M*A*S*H* chose dark comedy.
My point is that neither one reflected the actual realities on the ground. Of course, the writers could never be close to truthful then they'd be off the air. Which doesn't say much about the usa being honest, truthful, given to showing reality. These are the shows that condition people, kids, young adults too, so why shouldn't they reflect what the usa governments were doing in all these countries?
"News of the worst atrocities perpetrated against civilians was routinely suppressed and the full story of the horrific suffering of the Korean people—who lost 3-million souls of a total population of 23-million— has yet to be told in full. Filling in many of the blank spaces is Bruce Cumings, chair of the Department of History at the University of Chicago, whose book “The Korean War“( Modern Library Chronicles) takes an objective look at the conflict."
“We went over there and fought the war and eventually burned down every town in North Korea anyway, someway or another, and some in South Korea too.... Over a period of three years or so, we killed off - what - twenty percent of the population of Korea as direct casualties of war, or from starvation and exposure?” -- USAF war criminal C Lemay