Netflix’s Ginny and Georgia review

Is it just a rip-off of Gilmore Girls?

Austin (left), Georgia (Center), and Ginny (right) first time seeing their new home.

Austin (left), Georgia (Center), and Ginny (right) first time seeing their new home.

Lauren McCloy, Staff Writer

Netflix just realized another original TV show and it is a whole story and a half. But to summarize, it’s basically like “What if Lorelai Gilmore was a con artist, but the  rest of Gilmore Girls was the same?” The end result would be this show.

 

Like Gilmore Girls, Ginny & Georgia is about a mother (Georgia) who had her daughter (Virginia/Ginny) when she was 15 years old.  And now she is two kids in and dealing with parenting, as well as being a scam artist (that didn’t happen in Gilmore girls..) When the series begins, Georgia is 30 and Ginny is 15; they live in a small town in Massachusetts (instead of Connecticut like Gilmore Girls), and face complicated family dynamics, class issues, and love triangles.

 

The show starts by deep digging into Georgia’s past, which includes illegal activity and Georgia also covering her tracks in the past and present. This is a big presence in the show, so it becomes a crime drama. Then we see Ginny starting to make friends at her new school, the show shifts into light teen drama. But Ginny self-harms and gets drunk with her friends, so the teen drama gets much darker. Oh and thennnnn, Georgia starts working for the town’s mayor, and dating him! Throughout it all, the series is basically the girls being pulled by several love interests Ginny and Georgia are drawn to, like Gilmore Girls! And also, Ginny has a younger brother named Austin (Diesel La Torraca) who is an adorable, socially anxious Harry Potter fan who has some skeletons in the closet.

 

So it’s not just Gilmore Girls, it’s also EuphoriaDesperate Housewives, and How to Get Away With Murder. It’s a solid 6/10, so bad that it’s good. Too much and not enough at the same time.