M*a*s*h Tv - Season 2
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Knowing a lot of new people would be tuning in to the second season, creator/writer Larry Gelbart reveals, "We wrote the first episode as a sort of second pilot to introduce all the new viewers to the characters." Almost immediately after the second season began, the show became a hit-and the actors became household names.
Little did they know the show was going to last longer than the war itself.
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However, as far as the "packaging" and extras go, it leaves a LOT to be desired. The only extra to speak of is the ability to delete the laugh track. There are no bloopers, no cast interviews, no "behind the scenes" nor any other of the "extras" almost all DVD's come with. The insert is plain and boring. The episode descriptions are extremely limited, and look as though they were written by someone who had never even watched the show. There is little or no additional information about, for example guest cast or directors, etc.
As for the release schedule, well, come on FOX ... get with the program. Your loyal M*A*S*H fans do not want to wait six or seven years for the last season to finally come out. Take a lesson from Paramount and how quickly they got the entire series of Star Trek: The Next Generation out on DVD. Make it your resolve to get out all 11 seasons of M*A*S*H by the end of 2003 and give us the DVD we really want.. no, deserve!
And, make sure you include the final episode "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen" as part of the package!
As in the film, the TV show often demonstrated a lack of respect for the U.S. military by portraying many of its officers as being inept and incompetent. This was the formula used for Maj. Burns and Lt. Col. Henry Blake, but whereas Lt. Col. Blake had a very likeable personality, Maj. Burns wanted to see a more disciplined command and was often quite the little stool pigeon. Also, while being married and regarding himself as being a devout Christian, Maj. Burns maintained a romantic affair with Maj. Houlihan. (In the film, it was while Majors Burns & Houlihan were passionately kissing with the entire MASH unit listening to them that Maj. Houlihan earned the nickname "Hot Lips".) Whereas in the film Maj.Read more ›
The DVD set, through the original release of the season two DVD set, does not contain any extras, such as behind the scenes commentary.
The 3-disc DVD set comes in a wonderful keep-case; all plastic. It includes a booklet with all episode chapters, but no extra documentation.
As of this date, there is a long period between the release of each season's DVD set.
I would have liked a "Play All Episodes" option to keep from having to start each episode manually. You may have seen this option on other DVDs where you can play all deleted scenes automatically.
Remember, always release the DVD by pushing on the center post to keep from bending or cracking the disc.
The DVD set itself is pretty bare-bones. There are 3 disks in a nice plastic case, but no extra whistles and bells. There's not even a sound track for the menu -- a minor complaint, but, since each episode goes back to the menu at the end, it would be nice to have something else besides silence to fill the gap while I decide what to watch next. I would also like a "play all" option so I could watch continuously without having to reach for the remote. On the other hand, the price is very reasonable, compared to a lot of other TV shows. That could be why there's no extra material. So, I'm still giving this five stars, because MASH is THE BEST sitcom ever produced!
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Of course who doesn't like MASH! Videos are great. The only thing that I'm not happy with is the case. It was already broken when I received it.Published 1 month ago by Leanne
good replacement for my damaged DVD set. Plays as it should. I'm happy I found the set and would recommend this seller to any one looking for there products as they were hoist in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rick C.
for 11 years I faithfully watched this show.
Nothing has compared to M*A*S*H and nothing ever will.
This show is still enjoyable, but somehow it just does not seem quite as good as when it was on the air.Published 3 months ago by thesoccerguy
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