The Cabin

Gunsmoke

Having run for so long, it was meant that Gunsmoke would have some of its episodes being actually remakes of the previous radio show. One of these episodes is The Cabin, which was aired on the 22nd of February 1958. It is the 24th episode of the 3rd season and most of the fans think […]

War As The Natural Order Of Things

Cyrus in The Warriors

The plot of The Warriors is pretty straightforward: a truce gone wrong followed by lots of fighting. It is a rather simple and exploitative storyline, which has prompted the critics (of that time) to say that the movie is confusing, ludicrous and pointless (I am not even talking about the acting and the dialogue of […]

M.A.S.H.: The Dramedy

Best Care Anywhere

While this might seem a made-up word, it isn’t: it is a subgenre in which drama and comedy are intertwined in order to create something new, in the lines of tragicomedies. It is particularly a television subgenre, which can be seen especially in long-running shows. And M.A.S.H. falls exactly between these lines. And it is […]

M.A.S.H.: Bending The Rules

M.A.S.H.

Before M.A.S.H. aired for the first time 42 years ago, everybody was wondering how the black humor, the off-hand sexuality and (more importantly) the gory aspect of a medical tent would be translated on the TV screen. And everybody was entitled to ask these questions, especially if the sources of the series were taken into […]