If you're looking for more mystery and suspense then season two of "The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries" may be for you! Season two of this classic 70's television series finds the three unlikely sleuths in fine form and up to the challenges that await them. Shaun Cassidy, Parker Stevenson and Pamela Sue Martin have returned for 22 more mysterious and thrilling adventures in season two and fans of this show won't be disappointed.
Season two contains a number of solid episodes but it's the two cross-over episodes entitled The Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew Meet Dracula / The Mystery of The Hollywood Phantom that really stand out in this season for me. Season two is also bitter sweet for fans of the show because it marks the end of Pamela Sue Martin as Nancy Drew as Janet Louise Johnson replaces her as Nancy midway through the second season. Once the change in Nancy's character takes place and Janet Louise Johnson takes over it becomes evident that this show will never be the same and the end for Nancy Drew isn't far behind.
Season two is a mixed bag when it comes to the quality of plots the actors were given to work with but if its nostalgia you're after then season two is definitely for you. The 70's were the best when it came to family entertainment and I can't think of any show on television today that families can sit and watch together. The 22 episodes included in this set are filled with mystery, suspense, adventure and pure fun for the whole family even if they're a little dated.
The quality of the picture and sound in season two is really decent and I'm glad I've added this DVD set to my collection. I don't remember seeing or hearing this show look or sound as good as it does on DVD. Finally Universal Studios has done something right and presented season two on 5 single sided discs with nice artwork and detail. The disc packaging and artwork are well done and Universal Studios should be commended for their efforts, all we need now is the final season to complete the series.
The Main Cast:
Shaun Cassidy.....Joe Hardy (34 episodes)
Parker Stevenson.....Frank Hardy (34 episodes)
Pamela Sue Martin.....Nancy Drew (21 episodes)
Janet Louise Johnson.....Nancy #2 (4 episodes)
Edmund Gilbert....Fenton Hardy (21 episodes)
William Schallert....Carson Drew (11 episodes)
DVD Episodes Include:
-The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula Part I
-The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula Part II
-The Mystery of King Tut's Tomb
-The Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom Part I
-The Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom Part II
-Mystery of the African Safari
-The Creatures Who Came on Sunday
-Strange Fate of Flight 608
-Nancy Drew's Love Match
-The Mystery of the Silent Scream
-Will the Real Santa Claus...
-The Lady on Thursday at Ten
-Oh Say Can You Sing
-The House on Possessed Hill
-Voodoo Doll Part I
-Voodoo Doll Part II
-Mystery on the Avalanche Express
-Arson and Old Lace
*Bonus Materials - America's Top Sleuth