WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Army Wives” focuses the military experience on these whiny and simplistic wives and ignores the realities of war. It is my observation that the significant others are far more concerned about their loved ones safety than is portrayed here. It gives us all the self-serving jingoism regarding service in the United States military, service that is handled much too simplistically and in an embarrassingly politically correct fashion. There’s also the ham-fisted soap opera approaches to the series material. But, it’s still a less annoying show than most of the Shonda stuff.
While we only get the first half of Season 6 here, nothing changes in that regard. They get their big Marc Cherry style natural disaster episode, plus the women have to worry about being split up. Other than that, the most material it gets is talking about BRAC and nothing else. But, women watch these shows for the big drama. There’s plenty of that here including some trouble over Roland’s adopted kid. Why doesn’t anyone want to portray Roland as halfway decent on here?
The DVD comes with bloopers and deleted scenes. The A/V Quality is pretty strong, but the transfer still sports digital noise. What’s more surprising is the Dolby Digital 5.1 track sports no back channel dropout. That being said, I don’t know why we couldn’t get more than 13 episodes on this release. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to fans of the show.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!