Thursday, January 22, 2009

Army Wives

I think I've mentioned once or twice that I'm stubborn. No comments from the peanut gallery. Well, one area of my stubbornness transcends to television. If I don't watch a show from the beginning, you can pretty much guarentee that I won't pick it up in the middle and start watching. Two shows I can think of in particular that people promised me I would love are Grey's Anatomy and One Tree Hill (is that even still on?!). Since I didn't catch them from the beginning, I don't watch them. I don't like coming into the story part way through. I'm sure they're great shows, but I just can't do it.

The other one people seem to love which, of course, sparked my interest is Army Wives.

But I'm stubborn, remember?

Well my wonderful husband figured out how to download every episode so far!! SO last night we sat on the floor, made necklaces, and watched Army Wives from the beginning. We're about 6 episodes in now. I'm hooked. I admit it. It's a great show! But see, if I started with season two I wouldn't have stuck with it. I know, I'm weird. Whatever.

Anyway, I can't wait to catch up so I can talk about what's going on NOW, but no one ruin it for me, k? One good thing about doing it this way is instant gratification AND no commercials! How great is that?! haha I might be a little sad when we're all caught up.

How many of you watch this show and love it (or hate it)? If you're a Military wife and watch it, I'd be interested to hear how accurate you think it is to living on Post (or Base). I've always lived off Post so I can't really relate.

OK off to watch the rest of season one!

36 comments :

Bethany said...

When is that on? I'm soo far away from tv, it isn't even funny. Except the Bachelor, of course. lol

Jenn said...

I do watch it and really like it, the hubby watches with me but is forever commenting on things that would just not really happen. He was in the army 10 years and that's nice he knows what is fake and all but I wish he wouldn't tell me while we are in the middle of watching it !

Mandy Greene said...

I love Army Wives! When does the next season start?

MyCrazyLife said...

I dont watch TV series call me weird. But I just cant reason with wasting an hour a day watching TV lol I know I know Im weird!

Stephanie said...

Well I don't think you are wasting your time....now commercials, those are a waste of my time.
I am exactly like you. When I was in college my friends watched Felicity and I refused to get too into it since I didn't see it from the beginning, then Joe bought me all the series on DVD and I called out sick for a week straight to cram it all in. HAVE FUN!!!!

Becky said...

I saw a few minutes of Army Wives once and that was about all I could stand (maybe it was a bad episode to join in on?). Anyhow, in real life there isn't much difference between living on or off base (well, besides yard regulations).

mom2natnkatncj said...

I don't watch it, but I know how you feel about coming in late to watch a show. Oh and I hate those commercials. I usually record my most favorite shows so I can fast forward through the commercials ;). So if you are a Lost watcher don't spoil that for me because I haven't watched last nights episode yet ;). I'll probably watch it tonight while Smallville and Supernatural record, hehehehehe.

kristi said...

I lurve me some Army Wives!

Chrystal said...

Military spouse here, love the show! I know it's completely fluff though. When my husband watches it with me, we have fun picking it apart.

(For example, Joan graduated from the Citadel. Impossible given her age/rank.)

I've only lived in military housing for a grand total of 3 months though...and even that was privatized and off-base.

Anonymous said...

I love arme wives!!! Me and Cristina watched in the hospital together. When I watch it now it feels like she is with me watching it too. I like to record it and watch itthe next night. My boys have been forwarnd not to earse or stop recordings for that show. It is the only show I regularly watch!
DAWN
Princess Cristina's mom
by the way We have been laughing all day at your ellen videos!! We needed the laugh! My boss says she will just by hulahoops and not the chairs!! LOL!!

Andrea said...

I have the same problem. Thats why I'm pretty much out of the loop on all the popular shows. I can't bring myself to watch them!

Shari said...

I don't know anything about this show, but what impressed me is that Frank helped you make necklaces! Awesome hubby you have! :p

Amanda said...

I love the show! I think they do a decent job at making it relatable.

Although I don't know how often you find close knit groups of friends like that on base. You can call me jealous lol.

It is fun watching shows all at once but I agree once you are all caught up it's a bummer. :P

Lyndi said...

By far, my favorite show. Bill schedule's his hours at work so he's not home Sunday night (he knows I won't talk during army wives, lol). I missed all of season 1, hope to own it in DVD ( i can watch on the way to EE!). I started watching about 3 weeks into season 2, and I am enjoying watching the encore season now. Can't wait for season 3, sounds like more drama is to come!!!!

momof4as said...

Yeah, I pretty much don't watch any prime time series at all for the same reason... in fact I don't watch any. I end up watching things like No Reservations etc. I did watch a "reality" series called Carrier, about life on an aircraft carrier, that I really enjoyed. There, that's my military contribution LOL

However, I did get to thank a soldier today! I was at the lab getting Ava her lead screen test (she was her usual "bad patient" self) and an older guy shook hands with a waiting soldier and thanked him for his service and I said "I second that!" Am I a cornball?

OK, novel over LOL

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

I love it but I jumped in late and am still clueless on some things, which drives my husband nuts when he has to watch with me and says "how come....?" and I haven't a clue and am ok with it! How'd he download the episodes? Is a new season coming soon? I haven't seen anything about it.

Orange1086 said...

I love love love this show!I'm not an army kid or wife/gf so I don't know how accurate it is on that end.

Orange1086 said...

I love love love this show!I'm not an army kid or wife/gf so I don't know how accurate it is on that end.

Rachel said...

Never seen it, but I am a huge Gray's Anatamy Fan.

Rachel said...

Well...I don't have much time for tv, as I am in college...so I have not seen Army wives...but will have to watch it sometime and see if I like it. I saw one season of Grey's Anatomy...and did not like it... you are not missing anything. My favorite shows are Jon & Kate Plus 8 (available on DVD if you do not have cable), SuperNanny, and Extreme Makeover the Home Edition. With all of those you can just pick any episode and watch because each episode is a unique story.

Ruby said...

I have the exact same problem. I can not STAND watching a show from the middle. It just takes too long to figure everything out! Anyways, if you get the chance buy the first season of Grey's. It's like 15 dollars and it's REALLY good.I hope you're all well, I love your blog!

Lora Leigh said...

I love Desperate Housewives and since it is on from September to May and Army Wives is in the summer a friend suggested I watch it. I can't stand to start in the middle either so I rented the first season and started watching. I made it through about 4 episodes and I hated it. DH is the only show I have ever been interested in and when it ends I don't think I will get started on anything else.

Marci said...

Did I mention that is filmed in Charleston, SC,,,,where I live,,one of our high school friends is a actress on the show...She is amazing!!!
I love Greys Anatomy and 24 is a show you would love too....incredible and hooking also.


Love, Marci

datri said...

I'm the same way about TV series. I have to watch them from the beginning! So we rent the DVDs from Netflix and watch them while we work out on the exercise bike.

Anonymous said...

I watch a couple of shows but keep forgeting the time. You should try Grey's Anatomy you can get the other shows also on it. But 24 and The Unit are my favorites.

Carol

Kim said...

I have watched that show from the very beginning. Love it. I'm not a military wife (but my sister was). I have no idea how "real" it is but I do remember my sister struggling while waiting for base housing. Very interesting story lines and a great cast!!! Another great show that just started this season is Life On Mars. Very interesting twist to it. I'm glad you are enjoying it.

creative gal said...

ok, must confess. . .I love it!!

Patty said...

Love that show! I can not watch it with Jerry, for fear of the BS clause. LOL I didn't watch most of the last season, as I was still getting used to having to be up at the same time, but stay up an hour later to watch my shows. LOL

Anonymous said...

Ok i am soo with you. I have to watch from beginning to like it. I actually was way behind on Greys Anatomy and all anyone talked about was that show, so I bought all the seasons and watched them and got caught up a couple of seasons ago and I love it! And yes One tree hill is still on and I have watched it since day 1 and I love it! Army Wives is the other show I watch. Those are the only 3 I care about, but I LOVE THEM!

Mallory

Sandy and said...

I'm the exact same way about shows! I got into Grey's Anatomy last year of Thanksgiving because I downloaded them all and I can't get enough. I didn't get started on Private Practice (the grey's spin-off) and now I'm desperately trying to come up with the money to get all the episodes so far so I'll be ready for the Grey's/PP "crossover special" they're doing!

I desperately wanted to start watching Army Wives but never did, but now since you've given it the thumbs up, I guess I don't have a choice but to find all the episodes and get into it!

Ann said...

I am the exact same way with TV shows. Dan can pick up a TV show at any point and not care but it drives me nuts. I did pick up The Office in the middle and it still drives me nuts that there are things I just don't get. I need to rent it! That's awesome that Frank helps make necklaces. What a guy!

Tammy said...

I don't watch army wives, but I'm a whole season behind on Lost. How do you download the episodes?

manuelsmommy said...

I am the same exact way with TV shows. Everyone tells me I'd love Grey's, but I can't do it. I'm not getting in to show that's been on for "x" amount of seasons and I have no clue what's going. My friends tried to get me in to One Tree Hill a few years back, and I did watch one episode with them, and LOVED it, but I couldn't bring myself to ever watch it again. If I need to have someone sitting next to me, telling me who each character is, how they are related to the next character, etc. then that's too much effort to watch a TV show. I'm SO with you!!! :) I also know people who love Army Wives, but I can't watch it, and never will! :)

Your blogs are great!

Have a great weekend!

Kim said...

I love that show, although I am behind as well. I usually watch the marathon that is on right before the new season starts.

My sister is a marine's wife, and they live on base in Hawaii. She says that it is nothing like the show. She says no one really talks to each other, and there isn't that close knit community. Although, I am sure it is different at each base, and my sister loves the show anyways.

Four Wonders Mommy said...

I have a lot of family in the military (well, reserves) and have been deployed 2-3 times each and I just absolutely love, love, love this show. In fact, I have a post on my blog about it:
http://thevelander4.blogspot.com/2008/10/letting-goarmy-wives-style.html
I think the new season will air late spring or early summer.
Enjoy watching--lots of twist and turns--especially the season finally from last year; you never saw it coming....

Anonymous said...

Im an army wife and ive NEVER missed an episode. ive read a few of the comments and many ppl said most of the show is fake. No not at all, there are some things that are a little out there. but the bond between the wives which is what the show is really about, that is TRUE!! Ive been an army wife for almost 2yrs but been with him alot longer, and no matter what, there alwasy there for you. It also shows the struggle with deployments and thats another truth in the show. We've been through one and about to go through another one in a few months. There is ALOT of truth in this show. and i couldnt be any more prouder to be an army wife.