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girl, you're a dandelion ([personal profile] sarken) wrote in [community profile] 40772012-09-02 05:53 am

The A.V. Club's 10 M*A*S*H episodes

The A.V. Club recently posted a list of the 10 M*A*S*H episodes that they think best represent the series.

Some of their choices were episodes that tend to make all the "best of M*A*S*H" lists, but a few of them I didn't see coming at all. Does you agree that the list accurately represents the show? Are there any choices you particularly agree or disagree with? Is there an episode missing that you think should have been on the list, and which episode would you take off to make room for it?
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[personal profile] subluxate 2012-09-02 12:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I think GFA should have made it, really. I don't particularly think "Hawkeye" belongs, but I've never been a huge fan of that episode.
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[personal profile] sarcasticsra 2012-09-02 05:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Agreeeeed, omg. I love you, Alan Alda, but not for an entire episode long monologue.

Also, I simply cannot take a list like that seriously if it doesn't include at least one Sidney ep. Preferably "Dear Sigmund".

I'm okay with GFA not making it, though, because I don't consider it a regular episode. It's separate/special in a way that makes it its own thing.
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[personal profile] subluxate 2012-09-02 05:02 pm (UTC)(link)
"Dear Sigmund" is a really important episode, agreed. It's an outside perspective of the people in the camp and the effects the war has on them; it's something that should definitely be included.

If not GFA, then the episode with the time capsule. It's not one of the best episodes, but it's a good retrospective.
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[personal profile] bookblather 2012-09-02 06:51 pm (UTC)(link)
I actually really like Hawkeye? But I think that's more because of my massive crush on Alan Alda than anything else. Also, I think I would've put Sometimes You Hear the Bullet on the list instead of the Army-Navy Game, which is a fun episode, not going to lie, but Sometimes You Hear the Bullet is such a big turning point for the show, like Abyssinia, Henry. It seems important to me that it get that recognition, even if I don't like it all that much.

Also, fuck yeah, The Nurses, that's one of my favorite episodes of the whole show. About time the writers started to realize how awesome Margaret is.
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[personal profile] veritas_poet 2014-01-05 11:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Is this comm no longer active?
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[personal profile] veritas_poet 2014-01-06 01:44 am (UTC)(link)
Just trying to see if I'm going to keep my DW even open. Not much going on anywhere here.

BTW, I went to your page and saw your story, 'You Know War, It Has No Heart'. Gorgeous! What a perfect little missing scene.

Sigh. I miss that show.