Sports shows are always great. They’re exciting, full of action and real emotions. But what about the other side of sportsmen’s life? Hockey Wives is a TV series created in Canada. The first episode of the series came out on the 18th of March 2015. The show took place in Quebec, and the original title is "Mari?es au Hockey". The series focuses on the lives of wives and girlfriends of professional hockey players. How do they deal with ups and downs of their husbands’ and boyfriends’ professional and social lives? How do they balance it all with their family life? These are the questions to which the show gives an answer.
Is It a Reality Show?
Mostly. The participants are filmed almost 24/7. There’s also no script. If there’s something for the participants to do they find uncomfortable, they will not do it. They are never forced to say anything or do something they don’t want to.
Also, the wives do not receive any payment for participation in the show. Hockey Wives is only beneficial for them in that it boosts their popularity in social media. All the money earned by the project is for charity.
The wives became good friends in their everyday life and continued communicating after the filming of the project came to an end. So, none of it was fake or something. The best way to describe the project is an interview. It isn’t that since it’s a TV show, but it’s still very close.
Social Media Feedback
The wives receive lots of encouraging comments and reviews. They were mostly positive and respectful. The series turned out to be partially educational and instructive. It’s about difficulties in life and the ways to deal with them no matter what. It’s about support and mutual understanding in the families where there’s no plan for everything, where the career stands as high as family issues sometimes, where close people have to make difficult choices to continue their way together hand in hand.
On the 5th of May 2015, the producers announced that the series would return for the second season. It premiered on the 28th of October 2015. The last episode of the second season came out on the 5th of May 2016. It’s a bit early to look for the release date of the franchise, but as soon as the show appeared it gained popularity and a growing number of viewers. The episodes were ranked top on Canadian iTunes. It looks like the start of the third season is entirely possible this fall.