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the 1st & 2nd years of the series MASH were the best! Funny
on November 5, 2015
As i previously stated, the 1st & 2nd years of the series MASH were the best ! Funny, well written,
and political correctness had not yet invaded the N. American culture yet.
After the these 1st couple of seasons, the show steadily declined, in every aspect regarding the
comedy and the original premise that the show was based on. ( making fun / light of the Korean War,
and war in general, while still giving an impression of how awful any war is.
The next couple season, 3 & 4 were tolerable i suppose, but did not compare to these earlier episodes.
Season 5 onward were just awful, and pretty much unwatchable, the final nail being when Frank left the
show. ( Larry Linville )
Unfortunately i think most of the issues with the series as it progressed each year could be found in the
ever growing ego and input of Alan Alda. It got to be preachy, and by the end it was one big happy family
at the 4077th. Yuckkkkkkkk !!
Not what the series was originally supposed to be, ( as it was based on the movie ) and no doubt it was
due in great part because the show ran so long. But it was a mere shadow of what it started as, which was
very well written comedy. ( and i do like Alan Alda, for the beginning anyway, just not afterwards when it
eventually became his domain, and he started directing many episodes - not sure about the writing but his
stamp seems to be all over it )
Oddly, ( and sadly ) the show kind of turned into the type of thing that an episode in season 1 was making fun
of - the episode "Yankee Doodle Doctor" which is how the show ended up being more or less.