Get ready for your newest, binge worthy obsession with the latest Netflix Original Series, Ginny & Georgia. Now, you’ll see a ton of reviews compare this series to Gilmore Girls, and they’re not completely wrong, but if that’s all they got from it they don’t watch enough teen dramas or True Crime.
“It looks like Paul Revere boned a pumpkin spice latte”
Created by first-time writer/executive producer Sarah Lampert, Ginny & Georgia tells the story about a free spirited, street smart, single mom, Georgia (Brianne Howey), her 15 year old daughter Ginny (Antonia Gentry), and Harry Potter loving son Austin (Diesel La Torraca) who are moving to a small town in New England after the untimely death of Georgia’s most recent husband. However, things are not always as they seem in this small town, in Georgia’s past, or Ginny’s future.
Ginny & Georgia Is More Than What’s On Paper
Now, don’t let the on paper description fool you (like it did me) into thinking this is your typical teen angst, family drama, because it isn’t. Simply comparing it to Gilmore Girls really does Ginny & Georgia a disservice. Seriously, just because it’s a single mom who hangs out at a local cafe with Sav (Raymond Ablack) from Degrassi doesn’t make it close to the same show. If anything I’d compare it to Mermaids, but I digress. There are so many twists and turns, laugh out loud, and OMG moments throughout these ten episodes that keep you hooked. The character development for every single character in this series is fantastic; not a single one is left out while allowing for growth if we happen to be blessed with a season two.
Ginny & Georgia also takes on deep and dark subject matter that a lot of teen shows (including Gilmore Girls) would shy away from; such as self-harm, race, body image, drinking, drug use, sexting, teen sex, and that it’s not always healthy to have a mom who would rather be your best-friend than your parent.
A Show Well Worth Your Watch
The character development and mother/daughter dynamic between Ginny and Georgia is fantastic. I found their relationship super relatable to mothers of daughters of all ages, including myself. Seriously, watching them was like watching myself and my own mother…even if I don’t really like to admit that. I also appreciate that the writer doesn’t play down the “end of the world” feeling that comes with being a teenager, while intertwining her mothers story with character building flashbacks.
Overall, I think Ginny & Georgia is extremely bingable and loads of fun. Make sure to check it out on Netflix, Friday February 24th!