Ginny and Georgia season two: the good and the bad


Christina Dixon

Released jan 5 2023, season 2 of Ginny and Georgia revealed more about their relationship

“Ginny and Georgia” was a comedy-drama series on Netflix that was originally released in 2021. The second season was released on Jan. 5, 2023. The series revolved around a young mom, Georgia Miller (Brianne Howey) and her two children Ginny (Antonia Gentry) and Austin (Diesel La Torraca). The second season picked up after the family moved from a small town in Connecticut, and embraced their new home in Wellsbury, Massachusetts. Georgia’s relationship with her teen daughter is rife with tension, in part because of a secret identity Georgia kept from her children. As Ginny settles into her new life she starts at a new school where she meets Maxine (Sarah Waisglass) who becomes her best friend and even makes friends with Maxine’s twin brother Marcus (Felix Mallard) who ends up as a love interest.
I really love how they went into the reality of being a young single mother and showed Georgia’s perspective. This was one of my favorite things about this series. This series explores the daily lives of teenagers and those surrounding them. The creators did a good job of exemplifying the characters’ emotions, though I do think that they could have gone into more detail about the relationships and communication between the characters such as Ginny and Georgia.
Ginny and Georgia’s complex dynamic was the most compelling aspect of the series but season two found them more distant than ever. The relationship dynamic between Ginny and Georgia is more like a friendship than mother and daughter. As Ginny begins learning everything that her mom kept from her, it creates more tension between them. In the beginning of season two for example she found out that Georgia ran an illegal poker ring in New Orleans which crushed Ginny’s idea of who her mother was. After listening to Georgia’s side of things and learning that she did it for Ginny they eventually became closer, but not before it got worse.
One of my favorite things about season two is how it shows the reality of being a teenager. Creators Sarah Lampert and Debra J. Fisher highlighted these situations through Ginny as she struggles with her reality, Marcus as he struggles with his mental health and Abby (Katie Douglas) as she struggles with the divorce of her parents. Showcasing these daily struggles was important because you never know what people around you are going through.
My least favorite thing about this season was the amount of arguments between characters. For example, when Ginny states that Georgia wasn’t respecting her boundaries they were constantly arguing or avoiding each other. I understand why Ginny was so upset, as her mom kept prying into her personal life, but I think that she should’ve let Georgia in. I didn’t like how Ginny was toward Georgia, and while I understand why she acted this way, I feel like she was overreacting a little.
Overall Ginny and Georgia is a fun and interesting series that dives into the reality of being a teenager. There are many important life lessons that were taught throughout the series that a lot of people can learn from. I love how they went more into Ginny and Georgia’s relationship and that I got to experience their development throughout the season.