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The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1 (2014-2015)




Critic Consensus: Despite a talented cast, The Mysteries of Laura is dated both as a cop show and as a representation of single, working mothers.


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The premiere season of this police drama, which was adapted from the Spanish series "Los misterios de Laura," focuses on Laura Diamond (Debra Messing), a New York City homicide detective who perseveres through the daily challenges of solving murders, dealing with her boss and soon-to-be ex-husband, Jake Broderick (Josh Lucas), and keeping her rambunctious twin sons under control as a single mother. Messing reunites with Eric McCormack, her longtime "Will & Grace" costar, when he guest stars as her ex-boyfriend.


Debra Messing
as Laura Diamond
Josh Lucas
as Jake Broderick
Laz Alonso
as Billy Soto
Janina Gavankar
as Meredith Bose
Max Jenkins
as Max Carnegie
Charles Reina
as Nicholas Broderick
Vincent Reina
as Harrison Broderick
Meg Steedle
as Frankie Pulaski
Robert Klein
as Laura's Father, Leo Diamond
Robert Klein
as Leo Diamond
Ricky Paull Goldin
as Charlie Carazzo
Callie Thorne
as Capt. Nancy Santiani
Kenny Smith
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (24)

The Mysteries of Laura is a disasterpiece of the first order, a show so colossally wrongheaded, so cringe-inducingly terrible that one almost has to see it to believe it.

September 17, 2014 | Full Review…

The weakest element is the procedural, and because that's ostensibly why Mysteries of Laura is an hour long, it's a fatal flaw.

September 17, 2014 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Messing is most agreeable, hitting her comedy marks and credible as supercop.

September 17, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Mysteries of Laura... has really snappy writing. It's good enough, in fact, to make this hour quite entertaining, but only if you can put aside the show's overt artificiality.

September 16, 2014 | Full Review…

This series, which blends and bends genres, tries to balance sketchy character development with a sketchy tone, then ends with a payoff that's rushed and implausible.

September 16, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The home-life stuff, especially the misbehavior of the kids, is tough to take.

September 15, 2014 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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