MASH June 20, 2019 Gkiadmin TV & Radio 0 Mobile Army Surgical Hospital or MASH is a comedy-drama or a dramedy TV series set during the American-Korean war. It aired from 1972 to 1983 on CBS. Larry Gelbart developed this series from a 1970 film entitled MASH, which was adapted from a 1968 novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors authored by Richard Hooker. MASH is a story of medical staff and doctors stationed in Uijeongbu, South Korea. The original movie’s song entitled Suicide is Painless was played for the series’ introduction. The series was known to be one of the highest-rated TV series in the history of American television. There are four main characters but that evolved and changed dramatically over the course of the series. Colonel Potter,Colonel Blake, B.J Hunnicut, Radar OReilly, Charles Emerson Winchester, Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan Penobscott (Loretta Swit), Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce (Alan Alda), Maxwell Q. Klinger (Jamie Farr), and Father John Patrick Francis Mulcahy (George Morgan and then William Christopher) were among the characters and people who starred in the series, with several being there from beginning to end. Described as a dramedy, dark comedy, or even a situation comedy, MASH episodes usually lasted for twenty-five minutes or half an hour, set during the Korean war, which lasted from 1950 to 1953. The series highlighted the 4077th MASH, which was one of the numerous surgical teams assigned in Korea. The series episodes were character- and plot-driven. Several of them were narrated by one of the characters in a letter sent back home in America. Each episode showed each character’s disposition and attitude towards the war.