Army Wives: Season 1 (2007)

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Army Wives

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Injecting doses of reality into the storytelling affords Army Wives a chance to command respect as a reputable soap with heart.

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Critic Ratings: 17

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User Ratings: 10

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Air date: Jun 3, 2007

The series begins with Roxy (Sally Pressman) moving onto the base after marrying a soldier following a four-day courtship. There she forms an unlikely friendship with a diverse group of spouses, including a powerful colonel's wife (Kim Delaney).

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Air date: Jun 10, 2007

Roxy deals with the news that Trevor has been deployed, then helps Denise with defensive training after she catches Jeremy attacking his mother. Pamela is forced to care for the twins while the biological parents are out of town. Joan's erratic behavior causes concern for Roland.

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Air date: Jun 17, 2007

Denise confronts her son about his abusive behavior. Roxy runs into her ex, who refuses to sign the paperwork relinquishing his parental rights. Pamela comes clean about her pregnancy in a public announcement. Joan deals with a soldier under her command who has a mental breakdown.

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Air date: Jun 24, 2007

Denise waits for news on her husband as word of his downed chopper spreads. Roland and Claudia Joy are held hostage by a disturbed soldier who has a secret past with Joan.

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Air date: Jul 1, 2007

Roxy learns a secret about Marilyn; Pamela gets bad news at Claudia Joy's Independence Day picnic; Roland asks Colonel Holden to be lenient on Joan, who is considering retiring rather than face court-martial.

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Air date: Jul 8, 2007

Denise gets a surprise; Claudia Joy is concerned about Amanda's relationship with Jeremy; Roxy's mother shows up unannounced.

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Air date: Jul 15, 2007

Roxy's mother pays an unexpected visit and asks Pamela to help her plan a birthday party for Roxy to prove she has changed. Jeremy decides to enlist, upsetting his mother, while the Holdens try to stop his budding romance with Amanda by telling her of his past abusive behavior.

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Air date: Jul 22, 2007

The Holdens plan a family vacation to get Amanda away from Jeremy; Denise decides to return to work as a hospital nurse; Pamela runs into an old friend while Roxy makes a new one, a recently widowed single mother who must leave the post due to her husband's death.

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Air date: Jul 29, 2007

Joan returns home early, determined to get her marriage back on track. Denise misses Major Weatherford's party, where Claudia Joy overhears a heated, domestic dispute between Lenore Baker and her husband moments before he collapses, leaving Michael temporarily in charge at Ft. Marshall.

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Air date: Aug 5, 2007

Being between a rock and a hard place would probably be easier for Claudia Joy than standing between Michael and her friend, Hannah (Ann Cusack), a war widow. Hannah is determined to testify before Congress on the possible cover-up of the friendly-fire death of her husband, and the issue causes strife on the base. But no one feels more conflicted than Claudia Joy, whose loyalty to her husband is pitted against her loyalty to---and personal feelings for---her friend.

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An ensemble drama centering on the lives of a group of military spouses living on a U.S. Army base. In the first season, brand-new Army wife Roxy LeBlanc (Sally Pressman) moves to the base and picks up a bartending job. There, she meets and becomes friends with other Army spouses, including Claudia Joy Holden (Kim Delaney), Pamela Moran (Brigid Brannagh), Roland Burton (Sterling K. Brown) and Denise Sherwood (Catherine Bell).

Critic Reviews for Army Wives Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (9)

While lacking the satirical humor of [Desperate] Housewives and the edge of [The] Unit, the show is serviceable in its storytelling, quite well-done in its production and better than well-done in its acting.

Oct 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Stand ready to salute the best new drama series in Lifetime's lifetime.

Jun 1, 2007 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The show succeeds on a number of levels and builds on a well-crafted premise pilot.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

At a certain point, the soapy qualities could kick in and bring these characters to life, but as it stands, Army Wives feels as empty as expressing "Support the troops" sentiments on a bumper sticker.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The effects of war on the home front are unmistakable and are dealt with in a surprisingly straightforward manner.

May 31, 2007 | Full Review…

Army Wives is evidence of the channel's good shopping sense as opposed to production savvy.

May 31, 2007 | Full Review…

The producers of Army Wives seem determined to deliver a conscientious depiction of life for military families. They need to remember they aren't making a documentary.

Oct 18, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

There's absolutely nothing wrong with a good soap opera. It's just that Army Wives doesn't start out as a particularly good soap opera.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

What begins as a guilty pleasure becomes a legitimately enthralling series by the end of its fourth episode.

Oct 18, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It tells entertaining stories that combine fiction with the very real drama associated with marrying into a military life.

May 31, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Army Wives offers an intriguing premise that's bogged down in its execution by uninspired, unimaginative stories.

May 31, 2007 | Full Review…

The Army wives know how to make it last.

May 30, 2007 | Full Review…

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