Friday, February 19, 2010

M*A*S*H

Simon brought the TV show M*A*S*H into our marriage.  To me, it was just that boring old show that was always on when I wanted to be watching something cooler as a kid.  Oh, how wrong I was.  We proceeded to slowly collect all 11 seasons (we didn't have cable, so we had a TV-on-DVD bill every month instead).  I was pregnant when we watched the episode where Radar leaves, and I sobbed and sobbed.  Eleven seasons is a lot of TV, and we tried to spread it out...taking breaks to wait for seasons to be given as birthday gifts.....and to have a baby and deal with that adjustment.  Then after about 2 years, we arrived at the last disk of the last season.  That was eightish months ago, and we're frozen.  We can't bring ourselves to finish the quest, and I wonder if we ever will.  There's no guilt for me associated with this unfinished project....just sadness.  And if we ever do watch the end, I bet we'll just start right over from the beginning.

7 comments:

Vanessa Swenson said...

Every time I watch the last episode I tear up. It's such a good show.

annie said...

i just checked, and the finale aired on february 28th in 1983....we should totally have a party and watch it. a M*A*S*H mash!

Azúcar said...

Loved M*A*S*H.

Other TV on DVD musts:
Firefly
Battlestar Galactica
Veronica Mars
and if you can handle the swears, Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Vanessa Swenson said...

west wing has great writing, too.
Firefly is great.
and a mash party would be brilliant.
i'll supply the tissues

maria said...

I have seen all eleven seasons :)

Kristin said...

Annie...this moment made me think of this blog. I saw a to do list that I started making earlier today but didn't finish writing down everything and thought "to do list, I will finish you later"...how will I finish the items on the list if I am procrastinating making the list? Oh the irony of it all...

Anyway, I loved MASH as a kid, a total staple in our family TV re-run repertoire.

annie said...

kristin...i do that all the time! but then, of course, i can't remember what i was going to write down. ignorance is bliss, i guess. :)