From Melissa Hank of Canada.com:
Link: Frankie Drake Mysteries celebrates strong women
â€œWe sort of dive right into a case and into Frankie and Trudyâ€™s friendship. Weâ€™re not going to get a whole lot of backstory into how they became partners and how their friendship evolved â€” I think thatâ€™s going to slowly trickle in as the season progresses. But you will get a sense of their sisterhood.” Continue reading.
From Kelly Townsend of The TV Junkies:
Link: Frankie Drake Mysteries: 7 Reasons to watch the female-led series
â€œIt has elements of everything. The period aspect, the action-adventure aspect, the drama aspect, and the somewhat procedural aspect in that every episode the audience will know that thereâ€™s some conflict that needs to be resolved. It melds the best of all of these little worlds.â€ Continue reading.Â
From Tony Wong of the Toronto Star:
Link:Â The name’s Frankie, Frankie Drake, not Murdoch
“I donâ€™t think itâ€™s a show that necessarily shouts â€œHey, Iâ€™m a woman!â€ But history is something that is very present. But it doesnâ€™t overtake the storylines; itâ€™s not necessarily a main focus, but it is important. Frankie solves the cases that people donâ€™t want to touch or the police donâ€™t want to know about. But sheâ€™s doing it during a certain period in time where women are not equals.” Continue reading.
From Anne Brodie of What She Said:
Link: Thereâ€™s a New Trendsetter in Town: Interview with Lauren Lee Smith
“The creators of the show about this iconic, incredibly strong-willed rebellious character who in 1921 in unheard of. Yet it makes sense. It was such an interesting time for women. It was a time of liberation and females were standing up for themselves for the first time.” Continue reading.Â
From Bill Brioux of Brioux.tv:
Link: Review: Frankie Drake Mysteries
Frankie Drake Mysteries is not deadly serious like PBSâ€™sÂ Sherlock. It works best when it is played broad in every sense of the word. Thereâ€™s plenty of bounce in Episode One, with a jaunty jazz score accelerating the action. Continue reading.
From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:
Link: CBCâ€™s Frankie Drake Mysteries is fabulously fun Canadian content
AttentionÂ Murdoch MysteriesÂ fans, there’s a new detective on CBC and this one is better dressed and more adept with the cutting wit. Oh, it’s all still set in the Toronto of the past so there’s that comfort factor if you like the cozy period-piece shows. But this new detective is all wisecracks and fab outfits. No Murdoch melancholy here. Continue reading.