MASH: Season Two

Lynn’s Druthers Marathon, part 7

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Title: MASH: Season Two
Year: 1973-1974
Network: CBS
Episodes: 24, at 25 minutes each
Creators: Richard Hooker (novel); Larry Gelbart (developer)
Directors: Jackie Cooper, Don Weis, William Wiard, Gene Reynolds, Hy Averback, Norman Tokar, Alan Alda, Larry Gelbart
Writers: Larry Gelbart, Laurence Marks, Sheldon Keller, Keith Walker, Jerry Mayer, Alan Alda, Robert Klane, Marc Mandel, Carl Kleinschmitt, McLean Stevenson, Richard Powell, Bernard Dilbert, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, Mary Kay Place, Ed Jurist, Paul Richards, Erik Tarloff, Gerry Renert, Jeff Wilhelm, Gene Reynolds, Gary Markowitz, John W. Regier
Starring: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, Loretta Swit, Larry Linville, Gary Burghoff
Music: Johnny Mandel (theme); Benny Golson, Duane Tatro; Lionel Newman (music supervisor)
I saw it: on video (have on DVD), over the past few weeks
Synopsis: hijinks in an army hospital

My reaction
Concept:3/4 (Good)
Story:2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters:3/4 (Good)
Dialog:4/4 (Great)
Pacing:3/4 (Good)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:3/4 (Good)
Acting:2/4 (Indifferent)
Music:0/4 (Terrible)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4 (Good)). A little better than season one. Not funnier, but more focussed stylistically.
Objective Rating (Average):2.5/4 (Okay)

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