The first time I heard about this show, I was probably about 14 years old. I was sitting in my living room watching some movie on Lifetime and I remember the commercial because I thought it was a weird thing to make a show about. I watched the first episode and I thought it was boring so I didn’t bother with it again, simple as that.
Fast forward eight years later and here I am scrolling through Netflix trying to find a good show to watch while I go to sleep. I stumbled upon Army Wives and obviously my interest was immediately peaked. I remembered when I was 14 and tried watching it and I thought that maybe I could give it one more shot since you know…I’m a navy girlfriend and all.
So, I did. I watched the first episode and to be honest I thought it was kind of dull, nothing that I could relate to. But I continued to watch every now and then when I needed a change of pace from my usual Netflix picks and holy hell am I glad I did.
I am currently on episode and I.am.addicted. I looked at some of the reviews and star ratings and was kind of disappointed when they didn’t match mine. But I feel like if you are a military girlfriend/wife/fiance then you will 100% relate to and fall in love with this show.
I know the Navy works a little differently than the Army but no matter what, a military relationship goes through the same feelings and troubles. This show helps me a lot when I feel like no one understands my relationship or those days that I miss T a little extra. And I can relate to the characters, especially Roxy, a new Army wife who has no clue what she is doing half the time but is a badass and figures things out.
And honestly, I’ve learned a few things from watching. I know you have to take things in a scripted TV show with a grain of salt but I feel like I have a better understanding of what housing and marriages are like in the military because of watching this. I feel like I know a little bit more about what deployments are like.
And the best part? It’s filmed in Charleston, my home away from home at this point. So, I get to see all the familiar sights and feel like I am a little closer to Taylor.