The show tackles a wide variety of mature, complex topics -- including adoption, surrogate motherhood, alcoholism, children abusing parents, post traumatic stress disorder, and more -- in typically melodramatic soap opera fashion. But it also highlights many of the real difficulties associated with living on an active Army post.
While the wives (and husbands) of those serving must live by Army codes of conduct in public, within their own circle they're often secretive, catty, gossipy, and competitive. The cast isn't particularly diverse.
Disturbing images of a teen son hitting/abusing his mother. News footage of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan is sometimes visible. Children occasionally play with guns, tanks, and other military-type toys. Soldiers are sometimes seen working with or wielding guns. Physical fights between soldiers, some of whom are drunk or traumatized. Some violent incidents, like explosions.
Strong sexual innuendo and occasional simulated sex acts (including oral sex). Some skimpy underwear. Some of the wives discuss the various names for their vagina, talk about virginity, etc. Sex and infidelity are frequent topics of discussion.
Audible language includes "ass," "damn," "hell," etc.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Frequent alcohol consumption. Lt. Colonel Burton is often seen drunk and acting wildly as a result of post traumatic stress. Scenes take place at a local bar. Some underage drinking.