Our Girl – Nepal Tour
With female soldiers now permitted to serve on the front line for the first time in modern British military history, there is a compelling drama to be made about the rapidly changing role of women in today’s Army – but Our Girl isn’t it, despite initially showing promise when the heroine was played by Lacey Turner, before Michelle Keegan took over.
It’s gradually degenerated into a glorified soap opera that uses the traumatic life-and-death moments of conflicts as little more than a backdrop for the melodrama of the regular characters.
As the third series begins, we’re plunged into an unconvincing recreation of the Syrian conflict, where Georgie (Keegan, above) is part of a desperate rescue mission that reveals the dangerous unpredictability of a hot-headed new recruit, Maisie. After the two are next sent out on a humanitarian rescue mission in Nepal, Georgie finds romance before lives are on the line once more. ★★★★★