Laura Petrie is a classic television character performed by Mary Tyler Moore on the Dick Van Dyke Show from 1961 to 1966. Capri pants instead of dresses was a big risk on television in the ’60s – the wit and comedic charm of a character like Laura Petrie sculpted the path for TV characters for decades.

The reviews on this site are meant to bring forward the best in television of the 21st century from the perspective of someone with a broad background in media history. The homage to Laura Petrie on this site is as much personally meaningful as it is an appropriate voice for television critique.