Pop-culture in TL-191

Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by terranova210486, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Nathan Bernacki Well-Known Member

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    What would happen to 1960s military sitcoms in this world? I'm talking about shows like Hogan's Heroes and MASH. Would they exist in this world with some differences in characters and settings?



     
  2. Alterwright "You were never even a player."

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    Oh, that's a good point. You know I hate to say it, but I think M.A.S.H. is almost butterflied away in this timeline. Given the themes and setting of MASH, that would be my opinion - it was very much a product of its time and although a great piece of media and entertainment in our world, I can't see how a show like MASH could exist in TL-191, at least in the way we know it to be --- its a show that takes place during the Korean War and was produced in the 70s around the tail-end of the Vietnam War. It would have to be a completely different show to take place in TL-191, with different tropes, characters, themes, the works. Heck, it might even be about a post-Second Great War conflict the US gets involved in, making it a more relevant show to the conflicts going on after 1944, not the Second Great War itself. Just about the only thing that would probably remain would be the title though. That's just my opinion of course.

    A show like Hogan's Heroes, however, might be able to exist in TL-191. I say this because of the setting and you'd be able to portray the Second Great War in that show. I wouldn't go as far as to put the show in Andersonville though, I'd probably place the show in a fictional prison camp. And the writers would really have to work their butts off to make a script and show with enough humor to appeal a hardened American audience like in TL-191. It can work, but you'd really have to think how you make it funny, you know?
     
  3. cortz#9 Obrltnt of Kampfgruppe Seelöw

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    So Sgt. Schultz would just be a "good ole boy"?
     
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  4. Alterwright "You were never even a player."

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    XD He just might be, yeah! A rather portly one too.

    I guess the tricky part would be on how to portray the Freedom Party in a comical light then huh.
     
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  5. Sunstone77 Well-Known Member

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    Divide portrayal of Freedomites between the comically serious true Freedom believers and the more regularly goofy embodiments of every southern stereotype? Think ‘Allo ‘Allo but with confederates instead of Germans.

    On that note, tl-191 ‘Allo ‘Allo would be an odd beast
     
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  6. Alterwright "You were never even a player."

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    What's 'Allo 'Allo?
     
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    An BBC sitcom about an small-town café in Nouvion, German-occupied France. (Itself an parody of Secret Army.)
     
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    @Joshua Ben Ari gave out some thoughts on this...

    I think that MASH is more likely but put more as a black humor kind of thing. I think Americans would have that kind of attitude in the aftermath of the SGW, while Hogan's Heroes is more... well, focused.


    This song I think could actually be an good Post-Great War 2 song.

     
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  10. terranova210486 Well-Known Member

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    What would a movie like Die Hard be like ITTL? I have this idea it could be a German production, with the hero being a German police officer at his wife's Christmas party and the villain being a Southerner/Confederate.

    What do you guys think?
     
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  11. oshron Emperor of Rplegacy

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    this was just posted in the Sci-Fi Pictures Thread. this probably matches up decently well with the "reverse Star Wars" idea from earlier where the Empire, as an ersatz Union, are the good guys. it even has the non-face-concealing helmet that i mentioned in my own post on the topic.

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  12. Odinson Talk Nerdy To Me

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    The series takes place in a post apocalyptic world after a nuclear war between the United States and the Empire of Japan.