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Mystery Girls

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Racy dialogue peppers silly but fun nostalgia comedy.

TV Freeform Comedy 2014
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Mystery Girls feels much like the show's creators made a last-minute decision to change from a cartoon format to a live-action one. The preposterous set-up is rivaled in outright silliness only by Spelling's over-the-top, frivolous character, but even she is routinely eclipsed by wacky Nick's (who's a no-brainer as the firm's superfluous assistant) ability to seize a scene. Garth's Charlie is the only level head in the bunch...that is, until she's easily pulled into one outrageous scheme after another by her carefree partner in crime. Oh, and the writing? It's pretty bad as well, marked by Spelling zingers such as, "Blood, fiber, semen -- lay it on me! Away from my face and hair if you can." Ouch.

What's really surprising, though, is that all of this matters less than you might think it would. This show is ridiculous and pointless yet manages to be fun, particularly for adults with fond memories of the ladies' Beverly Hills, 90210 days. Teens without that point of reference might not see the appeal, but nostalgia goes a long way in selling this otherwise obscure comedy series.

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