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Posted: 1/24/2002 12:00:36 PM EDT
Watching an old repeat right now on TNT. One of the only TV shows I ever liked. Why would they ever cancel a show like that?
Link Posted: 1/24/2002 12:07:34 PM EDT
I dont know..........i always did like it too..
Link Posted: 1/24/2002 12:08:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/24/2002 12:28:34 PM EDT
I thought I saw that they had the hole series out on DVD. They also have China Beach out to.
Link Posted: 1/24/2002 12:53:34 PM EDT
In it's first incarnation it was a great show and built up quite a following. Then China Beach came out and as brouhaha said, it became a soap opera. Ratings plummeted. Toward the end they brought it back to the way it had been originally but the damage had been done. I have much of the first season (I think) on video, recorded back in the day. I'd be interested in getting all of the (good) episodes myself.
Link Posted: 1/24/2002 12:58:16 PM EDT
When I was watching it(back in the day),they were just an infantry platoon. But I was told that later on they became a Special Forces group. What the hell happened?
Link Posted: 1/24/2002 1:18:00 PM EDT
Even better than actually "being there"...HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA and you dont have to be far from the fridge for a vicarious combat tour
Link Posted: 1/24/2002 1:45:55 PM EDT
Great show! Watched it when it was on first run. Definitely started to turn into a soap opera after they womenz characters were added. I just wish they would show them again with the original music intact. It definitely helped set the mood of the show. I never knew what the lyrics to "Paint it Black" were about til Tour of Duty came on.
Link Posted: 1/24/2002 7:21:36 PM EDT
[url]http://members.aol.com/zeke1964/tour/tourofduty.html [/url] All kinds of stuff here.
Link Posted: 1/24/2002 7:46:21 PM EDT
Combat!(from back in the 60's) was better.
Link Posted: 1/24/2002 7:55:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By brouhaha:
Originally Posted By OughtSix: I dont know..........i always did like it too..
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The later episodes turned into a soap opera, IMO. No action, and all soap type crap. That's when I stopped watching.
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That seems to happen with all the good shows. They either turn into soaps or they try to get p.c. political messages worked into every episode.
Link Posted: 1/24/2002 8:24:26 PM EDT
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