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

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15

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Critic Reviews

  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. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Adam Markovitz
    An earnest soap about women who are scrappy, sensitive, and stoic. [1 Jun 2007, p.64]
  4. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    A satisfyingly meaty drama. [11 Jun 2007, p.41]
  5. The show succeeds on a number of levels and builds on a well-crafted premise pilot.
  6. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    The intimate moments have a gutsy realness, and the central characterizations are bedrock enough to sell us through the stereotypes.
  7. "Army Wives" is a series that sucks you in on the strength of its characters.
  8. 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.
  9. 63
    "Army Wives" is better than it has any right to be.
  10. 60
    “Army Wives” is by no means a perfect show, but there’s a lot of potential material in the lives of these women.
  11. While lacking the satirical humor of "Housewives" and the edge of "Unit," the show is serviceable in its storytelling, quite well-done in its production and better than well-done in its acting.
  12. 60
    Television needs a stronger series on the subject, and military families deserve something better.
  13. 50
    If you like Lifetime, you'll probably love this one.
  14. The obvious, soapy stories plod along at a too-languid pace, leaving talented actors in their wake.
  15. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    A stereotypical sudser that wants to be "From Here to Eternity" but feels like "All My Children: Military Edition."
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 115 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 88 out of 115
  2. Negative: 24 out of 115
  1. CJG.
    Apr 18, 2010
    Never saw the kind of drivel you write about the Army or it's environs. Make a mockery of the Military and you can expect negative criticisms.
  2. KristenM.
    Apr 17, 2010
    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. Full Review »
  3. LindaR.
    Apr 16, 2010
    Top new show opening episode out of 11 shows. that says it all. Army Wives is number one.