Los misterios de Laura (TV Series 2009–2014) Poster

(2009–2014)

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7/10
Sometimes flimsy yet always entertaining
rvf35-117 April 2017
Detective Laura Lebrel bumbles her way through one case after another, one embarrassing accident or social faux pas after another, yet always figures out the mystery in the end. While the solution to the mysteries often stretches credibility, the likability of Laura and the rest of the cast that makes every episode enjoyable and entertaining.

"Los misterios de Laura" reminds me a lot of "Murder She Wrote," a lot of plots/resolutions a bit too flimsy, but you like Angela Lansbury and the character of Jessica Fletcher enough to forgive those shortcomings. Laura Lebrel has an everywoman charm that is easy to relate to. She is hopelessly clumsy, both physically and socially. She doesn't rely on CSI-style forensic evidence to solve mysteries. Nor is she a Sherlock Holmes-level genius. Instead, everywoman Laura just uses intuition and common-sense observation to figure out the key to mysteries nobody else seems able to solve.

Laura is helped by her trusty partner, incorrigible lady's man Martin. When she occasionally steps out of bounds to investigate a case, her boss, who also happens to be her ex-husband, always has her back. And on the home front, Laura's meddling busybody mother and two mischief-making identical twin sons make sure that Laura always has her hands full off-duty.

Laura is a normal if somewhat kooky person with a normal if somewhat kooky life who happens to have a tremendous gift for crime-solving. Sometimes the mysteries and their resolutions are great, sometimes they're a bit far-fetched or too pat, but the show is always fun, regardless.
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