TV review by Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Stellar war dramedy classic mixes humor, pathos.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 12+

Great show about an important time in our history. And with a bit of morality too.

When this show first came on the air elementary school students were watching. That was a little disturbing, given the bloody operating room scenes and the occasional slightly sexual dialogue. But such dialogue was brief and infrequent, and the operating room scenes are quite tame by today's standards. All this makes MASH one of the better choices out there for students from junior high on up. While there perhaps could've been more respect shown for the war than there was, one must remember that not everyone felt that the Korean War was a just war, an excellent time for parents to tell their children that it's possible to be promilitary and antiwar. While the moralizing episodes were perhaps sometimes too stiff, those episodes were especially the ones that made people think that the writers, producers and characters were empathetic, caring people. Sometimes the show is lame (hence 4 stars instead of 5), but usually it's very good. I'm biased, but my favorite episodes are the Father Mulcahy episodes, as the actor who played him (Bill Christopher) adopted an autistic son named Ned.
age 13+

Mash is pretty awesome

I think MASH it totally appropriate for kids who are a little bit more mature. I dont think most 10 year olds should cause of hawkeyes wise cracks and the Drinking smoking and language usage. Most of the words are not very bad. There is blood and death so youngsters might he scared of it. But the death is not grim or murder..considering it is war. But it is a very funny show and very appropriate and enjoyable! Klinger wearing women clothes dosnt really bother me...only cause he is "crazy". Drugs is not a problem because its medical drugs

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