Ginny & Georgia Ain’t No Gilmore Girls

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When Ginny & Georgia first released on February 24th, 2021, most people did not believe just how big it would become. Since its original premiere, it has been renewed for a second season that came out on January 5th of this year. Whenever the show becomes the topic of conversation, people either fight over how amazing or horrible they believe it is. 

The concept of this show is Gilmore Girls, but with more hard-hitting topics. Throughout season two, viewers follow the mother-daughter duo work through their underlying issues from the first season. At the end of the first season, we saw Ginny taking her younger brother, Austin, with her to her dad’s house. As the story continues, we get to learn more about Georgia’s background of being a single teen mom and how this affects who she is today. It also follows the discovery behind how all of Georgia’s past has affected Ginny. 

While they are the main two characters of the show, Ginny and Georgia are not the only two characters we get to see going through troubled times. This show manages to cover hard things, such as self-harm, depression, body dysmorphia, and more. Many shows attempt to make it relatable to teens as they go through these struggles but fail to make it accurate. Ginny and Georgia, however, managed to make the situations authentic while giving an example of how to deal with it in a healthy way. We see the characters going through therapy and working through their past trauma.  

I personally thought that this show was good, but it had its off moments that barred it from being great. I think that the emotional scene in the first episode between Ginny and her dad truly showed how hard it can be to admit that you are really hurting. I thought that  the emotional scenes were shown in a health and helpful way. The show did do an excellent job showing off how bonkers Georgia really is, though, which fans really enjoyed. They managed to show the viewers that everything she does really is for Ginny only.  

I also liked how they portrayed other characters going through different issues than the main characters. When the eighth episode begins, the point of view switches from Ginny and Georgia and moves onto Ginny’s boyfriend, Marcus. It allows him to tell his story of going through depression and the troubles of it coming back. At the end of the episode, the audience is left with a cliffhanger that allows the next episode to go back three days and show things from Ginny and Georgia’s point of view once more. I feel that we do not see things like this often in shows today and it managed to keep me on the edge of my seat. The show as a whole ended on a major cliffhanger, which has left fans eager for a season three. It is still unknown as to whether this show will return for a third season, but if it does, things will definitely take quite a turn.