Alright, someone was eventually going to start this thread, so I thought I would do it. Everyone seems to have an opinion on which they like better. For me, I like the TV show better. I have never been an Altman fan and while I enjoy the movie, it seems (and the documentaries on the disk bears this out) Altman was heavy on messages and speeches and light on plot. The plots on the TV are also pretty weak, but they seem to purpose if not depth. I love character driven pieces, and I believe the TV show did a better job than the movie of conveying depth of characters (and not just because they had 11 seasons vs. 2 hours of movies). I think the biggest difference is that Altman and the movie truly wanted an ensemble feel with no lead actors, where the TV obviously focused on Alan Alda and everyone else was a supporting character. BTW, I think Alda was better as Hawkeye than Sutherland.