Alright people. I joked about having to write a blog about the show Army wives this afternoon, but I didn't really think I would have to do it. I assumed we all understood that it was just a show, not some docu-drama of "real life" Army wives.
The show is so far fetched, one would have to be a serious noob or incredibly removed from reality to think any of that show is plausible. Do you hang out with your post commander's wife? Do you have a son that beats you? Do you have a wife that works in a bar that someone died in?
Come on folks. We don't watch the show because it's giving us life lessons on how to be proper Army wives. We don't watch it because we want insides to the real world of all the other Army wives out there. We watch it because we like the characters. We like the stories. We like the connections made. We like the suspense.
Do you watch How I Met Your Mother because it relates to your life? Do you watch Two and a Half Men because your brother and his obnoxious son live with you? Do you watch Glee because you periodically break into song in your day to day life? Do you watch The Office because your boss is just like Steve Carell? Do you watch the plethora of noon soap operas because your baby daddy came back from the grave twice? Of course not. You watch these things because they entertain you.
Everyone knows that Army Wives is fiction, yes even non-military folks. The only similarities to MY life is that a few of the main characters occasionally wear digital camo. It's a show people. Like it, don't like it. I don't care. But don't read more into it than it deserves. Any real Army wife (or husband) knows they could produce a far more realistic, and probably more entertaining, soap opera with just the experiences they have had.
***getting off of the soap box now***