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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 25, 2014
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: Former TV detectives Charlie Contour (Jennie Garth) and Holly Hamilton (Tori Spelling) team up once again to solve real life mysteries.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Jun 24, 2014
    The pilot is itself uneven, with the go-for-bonkers impudence of a live-action "Family Guy." But without it, Mystery Girls might be just another ABC Family-com for viewers who have aged out of Disney Channel and silly situations with sentimental topping for studio audience uproar.
  2. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Jun 25, 2014
    Spelling and Garth were and are [a real team]. Mystery Girls is silly, with broad humor, but the nostalgic appeal of these two broads being back together is no mystery.
  3. Reviewed by: Genevieve Valentine
    Jun 23, 2014
    Most of the show’s meta so far is an expected but amusing sketch of celebrity has-been-ism.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 25, 2014
    Mystery Girls has some fun with viewer knowledge of rumors of disharmony on the “90210” set (yes, Shannen Doherty gets a shout-out) even if it all plays to cat-fighting women stereotype. Spelling comes off both worse (she’s mistaken for a prostitute twice in the first 10 minutes) and funnier (she gets the best lines; Ms. Garth plays the straight woman).
  5. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Jun 25, 2014
    The show (co-created by Spelling) is standard-issue cable sitcom, with acting that's too broad (Garth is the exception here) and a laugh track that's loud and awkward.
  6. Reviewed by: Jeff Korbelik
    Jun 30, 2014
    A few more stabs at 1990s pop culture would go a long way in making this better.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Jun 24, 2014
    The writing is mostly painfully unfunny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Jul 3, 2014
    its funny and nice...easy to watch, exactly what you expect...maybe they need a little more mystery in order to be better..but still, its nice to see it Expand
  2. Aug 30, 2014
    At times reminiscent of "Will & Grace", but it is a very funny show, funny and enjoyable. Gradually we become attached to the characters and I can't live without this series! Expand
  3. Jun 25, 2014
    Good lord, this show is bad! I can't think of anything else to say. Damn, I need 150 characters -- is this enough? Let's just reiterate -- THIS SHOW IS REALLY BAD! Expand
  4. Jul 28, 2014
    Bad, bad, so very bad. Horrible acting, horrible plot lines. Tried two episodes, didn't even make it through the second one. Jenny Garth's talent is wasted and Tori Spelling is just a joke. Expand