TV sucks
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

I know I am preaching to the choir on this one, but seriously, I hate TV, it's makin' us stupid.

I dont' know how many shows I have been invested in that have been canned in favor of such soaring excellence as oh, another bachelor installment, or smarter than a fifth grader, or ARMY WIVES.

That last one is what I want to rant about. I can't say it isn't well written, I don't know, I have only seen one episode, but what gets me is that people are going to think ill of me, because of the way they portray a military wife on that show. I am not a skank, nor am I white trash, or a drunk, a door mat, or a gossip. Okay, well, sometimes I like a little gossip, but hey, I'm trying ;D.

I don't cheat on my husband because he is deployed. (He isn't right now) I know more women who are cheated on by their deployed husbands than the opposite.

Being married to the military if you will, is hard. The Marine's say "we didn't issue you a family" and brush people off. That is not always the way we are treated, but it does happen. And how sad is this...the army post I live on has it's own WIC clinic? Yoo hoo! COngress, can we get a pay raise for the men and women who risk their lives to save ours?

Right, so all this boils down to the fact that I hate the way lifetime TV is portraying a military spouse, because of it, I have decided to take a little break from the fan fic writing and try my best to work on a little book. I want to write what it's like to be a real military spouse. Now, it's not as if this sucker will be a best seller, well mostly because, it can be really boring and lacking in drama, but I wanted to thank you all who have commented and encouraged my writing here. It's given me the courage to go and do some good in the real world.

You all rock!

PS I will finish posting Trouble in a Skirt, since it's all written and is bein' beta'd so yea, that story will finish, promise!


Thursday, August 2, 2007 7:44 AM


Good luck writing your book!

And, yes, TV is full of crap now! I don't like "Army Wives" either, but for a completely different reason. (That production rents equipment from the company I used to work for.) As a film student, I've spent less and less time over the past few years as I've grown a disdain for most television shows as my taste and form for film making has changed. Plus, all the networks like to put all those crappy reality shows on during the summer b/c they're cheap and they have short seasons.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 3:48 PM


cant claim much knowledge of the particular show itself, but i'm inclined to agree with the general statement; i'm lucky, in regard to TV, actually: i'm 17, and for the first 11 years of my life my parents didn't own a TV; there simply wasnt one in the house. when we did get one, it was strictly for VHS/dvd useage: meaning, it was literally and physically incapable of recieving ANY station. so yeah, i don't even have to deal with the crap :)
('course its got its downsides, but this is an agreeing-with post, so no need)

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 12:54 PM


uh.... ok, so we can't use the message board markup here....

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 12:53 PM



I know I am preaching to the choir on this one, but seriously, I hate TV, it's makin' us stupid.

Then quit watching already!

Seriously, I gave it up ten years ago, more out of casual disinterest than anything, and I haven't missed it a bit. I downloaded the Firefly episodes and became a fan that way. But you won't miss it. In fact, you'll wonder how you ever wasted so much time watching.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 11:54 AM


Yeah I saw the trailers for it..the school I worked at was 50 yards out of an airforce base and we had lots of military families and none of them were ever like those women...HUGS and sorry. Hey I live in Utah and that show Big Love is a total CROCK!!


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