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M*A*S*H on HULU

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14 minutes ago, dragonflies said:

So excited to finally be able to binge watch one of my favorite shows!!!!! 

 

https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/hulu-just-added-all-256-episodes-of-mash

Oh wow. M*A*S*H was one of those shows that was always on when I was a kid, but I never really sat down to watch because it seemed so depressing and dreary-looking. (I saw Altman’s movie in college.) I know the sexual politics probably won’t hold up very well, but I wonder if I should try to watch a few episodes. I always found Mike Farrell oddly attractive, even when I was much younger.

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2 minutes ago, dragonflies said:

It more than holds up. It can be dreary but there's a lot of hilarious moments too

Yeah, I guess it was ahead of its time with some of darker comedies we’ve seen in recent years. Sometimes it’s tough to watch people die all of the time in a sitcom. But I suppose it’s an essential part of TV history.

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4 minutes ago, Faulkner said:

Yeah, I guess it was ahead of its time with some of darker comedies we’ve seen in recent years. Sometimes it’s tough to watch people die all of the time in a sitcom. But I suppose it’s an essential part of TV history.

It's kind of interesting we dealt with all this stuff with Korea and in current time we're also having issues with them AGAIN. It's like we've come full circle

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Nice. I've never seen an episode, but always wanted. Same with The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

 

I'm also anxiously awaiting for more than the first season of St. Elsewhere to be added.

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3 minutes ago, YRBB said:

Nice. I've never seen an episode, but always wanted. Same with The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

 

Really?!  :blink:

I didn't think anyone had missed M*A*S*H! It feels like that show has always been around on some channel, even here in Sweden.

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I never saw more than two episodes.. and it wasn't my cup of tea... but of course, I loved Small Wonder so my tastes run a little different than most peoples :)  

 

However, I did read that the earlier seasons were funnier and once Alan Alda inserted some influence.. it became more political, etc.  Is that accurate?

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4 hours ago, Soaplovers said:

However, I did read that the earlier seasons were funnier and once Alan Alda inserted some influence.. it became more political, etc.  Is that accurate?

 

Pretty much.  Larry Gelbart, who had developed the series for television and produced the first four seasons, left; and most M*A*S*H fans agree that the show wasn't as funny after that.  Not that it ever became a BAD show, or an unwatchable show, but it definitely became more sentimental (and, some might say, preachy).

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M*A*S*H probably my favorite and still watch btw  1983,  M*A*S*H bows out after 11 seasons, airing a special two-and-a-half hour episode watched by 77 percent of the television viewing audience. It was the largest percentage ever to watch a single TV show up to that time.  I also like Small Wonder I am all over the map what I like.

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I like the Trapper John/Henry Blake/Frank Burns years. After that, it wasn't bad, but definitely less funny and the slapstick element some early episodes had takes a hike. And the only actor that appeared in both the movie and series was Gary Burghoff's Radar, who seemed much savvier in the film than he was in the series which, IMO, sort of infantilized the character.

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On 6/29/2018 at 5:55 PM, I Am A Swede said:

 

Really?!  :blink:

I didn't think anyone had missed M*A*S*H! It feels like that show has always been around on some channel, even here in Sweden.

 

LOL! I don't think the show was on (or at least don't recall) when I was in Greece. And, sure, the show is in reruns in the US but I guess I never checked it out (cos I barely turn on the TV anymore) and I wanted to start from the beginning. 

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M*A*S*H has been in reruns constantly for as long as I can remember, everywhere, and never an episode at a time, ALWAYS in large blocks, way before that even became common. It goes up there with Lassie and Gunsmoke as one of those quintessential Saturday afternoon syndicated rerun shows that your grandparents fell asleep in front of.

And still, I've never seen a complete episode.

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M*A*S*H came on at 10 pm after back-to-back episodes of Mama’s Family in my hometown. So I’d watch Thelma and the gang, and when those mournful horns of “Suicide is Painless” chimed, I knew it was time for bed. I guess that Pavlovian response just persisted for me.

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1 hour ago, All My Shadows said:

M*A*S*H has been in reruns constantly for as long as I can remember, everywhere, and never an episode at a time, ALWAYS in large blocks, way before that even became common. It goes up there with Lassie and Gunsmoke as one of those quintessential Saturday afternoon syndicated rerun shows that your grandparents fell asleep in front of.

And still, I've never seen a complete episode.

Ha Ha Ha Yes ! It is one of those shows that has always been in reruns even when it was still in primetime. Anytime there is a network showing old programming they always purchase Bonanza, MASH, Gunsmoke, Andy Griffith, The Rifleman. In my neck of the woods there are about 6 networks running big block of it into the ground on a daily basis. 

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