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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Air date: Sep 17, 2014
Air date: Sep 24, 2014
Air date: Oct 1, 2014
Air date: Oct 8, 2014
Air date: Oct 15, 2014
Air date: Oct 22, 2014
Air date: Oct 29, 2014
Air date: Nov 5, 2014
Air date: Nov 19, 2014
Air date: Dec 10, 2014
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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
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.

Sep 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.

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

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

Sep 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.

Sep 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.

Sep 16, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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The home-life stuff, especially the misbehavior of the kids, is tough to take.

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

Lands like a videocassette that just dropped out of the sky from a time portal.

Jun 8, 2018 | Full Review…

It's not a show that is going to change lives, but it might just give you a laugh on a Monday night.

Apr 26, 2017 | Full Review…

The real mystery of Laura is why Debra Messing would have chosen this particular adventure after the crash and slow burn of NBC's Smash.

Sep 17, 2014 | Full Review…

The Mysteries of Laura's biggest mistake is that it makes so many big mistakes that it's essentially a soulless jumble of today's Top 40 music, a former sitcom star in a bad role, and an underestimation of its audience. I do not like it one bit.

Sep 17, 2014 | Full Review…

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