As I've mentioned here before, there are TV shows that I watch with my husband each week and a few shows we save to watch with one or the other of our sons. But I also watch a few shows on my own, at lunchtime - that's my "time off" each day to unwind. Many of my lunchtime shows are things my male-centric family doesn't want to watch with me (like Parenthood and Gilmore Girls), but I think they'd like this show if they gave it a chance.
As in any crime show,
each episode features a different case, and Laura and her fellow
detectives strive to catch the bad guys, usually with plenty of red
herrings along the way. I like Laz Alonso as Billy and Janina Gavankar
as Meredith, two of Laura's fellow detectives, but Max Jenkins as the
unpaid but brilliant assistant, Max, is my favorite. Along the way to
solving homicides, we see glimpses of the team's personal lives,
especially Laura's and Jake's.
While the crimes are serious (obviously, since they are murders), the show has a fun, light tone and plenty of humor. Fans of Castle and Bones will probably enjoy the combination of personal stories, cases to solve, and humor in The Mysteries of Laura (though it has far less gore than Bones!).
The Mysteries of Laura is now in its second season and is available on Hulu, with recent episodes available On Demand and at the NBC website.
Since it is a crime show, with each episode a different case, you don't
need to start at the beginning but can jump in anywhere and catch up
Check out the trailer for The Mysteries of Laura to see its unique mix of humor, warmth, and crime-solving.
What are your favorite crime shows?