew Mystery Stories" books have stood the test of time, selling over 80 million copies since the first book was published in 1930 (via NY Times). The CW series weaves supernatural elements and unorthodox crime-solving into a modern-day setting, delving into topics like romance, grief, and family. Featuring an interesting plot that expands on a beloved character, some fans wonder why the show isn't more popular.

"Why are people sleeping on this??" asked Redditor u/HarryPoppins719, who also said, "I just love this show so much and it's so well written and well acted and more people should be watching it." Meanwhile, u/Sailor_Chibi wrote, "It's the first CW show I've been interested in for a while." They went on to say that while they think other similar shows lean too heavily on contrived melodrama, "I find Nancy Drew has struck a good balance. I hope more people give it a try."

Critics haven't been as enthusiastic, with the series holding a 53% rating on Rotten Tomatoes from 30 reviews (via Rotten Tomatoes). In any case, "Nancy Drew" has plenty of time to get more viewers now that it's been renewed for a fourth season (via Variety).