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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 3, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 114 Ratings

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  • Summary: Based on Tanya Biank's book "Under Sabres," this soapy drama explores the impact of military life on family life by focusing on the spouses of soldiers stationed at a South Carolina Army base.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. 88
    The writing's crisp and the acting is first-rate.
  2. 80
    A tightly woven, watchable melodrama that connects an eclectic but friendly bunch of women through maybe the only thing they could possibly have in common: being married to the military.
  3. Reviewed by: Adam Markovitz
    75
    An earnest soap about women who are scrappy, sensitive, and stoic. [1 Jun 2007, p.64]
  4. With a little tweaking, the series just as easily could be set in some large corporation, or on a college campus, and engage most of the same interpersonal issues — what women do for men and for one another.
  5. 63
    "Army Wives" is better than it has any right to be.
  6. 60
    “Army Wives” is by no means a perfect show, but there’s a lot of potential material in the lives of these women.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    A stereotypical sudser that wants to be "From Here to Eternity" but feels like "All My Children: Military Edition."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 82
  2. Negative: 19 out of 82
  1. KristenM.
    Apr 17, 2010
    10
    Army Wives is the best drama on TV today and also very underrated. Catherine Bell as Denise Sherwood continues to shine with her performances Army Wives is the best drama on TV today and also very underrated. Catherine Bell as Denise Sherwood continues to shine with her performances weekly. You will cry after the first ep of season 4 if you have not seen her yet. Everyone on the show is phenomenal and they (the Tribe) do make you want to cheer for them and their families. Expand
  2. AndyA.
    Aug 27, 2007
    10
    Very Similar to the Unit" only with emphasis on the wives.
  3. CarisaK
    Jul 2, 2007
    10
    This show is indeed a soapy night-time drama, but that is exactly what it is supposed to be. It's a great start to a potentially great This show is indeed a soapy night-time drama, but that is exactly what it is supposed to be. It's a great start to a potentially great show - every show needs time to flesh out it's characters. What makes this a 10? That I couldn't possibly miss the next show after the pilot. This is the most addictive show of the summer! Expand
  4. TiffanyM.
    Sep 22, 2007
    10
    Best military show out there. Awesome acting, awesome story lines. I am a Marine wife and love the show even though it is army wives.
  5. AlexandraB.
    Jun 28, 2007
    9
    Hate the war, but love this show. Gives one a new perspective on the military.
  6. RebekkaH
    Jul 23, 2007
    5
    Great drama but far from realistic. So far I see a dumb wife, a cheating wife, a lost wife and a stressed husband Then there is the "savior" Great drama but far from realistic. So far I see a dumb wife, a cheating wife, a lost wife and a stressed husband Then there is the "savior" colonel's wife. Believe me that doesn't happen. No Expand
  7. Barbara
    Jun 6, 2007
    0
    As a military spouse, I am offended by this crappy show. Full of stereotypes, who the hell wrote this crappy show.

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