Ginny and Georgia’s Second Season Takes a Turn


Show Review

By Isa Gil, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Ginny & Georgia is a hit Netflix series filled with comedy and drama. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the show, it follows the life of a single mother Georgia, played by Brianne Howey, and her 16-year-old daughter, Ginny, played by Antonia Gentry. Beside them is Georgia’s son, Austin, played by Diesel La Torraca. After moving around for most of their life, the Miller family finally settles and moves to a small town called Wellsbury.

Throughout the first season, the show mainly focused on Ginny and her romantic relationships and it focused a bit on Georgia and her past. Unlike the first season where everything was mostly bubbly and fun, the second season deals with more mature topics like depression and domestic violence.

Before watching the show, I would recommend searching up the topics discussed and looking over the trigger warnings. This being said, this season was a lot to handle. It showed multiple characters dealing with difficult topics. However, it brought awareness to different coping mechanisms one might take when they are depressed. While others seek therapy, one might keep it bubbled inside. This show did a good job of showing how depression is not in plain sight. Some might hide it with humor, or they will simply put on a smile and pretend everything is alright. Aside from depression, the show also points out racism like Ginny being targeted by her racist English teacher. Although this season didn’t have as much of a cheery vibe to it, I believe it did a pretty good job of trying to recognize and bring awareness to these issues.

Aside from the overall vibe of the show, the relationships formed this season were very different and unexpected. For example, I couldn’t believe the relationship Abby and Joe formed with other people. It was very weird to see their choice of partners considering how much they’ve talked bad about the person or simply how little they’ve actually interacted with them. I was also very shocked to see the new character added this season and his impact on the show; however, it was interesting to see more of Georgia’s past and why she is the way she is.

Finally, I loved the plot twist that was added at the end of the show. It was very unexpected, and it kind of left you wanting more. Overall, I would give this show a 6/10. It’s not a bad show, but it has a lot of characters who are a bit too dramatic. Also, it tries to include slang which is a bit outdated.