Reflections of China Beach
October 26, 2012 1:00 PM Subscribe
posted by mediocre (32 comments total)
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On April 26th, 1988 ABC aired a made for tv movie as a backdoor pilot
called China Beach
. It went on to be a critically loved, audience deprived show that lasted four seasons from 1988 - 1991.
It remains a show applauded and admired
for it's unique narrative style that often combined the fictional and factual accounts of Vietnam and blurred the lines between the show and reality with moments such as the cast visiting war memorials out of character, and interviews with veterans, putting these clips in the middle of the show instead of placing them outside the fictional narrative.
Unavailable on DVD officially still due to music licensing issues as is the case with many of these nostalgia, rich shows. As always though, the internet finds a way