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BeccaLeo1972

Posted:
8/2/2017 7:14:09 PM

Before and After

Looking at the cast from the first episode to last you obviously see how much they aged. The war took its emotional, physical toll on all of them. Does it ever bother you that because the series lasted 11 yrs everyone looked much older than they should? Just curious.

FinestKindinTN

Posted:
8/3/2017 10:49:42 AM

Not really. Had they been pulling the same pranks and hijinks in the later seasons as in the early seasons, I might think, "Grow up!"
Let face it, in season one most of them were older than they were supposed to be.

phantomeagle

Posted:
8/3/2017 2:43:12 PM

Not an issue to me.

In fact I think it was a far more honest look at the emotional toll that war can take. Three years in a war zone, especially in a place like the 4077th, right near, or even on the front. Even in North Korea at times.

Big Daddy O'Reilly

Posted:
8/3/2017 11:24:05 PM

Did you happen to read the same MeTV article, Becca?

As I commented, I thought it was a lot more realistic than people give it credit for. Yeah, the series lasted three times longer than the actual Korean War, and the actors aged eleven years, but as I said, and as phantomeagle also pointed out, the war would have taken a toll on them not just mentally and emotionally, but physically too, so I can totally buy Hawkeye's jet black hair going gray in three years in a war.

Margaret is less forgivable though, mainly because Loretta started having so much work done in those later seasons: between the nips and tucks, the tans, and those 80s-style perms, she clearly didn't look like the same person.

BeccaLeo1972

Posted:
8/3/2017 11:55:21 PM

Big Daddy O'Reilly wrote:
Did you happen to read the same MeTV article, Becca?

As I commented, I thought it was a lot more realistic than people give it credit for. Yeah, the series lasted three times longer than the actual Korean War, and the actors aged eleven years, but as I said, and as phantomeagle also pointed out, the war would have taken a toll on them not just mentally and emotionally, but physically too, so I can totally buy Hawkeye's jet black hair going gray in three years in a war.

Margaret is less forgivable though, mainly because Loretta started having so much work done in those later seasons: between the nips and tucks, the tans, and those 80s-style perms, she clearly didn't look like the same person.

No, though i probably saw the ME TV article while i was scrolling on Facebook. I do agree with everyone that the aging wasn't a problem with me as the war took such an emotional, psychological,and physical toll on each of them. Why Loretta chose cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures when she was a naturally pretty woman i don't understand.

BeccaLeo1972

Posted:
8/3/2017 11:57:25 PM

BeccaLeo1972 wrote:
No, though i probably saw the ME TV article while i was scrolling on Facebook. I do agree with everyone that the aging wasn't a problem with me as the war took such an emotional, psychological,and physical toll on each of them. Why Loretta chose cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures when she was a naturally pretty woman i don't understand.

that aging wasn't an issue as the war took that emotional, psychological, and physical toll on each of them.

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