I know my title is quite childish , is it not? I couldn’t come up with anything more creative so I reverted back to 90’s lingo!
Moving on when I did the below video , it was about 3pm-ish in the afternoon and episode 3 of MTTAA had not been shown yet but the fact that this video is now going up after episode 3 only further proves (in my humble opinion) exactly what I was discussing in my vlog. There has been so much chatter in Mil Spouse Land about this show and how it depicts Army Wives in a negative light. Yet it appears to me the folks who keep screaming this stuff have never watched the show because all I keep hearing is storylines and plots that don’t exist on the show.
Lest not forget last night was ONLY episode three. It wasn’t until a friend sent me a link to a article about this show on Spouse Buzz that I just had to give my 2 cents.
One more point I forgot to add in the video above was that while it would be great to see the types of couples and family scenarios as stated in the article, has anyone ever taken the time to think that people in those situations didn’t audition for this show?
A Quick Synopsis of Last Night’s Episode from OWN
Knock at the DoorBlair struggles to reconnect with her husband during R&R, while Yolanda’s son who’s visiting from West Point reveals life-changing news about his future. Meanwhile, Traci and Sara brace themselves for the worst when a blackout strikes on Mother’s Day.
Last night’s episode put to rest all the trash talk about how the creation of this show would create negative stereotypes about military spouses. The Brigade Commanders wife deals with being alone yet being the back bone and strong point for so many spouses. She also gets to see her son who is in West Point who informs her that he is wanting to marry his girlfriend Audrey in the future. Like any mother Yolanda has worries about her son going overseas and also not knowing how she feels about the marriage thing. Watching Yolanda and her husband’s relationship came at such a great time because they are a strong couple and their love for each other appears to be so genuine . The best part was them praying together over the phone.
Blair’s husband Brian finally makes his way home on R&R. We watch as he tries to get acquainted with little Colin and also Blair.
I really related to the blackout storyline which focused on spouses Sara and Traci as each anxiously awaited to hear from their husbands. I knew that feeling all to well of staying glued to the phone, hoping for any sign of a call.
Here’s a clip from last night :
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I actually enjoyed the show. There are some wives that make me cringe a little but honestly you’re being followed by cameras and sometimes people say stuff they actually didn’t mean to say under circumstances like that. I know that I have been in a group and said something that mentally I am kicking myself for later. I could definitely relate to Blair in the 3rd episode when she was upset because her husband hadn’t bonded with Colin yet. I think that all of us military spouses deal with some or all of these issues at some point, and each situation is going to be unique to each person.
I truly love this show. Not one person has the same life, everybody is different. We all go through different things in life. I have laughed and cried. Seeing what they go through hits home. Yes as an army wife we all go through our love ones being deployed. We all handle it different in the way we think we should. I’m sorry the comments that the girls make, it’s who they are why should they change or hide who they are for the media. Your right there has only been three episodes so far and what I have seen yes that happens. We all can relate to the black out, yes they suck and we all handle it different. I loved your blog and I agree with you 100%.
This episode was the “realest” to me so far. I identified with ALL of the wives featured last night. R&R’s are not always smooth sailing and I love that the show has depicted two rocky reunions. Because that is how it really is. I love that they showed Blair and Tara struggling with the black out. When my husband was deployed last- he’s deployed right now, too- three soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash on my birthday. I didn’t get to hear from husband for days because of the black out and because he was part of the investigating team. This life sucks sometimes and I love that the show is giving the rest of America a look into our “real lives”. And I just LOVE Yolanda! I wish she was my best friend. She is so wise, and humble, and caring. Do we as military spouses not get along? Yep. But, that’s real life, too. I have lots of family members in the civilian world who don’t get along either.
The only thing I don’t like about the show at all is the way the women speak to their husbands. If I have to hear the phrase, “to nag is to love” again, I will be sick to my stomach. But that’s not the Army – that’s marriage! It takes my hubs and I about 45 minutes longer to watch the show because we pause it and talk about it. Not pick it to pieces, but he gets to see part of what it’s like at home, and I can see things more from his perspective. But the way the women have a tendency to just pick apart and criticize drives me crazy. Again, that’s marriages that drive me crazy. The show is one of my new faves :)
I agree with you on this…the way some of them talked to their husbands made me think, is it really worth picking them apart when you only have 2 weeks?? My husband is at basic training right now so I know I don’t yet understand deployments.
But I do love this show and I feel like it’s somewhat preparing me for what’s to come!
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I watch this show every week, I’m not military……my husband is ex army, I do love this show though, personally I could NEVER be a military wife. I’m wondering does anyone have a blog besides the oprah network? If not, can someone please make one…like to talk about the show with others who are in the military now or just regular civilians watching.
I do enjoy the show I must say….However it does make me nervous as a new military wife. It kinda reminds me of high school but with middle aged women. I already know that Im gonna probably stick out like a sore thumb. My husband and I agreed that he can fulfill his dream of joining the army as long as I was able to focus on my career. I didn’t want to be that “Wife” and Im noticing how these women are consumed in it. All I see is depression, a lot of drinking, cattiness and “my wife wears my rank” going on. The only one I really like is the commander brigades wife. She seems to be very down to earth and drama free!!!!…. The show is entertaining!!!
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