Last year, NBC came at the fall with "The Blacklist," a series smartly leveraging certain narrative trends (quasi-criminal genius seeking redemption) to showcase the talents of popular television star James Spader. The result? Bull's-eye.
This year, NBC opens on Wednesday with "The Mysteries of Laura," a series that also leans into a trend (the blurring of drama and comedy) with the hope of re-purposing the talents of popular television star Debra Messing. The result?
Well, how many points do you get for grazing the white part around the edge of the target?
Adapted from the Spanish television series "Los Misterios de Laura," it has a sound...