M*A*S*H sitcom is timeless
M*A*S*H was a comedy about army life during the Korean War, following the adventures and mischief of a group of soldiers.
From 1972 to 1983 M*A*S*H was a hit with audiences, running for 11 seasons. But what made it special was its anti-war message, using dark humour and absurdity to critique the ongoing Vietnam war.
M*A*S*H continues to be aired on reruns today. Where does its lasting appeal come from and what can it teach us about the world? Daryl Sparkes is a Senior Lecturer in Media Studies and Production from the University of Southern Queensland, and he joins us now to analyse the legacy of M*A*SH.