Comments: NOT HAPPY

Don't worry, you weren't the only one who got irked on this. But I was NOT happy with the hostage situation, either. How many of those have you seen? Me neither. But they show it like it's some event that is within the normal scope of events.

Not to mention my hubby having conniptions about the Delta Force sniper shooting the soldier, even though he has no law enforcement authority.

Finally, I read an interview Catherine Bell gave to Star Magazine (yes, I know, it was Star) and she just does. not. get. it. That bothers me very much. Perhaps they'll get enough screams over this episode that they'll hone the future ones much better.

Posted by airforcewife at June 25, 2007 02:29 PM

Don't they have anyone working for the show that was (or is) actually affiliated with the Army? If they don't, they need to. Luckily, I haven't watched the show, but I think it would tick me off.

Posted by Erin at June 26, 2007 10:13 AM

Since they are almost done or done with filming, my guess is that we will see this sort of thing AGAIN.

I was a little upset, they keep villianizing people with PTSD, this is certainly not going to help in the battle for awareness and money to fix the problem.

Posted by armywifetoddlermom at June 26, 2007 12:15 PM

I don't think they "get" PTSD, period. The LTC seems to have more issues with reintegration than with PTSD, but they keep calling it PTSD. The semantics of disorder names may not seem like a big deal to some people, but it is a HUGE deal for me. Like telling someone with chicken pox they have the measles.

Yeah, yeah - spots and bumps. But they are NOT the same thing - even if they often go together.

Posted by airforcewife at June 26, 2007 02:56 PM

That entire episode just irked the ^^#%&%$ out of me. I cannot understand why they didn't think the drama of the chopper down was enough drama for one episode! and can anyone tell me why they didn't show the rest of the spouses (there WERE more people on that chopper weren't there?)gathering around?

the PTSD crap is making me nuts. and I'm just worried that the civilians are getting the wrong idea about veterans and the families as well. We don't need to have this kind of dis information out there.


Posted by LAW at June 26, 2007 08:50 PM

These shows rarely get it right. "The Unit" is no better. Each week is the same theme. The unit guys doing cool stuff (but never getting close to the actual war) while Big Army each week is trying to hose the average soldier. Bring back JAG. At least they got the uniforms right.

Posted by MAJHAM at June 28, 2007 01:29 PM