sarken: bj hunnicutt in an adirondack chair with a martini ([mash] finest kind)
girl, you're a dandelion ([personal profile] sarken) wrote in [community profile] 40772011-12-27 02:36 am

Poll: Books, movie, or show?

Let's start things off with the most obvious poll ever!

Poll #8905 Favorite forms of M*A*S*H
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 15


How do you get your 4077 fix?

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MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors (1968 Novel)
0 (0.0%)

MASH (1970 Film)
1 (6.7%)

M*A*S*H (1972-1983 TV Series)
15 (100.0%)

subluxate: Sophia Bush leaning against a piano (Default)

[personal profile] subluxate 2011-12-29 09:18 am (UTC)(link)
I actually really love the movie too; the show trumps because Margaret evolved and became more likeable, Charles joined the cast, and Potter is excellent. I love S1-S3, which is weird according to people I know from [livejournal.com profile] mash_slash, but part of that is because I like to give Trapper hidden depths when I write him. Part of it is also because I ship Hawkeye/Trapper more than any other pairing except Margaret/Charles. (My headcanon is that Margaret and Charles get married eventually.)

And we also just get more of the show--there are eleven seasons, compared to just under two hours of the movie.

I've read the novels, too, or at least some of them--MASH, MASH Goes to Maine, and MASH Goes to Morocco. The characters are awful in the books. They're just horrible people.

As to the characters being harsher in the movie, I find the movie overall more realistic than the show. The harshness fits the movie. I also like that Trapper has more depth in the movie; they were supposed to be even in the movie, but the character of Hawkeye basically took over. (That's why I like to give Trapper more depth when I write him, actually.)
subluxate: Sophia Bush leaning against a piano (Default)

[personal profile] subluxate 2011-12-29 09:19 am (UTC)(link)
Er, even in the show. Apologies for that particular typo.