Mystery Girls

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 4.0  (954)

Mystery Girls is a comedy-mystery television series that premiered on FreeForm in 2014, starring Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling as former teen detective TV stars Holly Hamilton and Charlie Contour. The show follows Holly and Charlie as they reunite to solve real-life mysteries and relive their former glory days as teenage crime-solving icons.

The series begins with Holly working as a single mom and struggling to make ends meet. She is living a mundane life until an obsessed fan pulls her back into the world of crime-solving with the help of her former best friend, Charlie. Much to Holly's surprise, Charlie is now a menopausal housewife who has long forgotten her old career as a detective. However, after a push from Holly, she decides to join forces with her friend once again.

Throughout the season, Holly and Charlie uncover various mysteries, including a case involving a stolen diamond, a Hollywood producer accused of murder, and a haunted house. They frequently clash with the local authority figures, including the police chief, who often fails to take them seriously due to their former fame as TV detectives.

In addition to Garth and Spelling, the show features a talented supporting cast, including Miguel Pinzon as police officer Nick Diaz, Ryan McPartlin as Holly's ex-boyfriend, Adam Mayfield as Holly's boss, Jules Theodore as Charlie's husband, Larry Miller as the police chief, Richard Riehle as a Hollywood producer, and RuPaul as Charlie's makeup artist.

One of the main draws of the show is the chemistry between Garth and Spelling, who have a long history of working together. Their natural friendship and comedic timing shine through in each episode, making them a joy to watch on screen. The show also incorporates plenty of '90s nostalgia, as the characters frequently reference their former show and its catchphrases, which will certainly appeal to fans of their previous work.

The show's writing is light-hearted and comedic, with plenty of funny one-liners and physical gags to keep audiences entertained. However, it also manages to incorporate some nuanced character development, particularly with Holly, who learns to balance her responsibilities as a mother with her desire to solve mysteries. As the season progresses, we see her become more confident and assertive, proving that she still has what it takes to be a detective.

One of the show's stand-out episodes is "The Killer Returns", which features a guest appearance from Jason Priestley, Garth and Spelling's former co-star on Beverly Hills, 90210. The episode sees Holly and Charlie investigating a murder at a 90210 reunion party, which leads them to suspect Priestley's character. It's a fun nod to their past work together and adds an extra layer of nostalgia for fans of both shows.

Despite its many strengths, Mystery Girls only lasted for one season, with FreeForm cancelling the show in 2014 due to low ratings. Critics praised Garth and Spelling's performances, but felt that the show suffered from a lack of originality and failed to fully live up to its potential. Nevertheless, the show remains a fun and easy-to-watch comedy-mystery series, perfect for fans of Garth and Spelling's previous work or anyone looking for some nostalgic '90s entertainment.

In conclusion, Mystery Girls is a lighthearted and entertaining comedy-mystery television series that showcases the undeniable chemistry between Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling. While it may not have lived up to its full potential, it remains a fun and nostalgic watch for fans of the genre and the stars' previous work.

Mystery Girls is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on June 25, 2014.

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The Killer Returns
10. The Killer Returns
August 27, 2014
The ladies encounter a mysterious killer.
Death Rose
9. Death Rose
August 20, 2014
Holly's friend who is incarcerated is released.
Bag Ladies
8. Bag Ladies
August 13, 2014
The ladies are on a mission to retrieve a stolen purse.
Passing the Torch
7. Passing the Torch
August 6, 2014
When the stars of a Mystery Girls reboot disappear, Holly and Charlie become suspects and must find them to clear their name.
Sister Issues
6. Sister Issues
July 30, 2014
When Holly's seemingly perfect sister visits, Nick tries to boost her confidence by creating a fake case.
High School Mystery
5. High School Mystery
July 23, 2014
The girls go undercover where Holly went to school to stop a prank.
4. Pilot
July 16, 2014
Charlie and Holly are interviewed about their history together and how they became crime solvers.
Haunted House Party
3. Haunted House Party
July 9, 2014
The girls spend the night in a "haunted" house in an effort to prove it's not haunted at all.
Partners in Crime
2. Partners in Crime
July 2, 2014
Holly persuades Charlie to investigate a robbery ring. However, Charlie struggles to trust Holly's tactics, which involve looking for the culprits at a popular nightclub.
Death Becomes Her
1. Death Becomes Her
June 25, 2014
In the series premiere, a rumor is swirling that Holly is dead. The Mystery Girls go along with it and plan a fake memorial service in order to track down a provocative tape from their TV show days.
Where to Watch Mystery Girls
Mystery Girls is available for streaming on the FreeForm website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mystery Girls on demand at Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 25, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    4.0  (954)