I love watching TV and movies with my husband. It's a way to spend time together. We always send the kids upstairs at 8 and then it's our time. But sometimes it's not easy watching shows with my husband. Especially if they are military shows. Or if a military member pops up in the show. It happens often, because Tom is only interested in programs or movies where things are blowing up, people are blowing up, and lots of guns and tanks and explosions are occurring.
He's been deployed multiple and has been in the military for fifteen years now, so he's learned some things.
I think it's great that he's learned some things, but sometimes his knowledge can get distracting.
Here are some of the comments he has made as we watched TV or a movie together:
1. "The guns are all wrong. You'd have to cock it twice to get it to fire." Me: "Ha, you said cock."
2. "That gun doesn't even SOUND like that."
3. "The uniforms don't look right. That medal wouldn't be there. That other one looks weird. His medals aren't straight. They're crooked. No way would a general walk around like that. No way."
4. "That kind of gun doesn't cause that sort of damage. It couldn't blow through a wall like that on the first time."
5. "Why does the tank look like that? It's all wrong."
6. "Not all vets are complete psychos. Why do they keep making vets act like assholes in all these shows?" (He was especially miffed at the way they were portrayed in the latest season of Orange Is The New Black.)
7. "That's a 240 Bravo machine gun, not a 50 cal. Why did that dumb ass troop call it the wrong thing?" Me: "WTF? Does it matter?" Him, quite serious: "Oh. It matters."
So yes, it can be rather distracting. But I'm almost used to it now. And if I'm watching one of my girly movies and someone shows up in uniform, I scan it and I'm like, "Those medals are all wrong."