Do not have cable, and my sister has been watching for years, the ONLY show she watches faithfully, so I decided to get Season 1 to try. Well my daughter and I became so addicted that after the 2nd show, had to frantically purchase the others. My 1st husband was Air Force (20 yrs) so there was so much we could relate to, and at age 75, I really miss living in Base Housing. I live in a beautiful home in the country with my 2nd husband who retired from the Army, so military life is so familiar to us, and NEVER thought I would say I missed it. This show is so real, it shows the best and the worse of our lives. The good part, they stayed together, whereas I had to say good-bye to so many, but we all found another family, our 'military family'. We relied on one another, and shared in the best and the bad together. I can't wait to get season 7. I have heard it is the final season, and I really hope to hear that there will be more. I hope this erases any doubts that it is worth the time and money to purchase, I am so glad I did.