Last Sunday we were channel surfing when we came across an episode of M*A*S*H*, where we landed for awhile to watch. It is just as funny and engaging as it was when it debuted all those years ago.
We were total television addicts in our early years of marriage. Not because it was particularly good, but because it was our only form of entertainment. We had small children at home and no money for babysitters, so we watched a lot of TV. I found some of it mind-numbing, much like today's is, so I supplemented my evenings sitting beside my husband on the couch with knitting or sewing projects to keep me occupied.
But there were some shows I did love, and M*A*S*H* was one of them. It was smart and entertaining and very pertinent to the times while the country was still in the midst of the Viet Nam war and watching the horrors of war, even one set in Korea, was a political statement for sure. And I loved it.
There were others too, of course, like Magnum, P.I., and All in the Family. And of course there were the guilty pleasure shows like Dynasty and Dallas. But M*A*S*H* will always have a special place in my heart. I'm so glad its still in reruns so I get to catch it on a lazy Sunday afternoon....