Frankie Drake Mysteries - A Fearless World in the 1920s!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Frankie Drake Mysteries (2017), Season One - A Fearless World in the 1920s!

There’s something glamorous about period dramas of a certain era. Maybe it’s the flashy autos. Or perhaps it’s the foreign concept of every night being designated for social engagements and dancing. Whatever the reason, it’s hard not to be swept up into the old fashioned worlds within.

Pretty much anything set in the the late 1800s - 1920s is, for me, worlds that fit this description. 

The feeling is no different with my current period drama find which is an underrated little series called Frankie Drake Mysteries.

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Frankie Drake Mysteries

When I discovered this series, not only did research reveal it's from producers of Murdoch Mysteries (hello, favorite bait!), it also had possibilities of being like Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Though it’s not the same as ‘Miss Fisher,’ Frankie Drake and her band of cohorts are uniquely their own kind of investigators.

Full of unique investigations and characters, this Canadian series is easily one of my latest favorites. With its jazz music and snazzy costuming, the sets, scenes and costumes dazzle. Of course, none of this mentions the characters, all of whom are equally as compelling and curious. It’s Frankie we get to know best, though her partner in crime Trudy has potential for a great backstory too (her family is adorable), and then of course, there’s Mary. Mary is the most cheated when it comes to discovering who she really is, but I adored her sweet personality and flustered aptitude.

Also, fun trivia fact for you, Lauren Lee Smith who plays the titular character once starred as Christy in the three film remake series.

(This post does contain affiliate links, which means – at no extra cost to you, I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase through a link. Read the disclosure page for details.) You can purchase a region 2 (U.K. region) DVD set on Amazon. 

The official review for this one can be found on Silver Petticoat, but in the meantime you can read a snippet below and then follow the links to read it in full. Head over there to let me know what you think of this one, or drop a comment below! Did you see Frankie Drake Mysteries? Do you want to? What’s your favorite 1920s era series or film? I look forward to chatting with you all!

I find “simple joy” in the discovery of a new period drama. Such was the case when I found this Canadian series called, Frankie Drake Mysteries. Knowing very little about it, I promptly tracked down the first season and settled in one evening to meet Frankie Drake and her mates. Continue reading on Silver Petticoat →

Photos: Shaftesbury / CBC


  1. I've never heard of the Frankie Drake Mysteries. I will look into this one. Thanks. :)

    1. They're SO much fun, Katie!! Enjoy. :)


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