3 thoughts on “Anybody else watching this?”

  1. I watch it, and my husband's watching it, too. If you're looking for entertainment, it's pretty good. If you're looking for any sort of "reality" of what it's really like over there…not so much. This, coming from someone who's actually over there. 🙂

  2. Wow. Really? See I haven't seen anything yet that I thought wasn't realistic.

    Is it accurate to the condition on the ground today? Probably not. Most of it seems to be taking place during the "combat phase" of the Iraw mission. So, I understand where you're coming from (I think).

  3. Yeah, I hear what you're saying. As far as the timing goes, I think most people will want to try to equate the show to "current events" because the war is such a hot button for people right now.

    I read a review in the Army Times and the guy hit it on the nose…no one would watch a show about an average guy on an average deployment because, well, it's not that exciting. There's gunfire and mortar fire but not so much drama. Plus, it just pushes my buttons when I see every stereotype represented…it's like an episode of Real World: Baghdad. You've got the clueless officer, the mouthy black guy, the idiot Cornell grad who enlisted instead of becoming a "clueless" officer…women who seem to have no reason to be there…and the foul-mouthed sargeant.

    Don't get me wrong…I'm enjoying the show…I just try to suspend reality for an hour. Makes for some interesting conversations between me and the husband, though!

    It's kind of like ER…in most emergency rooms, the "excitement" happens for about ten minutes a day, but the way they play it out…it looks like it's chaos and drama all the time!

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