Ginny and Georgia is the kind of show aimed at teens but with enough of a storyline to keep the adults who watch it entertained. Sort of.
I am not a teen, so my perspective is very different from all those who went crazy about it on social media.
Before I delve into my thoughts, I'll give you a quick recap of Ginny & Georgia, if you haven't already seen it.
What Is Ginny and Georgia About?
Georgia Miller (Brianne Howey) is a single mother with two children. After a very difficult upbringing, she got pregnant and had Ginny when she was 15.
Fast forward 15 years and she now also has a son and has recently become widowed.
So with her southern drawl, she packs her bags and moves to Wellsbury, a middle-class New England town. She promptly buys a house and promises it will be the last time she moves the family. So far so good.
The story continues as Ginny (Antonia Gentry) starts in her new school and makes friends, while Georgia wangles her way into a job in the Mayor's office. Soon she is dating the Mayor (Scott Porter), but all is not what it seems with Georgia.
Flashbacks to her early life show a young woman desperate to keep her daughter and willing to do anything to protect her – including what looks like committing murder and breaking the law quite a lot.
Because of that, a private investigator is on her trail trying to prove she killed her most recent husband. However, none of this is known to Ginny.
Despite the start in life, things between Georgia and Ginny become more and more strained. Will Georgia's checkered past catch up with her? Can the mother and daughter duo find away to be at peace with each other?
Maybe, but not in season one!
Ginny and Georgia Official Trailer
Is Ginny and Georgia Worth Watching?
As I mentioned above, I am not the target demographic. What I couldn't quite get my head around was Ginny's evolution in the show.
She initially goes from a supportive daughter to one that demands to know every aspect of her mother's life.
Even when Georgia shares some of the more difficult parts of her childhood, none of which are actually any of Ginny's business, Ginny is still not content and goes rooting around for more info.
It ends up being all headaches and problems for Georgia and trust issues for Ginny despite having no reason not to trust her mother!
She turns into a spoiled brat, high on the fact that she has finally attained some level of popularity at school. She becomes unlikable very quickly.
I appreciate that Ginny's life isn't exactly going to plan and in comparison to her friends such as Abby (Katie Douglas) she has had it a lot tougher. And the show does tackle that aspect really well.
But from a parent's perspective, Georgia has done everything humanly possible to give her kids the life they have in a cute New England town, and so it's easier for me to empathise with her character.
Overall, I found the show frustrating. Maybe if I was younger I would be able to appreciate an angsty fifteen-year-old a bit more.
As it is, I think Georgia was short-changed, and I wouldn't be in any rush to watch a second season. But if you are then here's everything you need to know about Ginny and Georgia Season 2.
Otherwise, it's a so-so drama that got a lot of attention for jokes made at the expense of Taylor Swift and Gilmore Girls. Minor stuff really but enough to cause mayhem on social media.
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Ginny and Georgia Cast
Ginny and Georgia season one was a huge hit for Netflix. From creator Sarah Lampert and showrunner Debra J. Fisher, there are 10 episodes to watch on Netflix.
Brianne Howey as Georgia Miller, single mother of Ginny and Austin
Antonia Gentry as Ginny Miller, Georgia's teenage daughter
Diesel La Torraca as Austin Miller, Georgia's 9-year-old son and Ginny's half-brother.
Jennifer Robertson as Ellen Baker, the Millers' neighbour and mother of Marcus and Max who befriend Georgia.
Felix Mallard as Marcus Baker, Ellen's teenage son and Ginny's love interest.
Sara Waisglass as Maxine “Max” Baker, Ellen's daughter, Marcus' twin sister, and Ginny's new best friend.
Scott Porter as Mayor Paul Randolph, the mayor of Wellsbury, who is up for reelection and is the town's most eligible bachelor.
Raymond Ablack as Joe, the owner of a local restaurant called Blue Farm Café who briefly knew Georgia as a teenager.
Nikki Roumel as Teenage Georgia Miller
Mason Temple as Hunter Chen who becomes one of Ginny's love interests.
Aaron Ashmore as Gil Timmins, Austin's father
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