Why you should check out Army Wives
According to the paperwork I got back yesterday, I'm a man. Because of this, I'm pretty much conditioned not to care about anything that appears on Lifetime.
Still, I figured it wouldn't kill me to at least watch the first episode of Army Wives, a new original dramatic series that focuses on the lives of several women living on an Army base, rather than judging it without seeing it.
You know what? It's not that bad. Admittedly, the show is geared toward women and is at times a bit too "touchy feely" for my tastes, but I can tell a good series when I see one, and this one has potential, as long as people give it a chance and don't completely ignore it just because it happens to be on Lifetime.
Of course, being executive produced by Mark Gordon (Grey's Anatomy) should help recruit many viewers to this new show, not to mention a great case consisting of Kin Delaney, Catherine Bell, Sally Pressman, Drew Fuller and others.
The first episode, like most series premieres, is essentially an introduction to all the characters. We meet Claudia, who's married to one of the highest ranking officers at Fort Marshall; Denise, who is married to a strict career soldier, and Roxy, who is trying to adjust to the rules and regulations of Army life after marrying her army husband.
If you missed the premiere, you can watch it online here.