Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Army Wives

So, my latest obsession is the new show, Army Wives. Kinda like Desperate Housewives goes to Ft. Bragg.

Yes, some of it's kinda Hollywood. But most of my life wouldn't make interesting TV. I'm sure they have to jazz it up and create some unrealistic situations or no one would watch. There are some inaccuracies, to be sure. There're some sloppy uniforms and more than a little "Pizza Delivery! (our slang for bad beret wear).

But some of the situations are amazingly true-to-life. Buying items for deployment checklists, without even knowing what the stuff is. Having life stop at 1700 for retreat. Jody's. Having to be a single mom while still being married. The camaraderie that comes from a shared experience of being married to a Soldier, even if you've never met the person. I love how they show the interaction of Soldier and spouse and that this is an occupation that is shared as a couple, whether the spouse works outside the home or not.

I'm interested to see if anyone who's not affiliated with the military is watching and enjoying this. A lot of my Army spouse friends are consumed with discussing this each Monday morning.

7 comments:

Kim said...

This is by far our favorite show. Michael and I are enjoying it a great deal. We love military shows and really enjoy seeing the interaction of everyday life. Our other favorite is 'The Unit'. We even got Michael's dad hooked on that one!

amy said...

Im going to have to check this out! Email me and let me know if you guys are interested in dinner this week!

Mark and Rebecca said...

I've heard about this show. We don't watch too many shows, but I'd like to check it out. We have been watching old episodes of "The Unit".

CJ and Donna said...

I don't get to watch very much TV, but sounds like a good show with certainly a "target audience" in need of some fun entertainment ;)

Special K said...

I've never watched The Unit. Sounds like something I'll have to check out!

Shandra said...

We tried to watch it and the hubs could not take it. I am AF reserves and he is Army reserves. We were AD for many years. The show was just not what I expected.

Bob Andelman said...

Season Two of Army Wives debuts Sunday June 8, 2008 at 10 p.m. Eastern! You might enjoy this Mr. Media podcast interview with Katherine Fugate, creator of Lifetime TV's hit series "Army Wives." She talks about Season Two, working with Kim Delaney and Catherine Bell, being a writer on "Xena," and life with her aunt, Barbara Eden ("I Dream of Jeannie").