In and around the month of November I finally caved to my mother’s pleas, I went to the store and picked up a couple seasons of Army Wives. She had been talking about wanting to see the show for well over a year. I must first of all thank her for hounding me about picking the show up, and I must also thank Mother Nature. If it was not for the snow that day I likely would not have insisted my mother slowed down her crazy life long enough to watch an episode. Right from the minute Trevor LeBlanc walked in that bar and proposed to Roxy I was hooked. The first episode had me laughing, it had me crying, and it had me excited about what I was going to enjoy over the five seasons I had to catch up on. In that 42ish minutes I became invested.
For anyone who knows me well they know I am a TV show fiend, I typically stay up into the wee hours of the morning watching copious amounts of shows, some new, some old, some good, some bad and some AWESOME. Army Wives became and instant favourite for me, and unfortunately for my entire family as well, meaning no late night episode cram sessions for me. I had to be patient, wait for everyone. I must admit that did not last beyond the first season. I started sneaking episodes in here and there, and before you know it I was seasons ahead. I wanted to be all caught up for when season six kicked off.
In five plus season seasons I have become attached to character’s, to story lines, I have become invested in the 23rd Airborne Division. I have laughed with them, I have cried with them, I have mourned for them, rooted them on, they have captivated me. At times the show might be frustrating, repeating themes and stories, it might make me mad when there are things I do not like, it might be a little more low budget/cable tv than some of my other favourite shows. However I am not sure I have felt a bigger connection to a group of people on a show.
I look forward to seeing what the rest of season six has to offer.