Must Watch: M.A.S.H (1972-1983)

Must Watch: M.A.S.H (1972-1983)

Other Cr*p

Each month we take a look at a TV show that DEMANDS to be Binge Watched. This time out: M.A.S.H (MASH)

 

Why? M.A.S.H (MASH) ran longer than the actual war it was (loosely) based on.  That’s some feet and in fact over 256 episodes.  Even now, 35 years plus after it left TV, MASH is screened almost daily.  It was a show focused on it’s characters – be it Trapper, Burns, Hawkeye, Henry or Radar but over the shows considerable run there were really only four constants – Hawkeye, Klinger, Father Mulcahy and Hop Lips. But this was Hawkeye’s show and Alan Alda owned that role – from heartbreak to comedy Alda won numerous awards.  Most people forget that M.A.S.H (MASH) was based on a equally well regarded feature film by director Robert Altman which still stands up well today.  It’s a big ask to revisit such a lengthy show but this is one for train journeys and more!


How Many Episodes? 
256 (11 Seasons)
Best Moment? THAT last episode.
Where: Everywhere.  UK Satellite TV, DVD/BuRay
Everybody Wants Some – A Quick Capsule Review

Everybody Wants Some – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Everybody Wants Some is a charming look back at college life in the early 80’s that’s full of snappy dialogue, lively characters and solid performances.  The fact it lacks a notable story is a touch disappointing because it stops Everybody Wants Some being a great film.  BUT the characters are fantastic and come alive of the screen, as you would expect from director Linklater.   Well worth checking out on Netflix.

Best Bit: The characters 

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: MASH, Animal House, Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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Author: Phil Hobden

The 25 Best… 70’s Movies!

The 25 Best… 70’s Movies!

Best... Other Cr*p

In our latest regular feature, coming out the first Friday of each month, Phil (of Phil’s Quick Capsule Review)  along with podcaster Josh Morris, Writer Mike Parkin, Grosse Point Geek’s Will Strong and Motion Picture Manic Jamie Robinson breakdown the 25 Best Films Of each major film decade.

This time out: The 70’s. 

The close but no cigar Films: Rollerball, The Omen, Deliverance, Halloween, Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers, Bednobs And Broomsticks, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Wicker Man, All The Presidents Men, Blazing Saddles, Monty Python And The Holy Grail, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Slapshot

 

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