Now streaming on Britbox is Our Girl, a British military series that is now in Season 3 in the UK. Seasons 1 and 2 are now on Britbox, and I must say it’s pretty good. I’m not much for military dramas, but taking this journey is worth the time.
The two-hour pilot sets the background for the heroine’s life before joining the army. Lacey Turner plays Molly Dawes, a young woman from a dysfunctional family situation in London. Pressured and unhappy about her home life that is a dead-end scenario, and the fact that she has no idea what to do with her life, she glances across the street at a recruiting station. From the time she walks through the door, the pilot takes you through her application, her acceptance, her boot camp experience, and her eventual career as a medic in the British army. Her family turns her back on her because of her decision, but she finds a place she belongs and perseveres.
I’ve only watched five episodes so far, but am impressed with the storyline. As Molly is deployed to Afganistan, it’s an interesting look into the lives of the young men and those who lead them. Molly is far outnumbered and the only female at her post. Of course, she needs to earn the respect from the male soldiers and commanding officer but eventually does so after she saves one of their own.
I’m looking forward to continuing the series. If you have BritBox, check it out.