Ginny and Georgia Review

Alexis Lunsford

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Ginny and Georgia is a new Netflix series centered around a young mom, Georgia, and her teenage daughter, Ginny.

Ginny and Georgia, a Netflix original, portrays the overactive life of a young teen who moves to a new town with her wittingly, outgoing mother and younger brother. The show challenges the idea of situations that you don’t see in everyday life but draws in the viewer with its ever-evolving drama. 

Geared towards teenage girls, the show focuses on many sensitive topics such as death, sex, relationships, drugs and betrayals. The script for the characters seems to be geared towards a blunt perspective, in which the characters are shown to be more open about their situations than usually expected. This approach added a more edge-of-the-seat appeal, which keeps the viewer focused on the show due to the constant reveal of new information. 

Each character in general seemed to carry polar opposite personalities from each other. While it was entertaining to watch, it did not seem like they intertwined proficiently. Just taking the friend group that took Ginny in, none of them really seemed to like each other. Although the actors did a prestigious job at committing to their characters’ energy, everything seemed forced.  

While the mixing of characters seemed rushed, the script of the whole show did not show any signs of awkward phrasing or childlike language. Even Ginny’s mother, Georgia, carried a southern accent that did not include any of the overused country phrases which have you rolling your eyes when heard. 

The show carries a lot of distressed situations, found a lot in high school settings. We have the constant fall-out and makeup of friends, the small cliques, the feeling of being left out because of skin color or home life, and let’s not forget the cute boy next door that almost always catches you staring and doesn’t instantly think you’re creepy. Typical energy for a plot staged in a high school, where the emotions are high and common sense is low.

The relationship between Ginny and Georgia gives you a look into what some parent and child duos are actually like. With Georgia having Ginny so young, 15, their relationship, or might I say friendship, seems to be leaning more towards sisters. So close in age, Ginny seems to view her mother as immature and futile towards any sense of normalcy. At the prime age of rebellion, Ginny pushes back as Georgia starts to smother her in fear that her daughter will follow in her own footsteps. 

A divide is created between the parents and the children of the series and it gives you a sneak peek into how drastically different parents can be compared to their children. 

There are so many situations included such as Ginny feeling uncomfortable around people, specifically boys at a party, where they are all intoxicated and obnoxious, that just make you relate to her character. There’s the confusion of feelings and abundances of temptations, that have her confused on how to act. She’s a character who is trying to figure out her true self and definitely messes up along the way. 

Georgia on the other hand is a grown woman who has many secrets behind her checkered past. Hunted by a private investigator but loved by her town, she left the viewer with many mixed emotions. She makes you feel as if she’s your own mother but also your enemy at the same time. 

It’s a show that keeps you on your feet and running for more. With all the drama and unexpected turn of events, it will not disappoint.