Harriet the Spy

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  • TV-G
  • 2021
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.8  (229)

Harriet the Spy is a revamped and modernized adaptation of Louise Fitzhugh's 1964 children's book of the same title. It follows the adventures of an intelligent and curious 11-year-old girl named Harriet M. Welsch, played by the talented Beanie Feldstein, who is an aspiring writer and spy residing in New York City.

As her parents focus on their careers, Harriet retreats into her private world of observations in which she keeps a detailed journal about everything and everyone around her. Her journaling habit spirals out of control, and Harriet ends up alienating herself from her friends, with everyone feeling targeted by her candid writing.

Lacey Chabert plays the role of the self-assured and popular Marion Hawthorne, and Harriet's best friend in the series. They share a complicated friendship, which forms the backbone of the plot.

Jane Lynch plays Harriet's nanny, Ole Golly, a significant mother figure for Harriet. Ole Golly is preparing to leave New York City, and while Harriet and her nanny share a close bond, Harriet is unsure of her next step.

When Harriet's classmates find her journal, it sets off a chain of events that sees her seeing her world from an entirely new perspective, including the relationships with her friends and family. At a time of change and uncertainty, Harriet must find a way to navigate through these challenges and find true friendship and acceptance.

As Harriet unravels the truth, she meets new characters, including Roger, the boy across the street, and the four-legged, furry Maeve, who brings a much-needed dose of comic relief with her numerous accidents and antics.

The show is a fresh take on the original source material and is meant for children but appeals to both adults and children alike. It is a wonderful family series, bringing humor, intelligence, and warmth to the characters and stories.

Beanie Feldstein is captivating as the quirky, humorously sassy, and empathetic Harriet, adding a depth and dimension to the character that resonates with the show's viewers. She portrays Harriet as a curious and adventurous girl who wants to find a place in the world while also remaining true to herself.

Lacey Chabert's performance is also noteworthy, as she showcases tremendous range in playing both the heroine and the antagonist in the series. Her character, Marion Hawthorne, drives much of the conflict and tension in the show, but Chabert's performance makes it impossible to hate her.

Jane Lynch delivers a fantastic performance as the nurturing, wise, and all-knowing Ole Golly. She acts as the voice of reason in Harriet's life, reassuring her in moments of self-doubt and offering sage advice when she is faced with difficult choices.

Overall, Harriet the Spy is a wonderful adaptation that captures the spirit of the original book while delivering a fresh and engaging take on the story. The show is filled with colorful characters, humor, and heart, making it a must-watch for anyone who loves a good coming-of-age story.

Harriet the Spy is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on November 19, 2021.

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Harriet the Writer
10. Harriet the Writer
May 5, 2023
After Harriet makes an unexpected discovery, she comes up with a plan to right her wrongs.
I Am the Onion
9. I Am the Onion
May 5, 2023
With the notebook causing quite a stir, Harriet hopes a backyard trial of her peers will prove her innocence.
Everyone Hates Me
8. Everyone Hates Me
May 5, 2023
The fallout from her private thoughts becoming public leaves Harriet fighting to repair her friendships--and for the return of her notebook.
The Age of Harriet
7. The Age of Harriet
May 5, 2023
Harriet's dream of creating a post-Ole Golly life is shattered when her notebook falls into the hands of her nemesis: Marion.
The Walrus and the Carpenter
6. The Walrus and the Carpenter
May 5, 2023
When Ole Golly announces she and Mr. Waldenstein are getting married and moving to Montreal, Harriet tries to change her mind.
Ole Golly in Love
5. Ole Golly in Love
May 5, 2023
While Harriet's parents are out, she and Ole Golly join Mr. Waldenstein for a movie date. But can they get home before Harriet's parents do?
Lucky Penny
4. Lucky Penny
May 5, 2023
Sport joins Harriet for a local scavenger hunt. But when he brings his good-luck charm to improve their chances, Harriet is skeptical.
World of Tomorrow
3. World of Tomorrow
May 5, 2023
At the world's fair, Harriet meets a 14-year-old photographer who's unsure of his future--but shows Harriet how to cherish today.
It's My Party and I'll Spy If I Want To
2. It's My Party and I'll Spy If I Want To
May 5, 2023
The Welsch family attends a neighborhood party where Harriet is determined to find out why the Robinsons are so boring.
General Mouthwashington
1. General Mouthwashington
May 5, 2023
When Harriet loses her last--and favorite--baby tooth, she struggles with saying goodbye to her babyhood.
Where to Watch Harriet the Spy
Harriet the Spy is available for streaming on the Apple TV+ website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Harriet the Spy on demand at Apple TV+.
  • Premiere Date
    November 19, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (229)