Army Wives on LIVING

Sunday, 24 February 2008 21:41

Marching onto LIVING from Thursday 28 Febriurary is the American ensemble drama Army Wives. Produced by Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy), it follows the struggles, dreams and friendships of four women and one man who are united by the common experience of having a spouse in the military. Its sensitive handling of issues including alcoholism, post-traumatic stress and marital strife has already made it a massive hit Stateside, where it averaged a respectable 3.5 million viewers.

In the first episode, Alabama bartender Roxy LeBlanc (Sally Pressman) has her life changed forever when Private Trevor LeBlanc (Drew Fuller), her squeeze of only four days, walks into the bar and proposes. Swept off to her new life as an army wife at Fort Marshall, how will tough cookie Roxy, who has lead a tough life working two jobs in order to look after her kids, fit in with the neighbourhood of manicured lawns and military politics?

Meanwhile, established army wives Pamela Moran (Brigid Brannagh) and Claudia Joy Holden (CSI Miami’s Kim Delaney) have trouble of their own. Pregnant Pamela is trying to ease the financial strain on her family by secretly becoming a surrogate mother, while Claudia, who gave up her chance of a legal career for her husband, is furiously fighting for his promotion.

Also under pressure are Lieutenant Colonel Joan Burton and her ‘Army Husband’, psychiatrist Roland (Sterling K Brown), who are both struggling to readjust after being separated for two years while Joan was posted in Iraq, and Joan’s polar opposite, stay-at-home housewife Denise Sherwood (Catherine Bell), who is desperately trying to hide the ugly bruises on her arms.

Based on the best-selling book by Tanya Biank, Army Wives is rich with emotional turmoil, passion and drama. Full of shrewdly-observed insights into the all-too-common experience of those married to the military, this series is only on LIVING, Thursdays at 8.00pm.

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