I've been traveling the last week and a half from L.A. to Dallas to Atlanta and back. Still working off little sleep, I find myself daydreaming. I used to walk and talk in my sleep when I was a child. Would wake up and find myself out of my bed, down the stairs in the living room on my rocking horse, or other places. I've done it a couple of times as an adult, had conversations with friends on the phone that I don't recall and waking up in a different room. I wake up slightly disconnected for the rest of the day. Having roamed while asleep, I then dream while I'm awake. I associate travel with dreaming. Fall into a reverie on trains and planes. When I come to, I'm in another city, another time zone, and sometimes feeling that no time or space has passed at all.I was in Atlanta last Tuesday when CBS aired The Unit's double-header evening of "Sub-Conscious" and "Johnny B Good." "Sub-Conscious," written by Daniel Voll, explores the dreams of unit wife Kim Brown (played by Audrey Marie ...read more
Question: I read with interest the comments on the way the wives in The Unit are considered Stepford Wives, because I have been a military spouse now for 21 years and I have to say The Unit pretty much hits the mark as far as being true to life. I am just speaking as a general military spouse and not one assigned to a special unit, so just from what I have experienced, I can totally imagine how much more intense it is for the wife of someone in that situation. I think the main problem is that the general public has no idea what it is like to live the military life. It certainly isn't for everyone. I applaud The Unit for showing both sides of the story, because for many years the family side was not shown, and while it isn't as dangerous as the members' side, it is just as stressful to have to live.
Answer: Thanks for sharing. The more I watch The Unit, the more I think "Stepford Wives" isn't quite fair to the characterization of these women (especially the Regina Taylor character, but