‘Ginny and Georgia’ season two is captivating

An emotional rollercoaster


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Jesse Belen

“Ginny and Georgia” fans were on the edge of their seats while waiting for Jan. 5 to roll around, when season two finally released on Netflix with ten new episodes. 

This comedy-drama is about a mother trying to give her kids a better life than she had growing up. It was produced by Sarah Lampert as a Netflix original. 

I was impressed with the character building and plot connections embedded in season two. It could get quite confusing at times to keep track of all the characters’ lives because of how the show jumps from character to character, but it was worth it. 

Season two was also a huge success in branching out and giving other characters opportunities to thrive. Even though Ginny (Antonia Gentry) and Georgia (Brianne Hower) were interesting characters, it was nice to understand and look into the lives of other characters like Joe (Raymond Ablack) and Cynthia (Sabrina Grdevich).

It’s a fair assumption that the third season (if we get one) will dive deeper into Samantha’s (Romi Shraiter) own life and viewers’ mixed feelings about her can either make us audibly sigh or be excited about this theory. Either way, it’ll be interesting to watch. 

This season had a good tendency to have everything tied together and it was fun to try and guess what would happen next. Even though this show was a bit predictable, it still gave me a swell of satisfaction to know I was right. 

As any other show, this one also had its lows. At times it was hard to watch because of the cringey scenes which made me laugh out loud, like how Ginny would walk around dramatically after doing absolutely nothing with a loud bass in the background. Or most noticeably, Hunter being Hunter. 

Something else that caught my attention was how unrealistically fast-paced the season was. Some things happened so quickly for the sole reason of speeding up the storyline and it was jarring. 

Fans can agree that this season was a lot more emotional and focused on mental health. Compared to the slightly boring first season, the new one kept me rapt and invested, especially with the realistic demonstrations of the struggles of mental illness. 

I would recommend this show to anyone who loves drama or doesn’t mind cringey scripts. But a warning is that this show deals with a lot of heavy topics: self-harm, racism and depression. If you aren’t comfortable with those then I do not recommend watching “Ginny and Georgia.”

“Ginny and Georgia:” ★★★★☆