I am like one of the biggest “Army Wives” fans ever in life. I have watched it since the premiere way back in 2007. One of the biggest reasons many were drawn to it was because once you used common sense to realize that it was just a TV show , us military spouses appreciated the fact that for once a show was sharing some of our realities as military wives. It was nice (although maybe at times unrealistic) to see the balance of enlisted and officer spouses. No the fact that enlisted and officer wives are friends on the show does not bother me , hell the cruise I just took recently was with an officer’s wife and another enlisted spouse…it does happen.
Yesterday a Facebook friend (thanks Kassandra)pointed out something that I hadn’t even took time to realize. As of season six on “Army Wives” there are NO LONGER ANY ENLISTED FAMILIES on the show!
Being the rational person I am (sometimes) this could be purely a coincidence or is it a sign that a show has to be glamorized and use only the elite of a huge group of folks to make for good television? I won’t be quick to judge because we are only four episodes in to the sixth season and who knows maybe we are in for another wave of enlisted families to hit the cast.
It’s bad enough I defend the show constantly explaining to people that yes there are some waves of fantasy but what do you expect it’s a tv show? Yet the fact that we were able to see lower ranking enlisted soldiers struggling with money problems , housing issues and more added just the dose of reality to make us keep tuning in.
In the mean time I hope that the writers of this show know that by eliminating the presence of enlisted families on the show, you are essentially leaving out your biggest fans!
Does the non-presence of enlisted families on Army Wives bother you or does it make for even better tv?
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