on 27 December 2007
The Dick van Dyke Show is one of TV's greatest sitcoms. The writing was fantastic. Each of the main characters was very talented and remarkably funny in their own way. Morey Amsterdam and Rose-Marie had been entertainers for decades before this show and it tells. Dick and Mary were fantastic dancers and when they do cut loose, it's an absolute joy to watch. And there was a chemistry between Dick and Mary that made this show believable and fun to watch. The show never 'jumped'. Somehow, the writers always came up with fresh and interesting ideas for story lines and the show is as fresh today as it was 45 years ago. The episodes just don't seem dated (only Rob wearing a suitcoat and tie everywhere are out of place today). Finally, this show is about REAL people. It's not slapstick or unbelievable nonsense. Yes, reality does get stretched once in a while, but, by and large, the viewer can believe and even relate to the story.
All in all, this is a GREAT show. Get it and watch it--it will bring you hours of fun and pleasure. Great fun for the whole family.