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


Season 1
The Mysteries of Laura

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 51


Audience Score

User Ratings: 210
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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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Tv Season Info

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 (51) | Top Critics (26)

If "Writing a Terrible TV Show 101" was a real college class, The Mysteries of Laura would be its textbook.

Aug 27, 2019 | Full Review…

The first episode of "The Mysteries of Laura" moved at a nice breezy pace and there was promising interplay between stars Debra Messing and Josh Lucas as estranged NYPD homicide cops with mischievous twin sons.

Aug 27, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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…

Nothing flows together, the main character is abrasive, the suspects are all caricatures, the frequent plugs for a certain big box store are clumsy even by the standards of modern product integration and nothing in it works.

Aug 27, 2019 | Full Review…

The Mysteries of Laura is nothing. It's a "nothing" a show. Designed to do nothing. If you're a Debra Messing fan, then here she is. Have at it.

Aug 27, 2019 | Rating: 2/10 | Full Review…

The Mysteries of Laura could be a fun, light cop drama if it weren't so bad at just about everything else.

Aug 27, 2019 | Full Review…

You will be stunned at the level of badness, from the slopping editing to the bad writing. You will not be able to look away or keep from laughing.

Aug 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1

  • Sep 23, 2017
    I love this show. It is super funny. The minute I hit play I am hooked. I watched both seasons several times I just can’t get enough. I wish they would do a 3rd season. Despite of what people are saying was suppose to happen I want to see it with my own eyes. So directors and cast if you reading this please reconsider doing one more season with a better ending. More of a happy ending instead of leaving the hanging. Thank you! Your Fan L. O.
  • Apr 29, 2017
    Love this series. Clever, witty, and well acted. Disappointed that it was cancelled.
  • Jan 30, 2017
    Sad they canceled it. Enjoyed it
  • Aug 18, 2016
    I liked the Mysterys of Laura it was a decent show to watch it was funny I am so tired of reality shows drama tits and ass that's all you see anymore the bachelor the bachelorette and the big brother shows why even bother to watch tv it's all about sex anymore we need more shows like Laura it had a little romance a little comedy and a little family life BRING IT BACK NBC
  • Mar 12, 2016
    Love the nanny; be great to see more of her if they bring her back. They shouldn't have killed off the captain. And a mehh to the new fiance. Also really bad ending to Tony... Debra Messing's character is not cruel, and that was. sigh. Oh, the dad is too stereotyped... but the sister shows some promise. Max is great (but ah a tad over the top, no? Give him something real to do.)
  • Jan 26, 2016
    Good wholesome entertainment. As a non working and then working mother of 4 I thought the depiction of a working mother and of family homelife pretty good. Great to see no gore or naked body parts. Your critics ratings reflect what's wrong with the entertainment industry. Only extreme violence or /and raunchy sex and foul language gets a nod. This show has a tongue in cheek approach with appealing characters and decent stories.
  • Jan 06, 2016
    Out-of-date, out-of-touch schlock. The worst parts are the stereotypical woman/mom jabs and jokes. As if the spindly Debra Messing is actually an out of shape and over weight woman who can't fit into her long-lost pair of skinny jeans, which weren't even in style before she became a mom. Also, all the age shaming thrown at her character is disgusting and absurd considering Messing always looks gorgeous. I'm disappointed that the audience score is so high on here because it's crap with a warped sense of reality.
  • Jan 03, 2016
    I thoroughly enjoy this show.
  • Dec 11, 2015
    I love this show. It reminds me of Psych. I loved Debra Messing in Starter Wife and Smash. I really hope she gets back with her ex.
  • Oct 21, 2015
    Horrible show. Why do all TV female cops (including the overrated SVU's Mariska Hagtoday) wear show-girl type make up and hair? Absolutely ridiculous. Look at real NYPD female cops.

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