The Hardy Boys

The Hardy Boys – In Plain Sight

by Alan Rapp on June 10, 2021

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The Hardy Boys - In Plain Sight television review

As Frank (Rohan Campbell) and Callie (Keana Lyn) take part in the unorthodox testing for Rosegrave Preparatory School, Joe (Alexander Elliot) and Biff (Riley O’Donnell) attempt to learn something from the piece of fabric left behind at the brick factory. Only the final test of the day is notable, both for earning the pair acceptance to the school and in what Joe stumbles upon in their search. Each of the Hardy Boys learns something important as Frank discovers a hidden door in his Gloria‘s (Linda Thorson) house during the testing with ties to the symbol his mother was investigating, and Joe discovers the fabric left behind likely came from the coat of a police officer. Frank also meets his mother’s high school sweetheart who may be able to provide some information about when his mother’s search began.

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The Hardy Boys – The Drop

by Alan Rapp on February 10, 2021

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The Hardy Boys - The Drop television review

Finally working together, Joe (Alexander Elliot) and Frank‘s (Rohan Campbell) decipher the odd code left behind by JB Cox (Atticus Mitchell) and lay in wait, hoping to force answers out of whoever comes to pick up the idol. “The Drop” marks the first episode of the series with the pair teaming up to solve puzzles, lay in wait, and sleuthing. Once they discover it’s the not-so-dead Tall Man (Stephen R. Hart) who is after the idol, the pair lay a larger trap with the help of Callie (Keana Lyn), Chet (Adam Swain), Phil (Cristian Perri), and a reluctant Biff (Riley O’Donnell).

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The Hardy Boys – Secrets and Lies

by Alan Rapp on January 14, 2021

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The Hardy Boys - Secrets and Lies

While the Hardy Boys have finally started sharing information, “Secrets and Lies” continues the trend of them working separately. It also reveals the the Tall Man (Stephen R. Hart) survived his electrocution. (Who is this guy, Wile E. Coyote?) The discovery of the thief’s tent on the beach leads to a frantic Joe (Alexander Elliot) scheming on how to steal evidence from the police station which might incriminate him. He ends up enlisting Biff (Riley O’Donnell) on his scheme, who does end up being a help (but not enough to get him out of the station without being caught). While the plot deepens the friendship between Joe and Biff, and provides a scenario where the Hardys could get their hands on a certain police file, there’s no reason to believe Joe was in any real trouble for his actions and what he does in this episode would be much more troubling that what he was trying to cover-up to avoid “kid jail.”

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  • Title: The Hardy Boys – Of Freedom and Pleasure
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The Hardy Boys - Of Freedom and Pleasure TV review

With each continuing to separately investigate different threads of the same mystery, the Hardy Boys hit the carnival in “Of Freedom and Pleasure” which offers the return of the Tall Man (Stephen R. Hart) and J.B. Cox (Atticus Mitchell). Frank (Rohan Campbell) gets a history lesson from the carnival’s psychic Anya Kowalski (Joan Gregson). Meanwhile, Joe (Alexander Elliot) discovers what the thief hid in his room, and even more importantly what was hidden inside the bust which somehow seems to improve Joe’s luck at carnival games and allow him to survive being pursued by the Tall Man. It’s only at the end of the episode that Joe and Frank come to realize they know things which could help the other, suggesting that we might finally see the Hardy Boys work together to solve the mystery about the odd artifact and how it relates to the murder of the boys’ mother.

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  • Title: The Hardy Boys – Where the Light Can’t Find You
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The Hardy Boys - Where the Light Can't Find You television review

“Where the Light Can’t Find You” follows up on the mysteries introduced in the show’s first episode as Fenton (James Tupper) leaves to look for a source who may know what his wife was working on that got her killed, only to run afoul of some mysterious figures. In Bridgeport, Joe (Alexander Elliot) has an adventure with Biff (Riley O’Donnell) helping out a thief (Atticus Mitchell) hiding out just outside of town after stealing a golden statue from an airplane while in flight. The man he stole the statue from is the mysterious Tall Man (Stephen R. Hart), the same odd character who Frank (Rohan Campbell) and his new pals Callie (Keana Lyn), Chet (Adam Swain), and Phil (Cristian Perri) run into while searching for Ern (Sean Patrick Dolan).

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