The series revolves around Ginny Miller, a "15-year-old who is more mature than her mother", Georgia, in a town in New England where Georgia decides to settle along with her girl Ginny and son Austin to offer the children a better life which she never had.
The imperfect relationship between the mother and daughter pushes them to quickly notice confidants in their new neighborhood, showing that they both wanted to feel secure with their emotions. Through flashbacks of Georgia’s childhood when she was fifteen years old, the show reveals the trauma that Georgia makes poor decisions and loses trust in individuals. Georgia’s past not just affected her but her kids as well. While the show progresses, Georgia’s unhealthy habits regularly haunt her and force Ginny into an edge where she is tasked to look out for the family, being stripped away from experiences like having friends as a teenager.
Ginny, being a teenager, goes through her own traumas and problems that make life tough. The show jumps from one downside to another with a rollercoaster of highs and lows. Though this makes the show seems like had been all over the place, it absolutely embodies the life of a teenager and a mother who never got to be a teenager.
The characters were beautifully developed and showcased several levels of intensity, creating the show relatable for viewers. It had been refreshing to see that the writers did not withdraw from touching several the numerous necessary social topics together with crime, racism, self-harm, parental abandonment, and sexuality.
When it came to episodes with sensitive topics like self-harm, the plot encourages the audience to seek help and permit themselves to be vulnerable enough to talk about the issues they face. Every episode was unpredictable and wild because it alternated between light-hearted scenes to intense drama, keeping viewers intrigued. The unpredictable direction the show took additionally gave viewers the satisfaction to take a seat back and enjoy the sturdy chemistry between the characters. The classic boy-next-door romance together with stories concerning friendships, sex, and school aspirations created the show an emotional rollercoaster that is impossible to not binge.
The drawback of the series was the very fact that it appeared a little rushed even though it has 10-episodes on the brink of one hour each. There have been numerous necessary topics and characters within the series that the show didn’t dig into, making the series feel rush and unfinished in some areas, perhaps they might be saving it for another season, that is yet to be announced by Netflix. However, the producers and writers who made a lot of effort to incorporate several of the problems people go through can still be appreciated.
“Ginny and Georgia” may be a relatable show that anyone at any age will watch. If fascinated by romance, hardships, reconciliation, this show is worth binging.
Final Score – [7/10]
Reviewed by – Ritika Kispotta
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