Mysteries of Laura (2014-?)
A single mom NYPD homicide detective cracks case after case while raising wild twin boys and locking horns with her less than helpful police detective ex-husband.
This is weird, but I’ve been looking forward to watching this show. Ever since I found out it was from the same production company as Arrow and Flash, etc… I wanted to try it out. Months ago one of those Netflix lists that says what’s coming and going said that it was going to be added, but it never showed up. It wasn’t until this month that during one of my random searches it appeared. I devoured the first season and wanted to watch the second, but could only find the last five episodes online. No idea what’s going on with this show and it’s lack DVD/Bluray or streaming ability, but I really enjoyed it.
Laura, Debra Messing, is a working mom and I feel like she captures everything wonderfully. She’s very capable and smart and has a lot of common sense. Those qualities work great in a detective so she’s awesome at her job. She’s also disorganized and raising twin boys, so her life is a mess.
The show is almost wish fulfillment in that all those women out there that like to watch detective shows and think “I could do that” get to see it done every week. Laura’s life is far from perfect though so it’s not a total “I want that life” sort of thing.
Good side characters, like the case per week formula, love the insights into her home life, and really like the boyfriend.