'M*A*S*H' vs. 'Catch-22'

<b>Year</b>: 1970<br>
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<b>Premise</b>: Black comedies set in war time<br>
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<b>The Verdict</b>: While both are deeply dark screwball looks at war, "M*A*S*H" was a huge hit, catapulting <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000106" title="Robert Altman" href="/topic/entertainment/robert-altman-PECLB000106.topic">Robert Altman</a> to fame and spawning one of the most successful TV shows of all time. "Catch-22" flopped, but isn't a bad flick. Still, edge goes to "M*A*S*H."<br>
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<i>-- <a href="http://twitter.com/andrealeigh203">Andrea Reiher</a>, <a href="http://www.zap2it.com">Zap2it</a></i>

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Year: 1970

Premise: Black comedies set in war time

The Verdict: While both are deeply dark screwball looks at war, "M*A*S*H" was a huge hit, catapulting Robert Altman to fame and spawning one of the most successful TV shows of all time. "Catch-22" flopped, but isn't a bad flick. Still, edge goes to "M*A*S*H."

-- Andrea Reiher, Zap2it

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