Ginny & Georgia
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|Ginny & Georgia|
|Created by||Sarah Lampert|
|Music by||Lili Haydn & Ben Bromfield|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Running time||50–63 minutes|
|Original release||February 24, 2021 –|
Ginny & Georgia is an American comedy-drama television series created by Sarah Lampert that was released on Netflix on February 24, 2021. In April 2021, the series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on January 5, 2023.
Ginny & Georgia follows fifteen-year-old Ginny Miller and her thirty-year-old mother Georgia, who, along with Ginny's younger brother Austin, move to the fictional Massachusetts town of Wellsbury for a fresh start, after Georgia's husband dies.
Cast and characters
- Brianne Howey as Georgia Miller, single mother of Ginny and Austin
- Nikki Roumel as teenage Georgia Miller
- Antonia Gentry as Virginia "Ginny" Miller, Georgia's 15-year-old daughter, who feels more mature than her dynamic mother
- Diesel La Torraca as Austin Miller, Georgia's 9-year-old son and Ginny's brother who shares an avid interest in Harry Potter
- Jennifer Robertson as Ellen Baker, the Millers' neighbor who is the mother of Marcus and Max and befriends Georgia
- Felix Mallard as Marcus Baker, Ellen's teenage son, Max's fraternal twin brother, and Ginny's love interest
- Sara Waisglass as Maxine "Max" Baker, Ellen's openly lesbian teenage daughter, Marcus' fraternal twin sister, and Ginny's new best friend, who has narcissistic tendencies
- Scott Porter as Mayor Paul Randolph, the mayor of Wellsbury, Massachusetts who is up for reelection; the town's most eligible bachelor, he becomes Georgia's love interest and eventual husband
- Raymond Ablack as Joe, the owner of a local farm-to-table restaurant called Blue Farm Café who briefly knew Georgia as a teenager
- Katie Douglas as Abby (season 2, recurring season 1), a friend of Max and Ginny and part of the MANG (Max-Abby-Norah-Ginny) group who is insecure about herself and struggling greatly with her parents' divorce
- Chelsea Clark as Norah (season 2, recurring season 1), a friend of Max and Ginny and part of the MANG group
- Mason Temple as Hunter Chen, a band member who becomes one of Ginny's love interests
- Jonathan Potts as Mr. Gitten, Ginny and Max's AP English teacher who has a strained relationship with Ginny who opposes his teaching
- Sabrina Grdevich as Cynthia Fuller, Zach's mother and real-estate agent who is running for mayor against Paul
- Alisen Down as Bev
- Colton Gobbo as Jordan, Norah's boyfriend, a friend of MANG
- Connor Laidman as Zach, Austin's school bully and Cynthia's son
- Devyn Nekoda as Riley (season 1), one of Max's love interests
- Karen LeBlanc as Lynette Miller
- Nathan Mitchell as Zion Miller, Georgia's ex-boyfriend and Ginny's biological father
- Kyle Bary as teenage Zion Miller
- Rebecca Ablack as Padma, Marcus' pseudo-girlfriend
- Tyssen Smith as Brodie, a friend of MANG
- Daniel Beirne as Nick, Paul's campaign manager at the office and friend of Georgia
- Humberly González as Sophie Sanchez, a senior at school and Max's love interest
- Alex Mallari Jr. as PI Gabriel Cordova, Nick's new trusting boyfriend who is investigating Georgia
- Damian Romeo as Matt Press, a friend of MANG
- Chris Kenopic as Clint Baker, Ellen's husband and Marcus and Max's father, who is deaf
- Romi Shraiter as Samantha, a fellow student rejected by the MANG group
- Tameka Griffiths as Bracia, a fellow student who Ginny befriends
- Zarrin Darnell-Martin as Dr. Lily (season 2), Ginny's therapist
- Agape Mngomezulu as Bryon Bennett (season 2), Bracia's love interest
- Katelyn Wells as Silver (season 2), Maxine’s new love interest
- Aaron Ashmore as Gil Timmins (season 2), one of Georgia's ex-boyfriends and Austin's father
- Vinessa Antoine as Simone (season 2), Zion's love interest
Season 1 (2021)
This section's plot summaries may be too long or excessively detailed. (January 2023)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"Pilot"||Anya Adams||Sarah Lampert||February 24, 2021|
Georgia Miller arrives at Wellsbury with her teenage daughter Ginny and 9-year-old son Austin after her husband dies. On her first day at her new school, Ginny faces off with her English teacher and is befriended by Maxine, through whom she meets Maxine's bad-boy twin brother Marcus and a friend of Max’s, Hunter. She later kisses Marcus but also agrees to go on a date with Hunter. Meanwhile, Georgia meets Mayor Paul Randolph; Georgia has money problems because Kenny’s ex wife contests the will. Ginny gets home from the date with Hunter, but she has sex with Marcus, losing her virginity. Georgia attends a board meeting held by the Mayor and blackmails Joe into giving organic food to the schools at a low price; this gets her a job at the mayor's office.Flashbacks throughout the episode reveal how Georgia was abused as a teenager, how she became pregnant with Ginny, and that her husband's crash was caused by her poisoning his smoothie with wolfsbane.
|2||2||"It's a Face Not a Mask"||Anya Adams||Sarah Lampert & Debra J. Fisher||February 24, 2021|
Ginny has a hard time fitting in as Max’s friends, Abby and Norah, seem hostile. Georgia starts her new job and befriends Nick. In class, Austin gets bullied by Zach, but he has an opportunity to shine when he’s named Star of the Week. At work, Georgia’s team has difficulties with the approval for the new town weed dispensary, because the shop is in a historic building with no AC. Ginny takes a contraceptive pill; later, she hangs out with Max’s friends in the hopes of meeting Hunter, Ginny proceeds to get stoned with the others to make them like her, but still feels an outsider. Back at home, Ginny practices self-harm by burning herself. The following day, Max auditions for the school musical and Ginny goes shopping with Abby and Norah and she witnesses them shoplifting. To fit in, Ginny steals too, but she’s caught and Georgia arrives, accusing the shop owner of racially profiling her daughter; Georgia resolves the situation, advising Ginny not to trust the other girls after they pretended they weren’t stealing. While out, Georgia learns that the troubling historic building actually has AC after meeting Cynthia at her office, who was the one against the dispensary; Georgia also has Joe hire Ginny at Blue Farm. In the meantime, Austin brings his incarcerated father’s letters for his Star of the Week project at school, saying his dad is a wizard in Azkaban. Ginny has a breakdown with Marcus over feeling like an outcast and reveals he was her first time. Abby and Norah pay a visit to Ginny and apologize and they become friends. The dispensary opens, much to the dislike of Cynthia. It is revealed that Georgia writes Austin letters, pretending she’s his father, but she’s also seen using her son’s security number to request a new credit card. Kenny’s ex-wife hires PI Gabriel Cordova to look into Georgia.Flashbacks reveal how teenage Georgia was taught to shoot a gun by a woman in the biker gang and how she robbed a gas station, before returning to her house and shooting her abusive stepdad’s hand.
|3||3||"Next Level Rich People Shit"||Renuka Jeyapalan||David Monahan & Danielle Hoover||February 24, 2021|
Georgia accepts to have Ginny participate in Sophomore sleepover and offers Ellen to chaperone with her when she sees the money for the tickets, but she can’t find a babysitter for Austin; however, Paul agrees to babysit him. Ginny starts her new job at Blue Farm and Max, who got the lead in the musical, crushes on Riley, a fellow theater kid. Excited about the Sleepover, Ginny and her friends text about it; it is revealed Abby actually has body image issues and tapes her legs to make them look thinner. At the sleepover, Ginny and her new friends dance and take pictures in a photo booth: Hunter joins Ginny and he kisses her. Georgia looks at Ginny, but Ginny asks her to go away as she feels embarrassed in front of her friends; Ginny, Max, Abby and Norah decide to get matching ponytails, but the hairdresser ruins Ginny’s hair and she runs to the bathroom, where she finds Marcus hiding. As Ginny fixes her hair, they talk and Marcus reveals he struggles with depression after his best friend died the previous year. Georgia offers to take the money from the tickets to the principal office, stealing some of it. Max confesses her feelings to Riley and kisses her, but Riley tells her she’s straight: a distraught Max confides in Georgia, who comforts her. Georgia finds Ginny in the bathroom and the two quarrel, Ginny accusing her mom of being jealous because she’s experiencing something Georgia never has. In the meantime, Paul bonds with Austin over football, but he finds the credit cards in Austin’s name. After the sleepover, Hunter asks Ginny to be his girlfriend and she accepts, while Max meets Sophie.Flashbacks reveal teenage Georgia finding out she’s pregnant in a bathroom of a gas station and immediately after, meeting a boy named Joe who’s on a school trip: Joe gives her half of his sandwich and tells her he’s from Wellsbury and that he’d love to have a farm with animals, while Georgia recounts how she wished for a magic horse named Milkshake when she was younger; before leaving, Joe gifts his Ray-bans to Georgia.
|4||4||"Lydia Bennett is Hundo a Feminist"||Renuka Jeyapalan||Tawnya Bhattacharya & Ali Laventhol||February 24, 2021|
In her first relationship, Ginny desperately wants Hunter to like her, as he prepares for Battle of the Bands. At a board meeting, Georgia proposes to host a Casino Night instead of a baking sale to raise more money for the schools, while at work she gets questioned by HR about the credit card in Austin’s name Paul saw: Georgia tells it was Austin’s father, Gil, who did it and reveals he’s incarcerated for embezzling from his company. Feeling guilty, Paul agrees to Casino Night. While hanging out with her friends, Ginny discusses feeling like Hunter doesn’t really like her and then how porn gives a distorted image of sex to men, who never prioritize female pleasure: Marcus overhears the conversation. Ginny sends Hunter an enticing photo but, when he fails to reply, she sends it to Marcus instead, starting a conversation that ends up in sexting and Ginny masturbating for the first time. Georgia and Nick struggle to find funds to host Casino Night after the organization of the event is no longer under Cynthia’s control, but they manage to come through thanks to Georgia’s resourcefulness and the night is a success, with Georgia raising four time the amount of money as the previous year, although keeping some for herself. In English class, Ginny chooses to discuss Lydia Bennett from Pride and Prejudice, but she feels personally attacked when Hunter doesn’t agree and shames the character. At Battle of the Bands, Ginny finds out Hunter’s feelings after he sings a song about her and the two reconcile. Paul asks Georgia on a date.Flashbacks reveal teenage Georgia meeting Zion’s parents after finding out she’s pregnant.
|5||5||"Boo, Bitch"||Sudz Sutherland||Mike Gauyo & Briana Belser||February 24, 2021|
Ginny is finally popular and well-adjusted in school after Hunter’s song goes viral, deciding for a group Halloween costume with her friends and helping Max out with Sophie, inviting her to their party. Ginny also invites Bracia, one of the few other Black kids, but she keeps ignoring Marcus. While at work, Ginny overhears Padma saying Marcus doesn’t want to be in a relationship with her and she proposes MANG go to the party dressed as Britney Spears. Georgia and Paul go on a date at Blue Farm, but Cynthia sees them. Ginny meets Hunter’s family and finds out she’s to be thinking about colleges and recommendation letters. At the Halloween Fair, Paul talks about his innovative plans for Wellsbury if he’s re-elected, but Cynthia reveals she saw him out with Georgia and announces her candidacy for mayor. At the party, Ginny and her friends shine in their Britney costumes, but Abby makes herself throw up after receiving an ugly comment on her appearance and Ginny reads spiteful comments about her under Hunter’s video, burning herself in the bathroom. A drunk Max tries to get Sophie to make out with her, but Sophie leaves; Bracia comments on Ginny’s costume, implying that Ginny can dress up like that because she’s white-passing. Ginny takes Max home and looks as Marcus takes care of his sister, later apologizes to him for ignoring him and the two agree to being friends. Georgia and Paul have sex and Georgia comes home to find her sister Maddie, who she hasn’t seen in more than 10 years; Ginny is shocked to discover yet another of Georgia’s secrets. The PI arrives in Wellsbury. Austin gets teased by Zach and violently stabs him in the hand with a pencil.Flashbacks reveal how Zion’s parents offered to take custody of Ginny but Georgia leaves their house not to have her daughter taken away from her.
|6||6||"I'm Triggered"||Sudz Sutherland||Danielle Hoover & David Monahan||February 24, 2021|
After Austin’s attack, he’s suspended from school and has to attend therapy, but Georgia doesn’t feel there’s any need and fights with Ginny on this. Maddie’s presence forces Georgia to confront her traumatic past, while Austin bonds with his cousin Caleb. Ginny talks to Hunter about her disapproval for her mother’s secrets, which included her aunt Maddie. Nick tells Georgia about Jesse, a man he met at Casino Night, and later introduces them; Max is pining over Sophie. A stressed Georgia goes to Blue Farm and talks to Joe, before being joined by Maddie and proceeding to drink together and revive their bond; in the meantime, Ginny talks to Max and Marcus about her new relatives and receives more sympathy from Marcus than from her best friend. Joe and Georgia take a drunk Maddie home as Paul arrives and confesses his feelings for Georgia. Georgia manages to sneak into Maddie’s phone and finds out her sister is in Wellsbury to spy on her for PI Cordova who’s paying her: Georgia finds a picture of Cordova, who is revealed to be Jesse. Georgia kicks Maddie out, offering her double the money to leave: Maddie reveals that after Georgia left home as a teen, her abusive father targeted Maddie instead. Max apologizes to Sophie and the two kiss; Ginny comes home early and goes through Georgia’s room, to find other secrets: she finds photos of Georgia as a child and a gun. Georgia comes home early too and hears noises in her room, she heads upstairs with a gun from her purse: mother and daughter stand in front of one another, each with a gun in their hands. Georgia tells Ginny she keeps her secrets to protect her, but Ginny acts annoyed. Georgia burns the photos of her as a girl and Ginny calls her dad.Flashbacks show teenage Georgia working and living in a pension, an older man named Anthony Green being interested in Georgia and her starting a poker gambling ring; shortly after, young Maddie arrives after having run from home too, but Georgia asks her to leave when Maddie leaves little Ginny in the bathtub unattended. Maddie steals all of Georgia’s money and leaves.
|7||7||"Happy Sweet Sixteen, Jerk"||Aleysa Young||Ali Laventhol & Tawnya Bhattacharya||February 24, 2021|
Ginny turns 16. Paul debates Cynthia and later plays with Austin and advises him about his conflict with Zach. Georgia is embezzling at the office, and calls to hire someone called Marty for a secret job. Georgia's family quarrels over dinner; after dinner Paul visits Georgia and stays overnight. Georgia arranges a party and sleepover with Ginny's friends Max, Norah, and Abby, to keep Ginny's birthday weekend celebration under her protection; the party is crashed by Nick, with Gabriel in tow, and Georgia calls Gabriel by his real name. Gabriel gets a phone call about medical tests that showed Georgia's husband to be in excellent health shortly before his death. Ginny's friends, having raided Georgia's liquor cabinet, sneak with Ginny over to Maxine's home and are joined by others, mainly their boyfriends and girlfriend, for a drinking party while Maxine's parents are away. Georgia finds out and reports them, and they're raided by police. Paul goes to bail Ginny out. Georgia tells Ginny about how her stepfather abused her, causing her to run away from home, and later adds that she hasn't gotten her inheritance and is broke. Austin goes back to school but loses his nerve and runs off.Flashbacks show a time when Georgia was arrested and nearly lost custody of Ginny.
|8||8||"Check One, Check Other"||Aleysa Young||Briana Belser & Mike Gauyo||February 24, 2021|
Cynthia releases a defamatory video against Paul and Georgia, making Paul lose supporters. Padma breaks up with Marcus, while in English class Ginny is required to write an essay for a big prize. Ginny’s dad Zion, a travel photographer, arrives in town; Ginny fears her parents getting back together, despite Georgia’s commitment to Paul. Paul comes to dinner and meets Zion. It is revealed that Abby’s parents are divorcing, but none of her friends see Abby’s struggles. Marcus seeks advice from Max and Sophie, determined to tell Ginny about his feelings for her. Zion takes Ginny to an open mic poetry night in Boston, where he promises he’s going to settle down and stay around to be close to her. Georgia sees Marcus climb through Ginny’s window and confronts her about it, ensuing a big fight. Austin keeps on pretending to go to school not to face Zach. Ginny presents her essay to her English class, it being a poem: however, the teacher declares Hunter to be the winner and calls Ginny’s work too unconventional. Max and Sophie have sex, while Ginny and Hunter have a huge fight about Ginny’s poem and their different experiences as non-white people and the way they’re treated as such. Ginny has a heart-to-heart with Zion, who encourages her to be her truest self; Abby asks all the girls to meet at Blue Farm and accuses them of having left her alone in time of needs, so the girls make peace and promise to be there for each other. Cordova discovers Georgia has a plant of wolfsbane and that it can cause heart attacks. Cynthia releases an interview accusing Georgia of having guns in her house and Paul, who is against guns, gets angry with her, so Georgia sleeps with Zion. Ginny sees her parents together and has a meltdown, burning herself; Marcus sees her through the window and Ginny gets mad at him, humiliating him. Marcus gets on his motorbike despite having no license and he drives himself into a ditch.Flashbacks show Georgia marrying Anthony Green to provide a stable environment for Ginny and not losing custody of her, but Anthony doesn’t want Georgia to leave the apartment. Trapped, Georgia drugs his drink and watches as he dies, contemplating calling 911 before putting down the phone.
|9||9||"Feelings Are Hard"||Catalina Aguilar-Mastretta||Danielle Hoover & David Monahan||February 24, 2021|
Ginny feels guilty and anxious about Marcus’ crash. He comes home from the hospital with a concussion; Georgia keeps Zion at a distance after sleeping together and apologizes to Paul. Cordova presents his hypothesis of Georgia poisoning Kenny with wolfsbane, causing him a heart attack and asks to excavate the body and test for it, while Georgia texts mysterious Marty. While playing with Zion, Austin finds his letters for his dad in Georgia’s closet. Ginny talks to Joe about Marcus and seeks his advice. Georgia and Ginny discuss Georgia and Zion, the mother promising nothing will happen. The Millers have dinner with the Bakers: Ginny visits convalescent Marcus in his room but she encounters Padma who tells her Marcus likes her. Zion confesses to Georgia he wishes to settle down with her. Georgia helps Paul win some support back by organizing a town rally aided at bettering Wellsbury, while she keeps embezzling from the town. Cynthia sees Georgia at the bank cashing the embezzled money. Sophie breaks up with Max, leaving Max a mess, while Zion tells Ginny he’s got an apartment in Boston to stay close. The girls rush to comfort Max, but Ginny visits Marcus again and asks him to forgive her, scared he’s mad because he didn’t text her back: Marcus tells he lost his phone in the accident and they embraced, but they are discovered by Abby, who begs Ginny to stop and not to tell Max, for it would break the friend group apart. After the town rally, Georgia tries to break up with Paul but Paul instead asks her to marry him, saying he sees who she truly is and Georgia accepts. When she gets home, Georgia finds Zion leaving, saying he doesn’t want to hold her back. Ginny tells Marcus she loves him, he reciprocates her and they have sex; after it, Marcus tells Ginny he can help her if she wants. Cynthia sneaks into the mayor’s office and finds proofs that Georgia is embezzling money. Cordova finds Kenny’s body is missing from his grave and Austin shows Ginny the letters Georgia never sent, so Ginny helps him forward them. Max finds Marcus’ lost phone and sees Ginny’s messages, finding out Ginny has been involved with her brother all along.Flashbacks show Georgia and Ginny showing up at Zion’s place after not being in touch for a year, they live together but Georgia can see that she’s holding Zion back from achieving his dreams, so she tells him to go and achieve them.
|10||10||"The Worst Betrayal Since Jordyn and Kylie"||Catalina Aguilar-Mastretta||Debra J. Fisher & Sarah Lampert||February 24, 2021|
|Despite Georgia and Paul’s engagement, things are very tense for the Millers: Austin keeps on missing school and wandering off, while Ginny finds herself cut off from her friends group. With the election approaching, Cynthia publicly accuses Georgia of embezzling money, but HR concludes that there’s no money missing: however, Nick notices that there was a huge deposit done that morning for the same amount that was missing. After being once again singled out by her English teacher, Ginny runs into Bracia in the bathroom and the two talk about how difficult it can be to be Black in an all-white town. Hunter tells Ginny he doesn’t want to break up and that he loves her; Joe notices Ginny’s Ray-bans and she tells him Georgia received them from a stranger in a gas station, Joe reads this as a sign and is ready to declare his feelings to Georgia, but she comes in and he finds out about her engagement to Paul. Ginny goes to Max’s musical to talk to her, but Max reveals she knows about her and Marcus and confronts her on lying, Ginny accuses Abby of telling Max and Max gets angry with Abby too. Hunter intervenes in the fight and Abby tells him how Ginny cheated on him with Marcus, who arrives in that moment and says it was all a mistake, before getting punched by Hunter. Ginny is heartbroken by Marcus’ words and she leaves him. Max tells Ellen about Ginny and Marcus and Ellen confronts Georgia about it. Georgia talks to Ginny and Ginny spits it all out, accusing Georgia of lying and driving Zion away, of Austin’s letters and reveals she mailed them, much to Georgia’s disbelief. Ginny blackmails her English teacher into signing a recommendation letter for her, accusing him of being racist, while Georgia finds out Austin has been skipping school. Cut out from her friends, Ginny spends time with Bracia; at work, she receives a visit from Gabriel, who reveals he’s investigating Georgia and asks Ginny to come forward with information, fearing Georgia may be dangerous, but Ginny protects her mother. Ginny comes home to Georgia leaving for the announcement of the new mayor and Ginny decides to run away: she and Austin burn the wolfsbane and then steal Marcus’ bike and run off, just as Paul wins the elections and Georgia reveals to Gabriel that she put Kenny’s ashes in the fireworks.|
Season 2 (2023)
This section's plot summaries may be too long or excessively detailed. (January 2023)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|11||1||"Welcome Back, Bitches!"||James Genn||Sarah Lampert & Debra J. Fisher||January 5, 2023|
For the past 2 weeks, Ginny and Austin have been living with Zion in Boston. Ginny experiences nightmares about Georgia. Georgia pretends to be fine with her kids gone. Ginny's grandparents come to Zion's house for Thanksgiving dinner, and Ginny overhears them expressing their concerns about her mental well-being as they leave. Georgia goes with Paul to his parents' house for Thanksgiving dinner, and overhears them talk about how she has too much "baggage", though he is insistent on marrying her. Ginny continues to burn herself. Georgia calls Zion and the two agree that the kids will come home for "Friyay", a tradition of frying various foods the day after Thanksgiving that they invented when Ginny was young. Ginny has a panic attack when she finds out that she has to see Georgia again. She confides in Zion about her self harm and asks if she can keep living with him, which he agrees to on the condition that he tells Georgia about it and Ginny goes to therapy. When they arrive back in Wellsbury, Ginny returns Marcus's bike and apologizes for stealing his bike and ignoring his texts. Zion, Georgia, Paul, Ginny and Austin have an awkward dinner. Meanwhile, Abby goes to Max's house for their yearly post-Thanksgiving brunch tradition, but Max is still angry with her and kicks her out. Georgia confronts Ginny about thinking she is an 'evil mom'. Zion tells Georgia that Ginny is moving in with him, but she refuses to allow it, so he attempts to tell her about Ginny's self harm. To stop him, Ginny agrees to move back home. Gabriel discovers that Georgia was previously married to a man named Anthony Green, who went missing. Zion books a therapy session for Ginny. Marcus climbs into Ginny's room and the two share a deep conversation before Ginny asks him to stay the night.Flashbacks show Georgia coming home on the night of the election to find her kids gone and her wolfsbane flowers burned. They also show Georgia working on Thanksgiving and inventing Friyay so Ginny could still have a nice holiday.
|12||2||"Why Does Everything Have to Be So Terrible, All the Time, Forever?"||James Genn||Danielle Hoover & David Monahan||January 5, 2023|
Georgia asks Paul to move in, and they agree to not tell the kids yet, but she ends up telling Ginny and Austin anyway. When Ginny walks into school for her first day back, her old friends ignore her. Georgia plans to join the Neighborhood Club, but finds out she needs a current member to sponsor her, so she visits Cynthia, whose husband is terminally ill. She tries to empathize with Cynthia because of Kenny's death, but Cynthia deduces that she is just there to ask for the sponsorship. Zion takes Ginny to her first therapy session, where she talks about her childhood and her self harm. Nick confronts Georgia about her embezzling, but she reminds him that telling Paul about it would eliminate his plausible deniability. Ginny goes to Blue Farm and convinces Joe to give her her job back. Cynthia tells the Neighborhood Club not to let Georgia in. Paul tells Ginny that he wants to be there for her and Austin, and mentions that Austin's father Gil took credit cards out in his name. Ginny looks up her credit score and realizes that it was Georgia, not Gil. The next morning, Ginny makes Paul a smoothie, reminding Georgia of the one that she killed Kenny with.Flashbacks show Georgia going to her old biker gang, traumatized, to get rid of Anthony Green's body after accidentally killing him.
|13||3||"What Are You Playing at, Little Girl?"||Audrey Cummings||Mike Gauyo||January 5, 2023|
Tensions rise after Georgia learns that Ginny knows what happened to Kenny. Austin's teacher tells Georgia that Austin is behind in class and says he might have anxiety and need counseling, but Georgia brushes it off. Marcus asks Ginny why she has been so secretive lately, and she brushes him off so he leaves. She struggles to tell him about her feelings, so she writes a poem for him. Abby and Ginny skip class and smoke together. Georgia finally convinces Cynthia to get her into the Neighborhood Club. Ginny finally confesses to Marcus that Georgia killed Kenny, and he promises not to tell anyone. Georgia tells her that she killed him to protect her family and she would do it again if necessary; the two make up.Flashbacks show Georgia failing to make friends with Ginny at her side. She uses her to steal clothes.
|14||4||"Happy My Birthday to You"||Audrey Cummings||Anil K. Foreman||January 5, 2023|
After Ginny and Georgia make up, Georgia catches Marcus sneaking in and talks about his intentions with Ginny. Ginny plans a party for Marcus's birthday. Paul and Georgia clash about parenting techniques when he finds out Marcus snuck in and that she doesn't want Austin to go to counseling. Max struggles with still having feelings for Sophie, who now has a boyfriend, and is oblivious to a girl named Silver liking her. Cynthia stays at Blue Farm all day, not wanting to see Tom because he's forgotten her name; she bonds with Joe, who is struggling with his unrequited love for Georgia. Georgia apologizes to Ellen and they make up. Paul tries to ask why Georgia won't get Austin help, resulting in an argument. She asks Ginny to be her maid of honor. Norah makes up with Abby and Ginny, disappointing Max. Gabriel discovers that Georgia was never investigated regarding Anthony Green's death. Ginny and Max argue, but make up when she finds out that Ginny loves Marcus. They have a joint birthday party for Marcus and Max, where Ginny and Hunter finally talk about their breakup and get closure. Marcus asks Ginny to be his girlfriend. Ginny calls her therapist to stop herself from self harming and has a mental breakdown.Flashbacks show Georgia lying about Ginny being sick so they can stay in the house longer.
|15||5||"Latkes Are Lit"||Danishka Esterhazy||Kale Futterman||January 5, 2023|
Georgia is planning the wedding, a Neighborhood Club party, and a fundraiser for women and children. Ginny's English teacher asks her to pick a book to add to the syllabus about the Black American experience. Georgia apologizes to Nick and asks him to be her bridesman. Georgia decides on the theme of murder mystery for her party, which Ginny finds sadistic. Ginny and Zion have dinner, and he advises her on what to do about the book. Georgia arranges for Zion and Paul to meet and talk things out. Ginny and her therapist talk about Georgia as a mother. Joe listens in on Paul and Zion's conversation about Georgia; Zion asks him to look out for Ginny and keep him in the loop. Paul argues with Georgia about a gun he found in the house; he throws it out, and she claims it's the only one she has. Ginny stops Georgia from getting her English teacher fired by framing him. At an open mic at Blue Farm, Ginny reads a poem about her negative feelings toward Georgia; Georgia walks in and is upset after hearing it. Cynthia kisses Joe, but instantly regrets it. Gil arrives at Austin's school.Flashbacks show Georgia giving a hungry Ginny her own food. Her plans for a baby-sitter fall through so her date, Gil, comes in and they get delivery.
|16||6||"A Very Merry Ginny & Georgia Christmas Special"||Danishka Esterhazy||Angela Nissel||January 5, 2023|
Georgia is still upset about Ginny's poem, and stressed about having Paul's family over for Christmas Eve. Max messages Sophie, missing her. Bryon asks Bracia to go to a football match. Ginny and Georgia walk in on Zion on a date with his girlfriend Simone, and Georgia panicks and accidentally invites Zion's family to the Christmas Eve dinner. Austin finds a gun when looking for presents. Gabriel discovers that Georgia's lawyer has a connection to her old gang. Paul and Georgia argue about how she doesn't respect him. At dinner, Georgia feels attacked by Zion's mother, who criticizes the way she raised Ginny, so she leaves. Joe cheers her up and she makes up with Paul. Cynthia and Joe have sex. Gil arrives on Christmas and claims he's changed. Georgia reads Ginny's notebook and discovers that she self harms. She forces Ginny to show her the scars, and they talk about why she does it. She apologizes for missing it and they cry together.Flashbacks show Gil buying gifts for Georgia and Ginny.
|17||7||"Let Us Serenade the Sh*t Out of You"||Sharon Lewis||Danielle Hoover & David Monahan||January 5, 2023|
Georgia tries to become a better mother. She confronts Zion for not telling her about Ginny's self harm, and they make up. Gil tries to become part of Austin's life, but fails to convince Georgia he's changed. Ginny's English teacher tells Ginny to lead a lesson on the book, and she drops out of his class. Marcus begins to act differently and comes to school drunk. Georgia joins in on Ginny's therapy session, and they both feel like they're not understood by the other. Max realizes Marcus is suffering because he doesn't think Ginny should like him. Gil tells Cynthia that Georgia framed him for the embezzlement she did so he would get sent to prison. Ginny and Max argue when Max doesn't realize what Ginny is going through in class; Max later apologizes. Ginny throws Georgia a surprise bachelorette party.Flashbacks show Gil telling Georgia that he embezzles from his company. Georgia wears face paint as Zion and Gil meet on Ginny's birthday. After they leave, she removes the face paint, revealing that Gil has physically abused her.
|18||8||"Hark! Darkness Descends!"||Sharon Lewis||Megan Hartenstein & Jordan Dumbroff||January 5, 2023|
It's revealed that Marcus has depression. Cynthia realizes that Joe likes Georgia and ends her relationship with him amicably. Ginny leads a revolt against the English teacher. Cynthia helps Georgia when Gil gets touchy with her. Gabriel tells Ginny about Anthony. Georgia intentionally causes Cynthia's husband Tom to die by smothering him with a pillow; unbeknownst to her, Austin witnesses this. Ginny tells Marcus she knows he doesn't want to be with her, and he says he doesn't want to hold her back; she begs him not to break up with her, but he does. Max and Silver kiss, and Max gets closure with Sophie. Max and Marcus hear a gunshot.Flashbacks show Joe standing up to a bully.
|19||9||"Kill Gil"||Rose Troche||Debra J. Fisher & Sarah Lampert||January 5, 2023|
Three days before the gunshot, Ginny struggles to get used to her new English class as the other students don't take it seriously. Nick feels Gabriel is pulling away. Georgia tells Ginny about Anthony, saying it was an accident. She overhears Max and Marcus talk about his feelings. Gil blackmails Georgia into letting him see Austin. Cynthia tells Georgia about sleeping with Joe. After Georgia kills Tom, Austin distances himself. Joe asks her if she ever liked him, and she hints that she did. She comforts Ginny after her breakup. Gil comes in and throws her to the floor, so Austin shoots him with the gun he found. They clean up the house and sew Gil's arm up before Paul gets home. Georgia tells the kids about Gil's abuse over the years, but chooses not to tell Paul. She calls the wedding company and cancels. Gabriel finds out that Georgia was with Tom when he died and reports it to the police as a suspected murder.Flashbacks show Georgia packing to run away from Gil, but finding out she's pregnant before she can leave.
|20||10||"I'm No Cinderella"||Rose Troche||Sarah Lampert & Debra J. Fisher||January 5, 2023|
Ginny finds out from Max that Marcus is depressed. Marcus tells Georgia that he will keep her secret about the murder. Ginny finds out that Georgia cancelled the wedding and convinces Georgia to tell Paul everything so they wouldn't have to leave. Georgia tells Paul everything from her past except the murders and that Gil is blackmailing her. Paul is angry and overwhelmed and leaves the house. Ginny goes to Marcus's house and tells him that she's here for him.
Paul texts Georgia to meet him in the office. She arrives and sees a cop and lawyer there, assuming she will be arrested. Gil arrives and Paul tells him that he is a convicted felon and will go back to prison if he continues to harass and blackmail Georgia. He tells Georgia that he still wants to marry her.
Georgia tells Ginny about the good news and that she forgot to tell Paul she cancelled the wedding at the Mount. Not having told the guests about the cancellation, they find a new venue. The wedding day arrives and Ginny arranges for Georgia to be transported by Joe's horse, Milkshake, in a carriage. Gabriel tells Nick the truth about his identity and Georgia's crimes.Paul and Georgia get married and Ginny gives her maid of honor speech at the reception. Joe and Marcus share a moment outside the reception venue. The newlyweds share their first dance, but Georgia gets arrested in the middle of the dance for Tom's murder. As she is taken away in a police car, Austin is confused and upset, saying he didn't tell anyone about what he saw the night Tom died.
On August 13, 2019, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. The series comes from creator Sarah Lampert and showrunner Debra J. Fisher. Other executive producers include Anya Adams, Jeff Tahler, Jenny Daly, Holly Hines, and Dan March. Adams also directed the first two episodes of the series. Lampert penned the script while working at Madica Productions as the manager of development. The script was then sent to Critical Content and shared with Dynamic Television before touching down at Netflix. On April 19, 2021, Netflix renewed the series for a second season.
Alongside the initial series announcement, it was reported that Brianne Howey, Antonia Gentry, Diesel La Torraca, Jennifer Robertson, Felix Mallard, Sara Waisglass, Scott Porter, and Raymond Ablack were cast as series regulars. On January 20, 2021, it was announced that Mason Temple was cast in a recurring role. In order to prepare for their roles, Robertson, Mallard and Waisglass learned American Sign Language. On January 28, 2022, it was reported that Aaron Ashmore was joining the cast in a recurring role for the second season.
Principal photography for the series began on August 14, 2019, and ended on December 10, 2019. Filming took place in Toronto and Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. Filming for the second season began on November 29, 2021, and concluded on April 23, 2022.
Ginny & Georgia premiered on February 24, 2021. The second season was released on January 5, 2023.
On April 19, 2021, Netflix announced that 52 million subscribers watched the first season of the series for the first 28 days after its release. In its first 28-days on Netflix, Ginny & Georgia was watched for 381M hours globally.
On January 10, 2023, it was reported that the second season was at the top of Netflix Top 10 TV Chart for the week of January 2 to January 8, 2023, with 180.47M hours viewed. For the week of January 9 to January 15, the second season was at the top of Netflix Top 10 TV Chart again with 162.7M hours viewed for the week. Season 2 now resides in the all-time top 10 English language shows with 504.77 million hours watched globally in the first 28 days.
|1||68% (31 reviews)||62 (15 reviews)|
|2||60% (10 reviews)||71 (5 reviews)|
For the first season, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 68% based on 31 critic reviews, with an average rating of 6.2/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "If Ginny & Georgia can't quite pull off its tonally ambitious first season, it's at least entertaining to watch it try." Metacritic gave the first season a weighted average score of 62 out of 100 based on 15 critic reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Kristen Baldwin of Entertainment Weekly gave the first season a B- and wrote a review saying, "Ginny & Georgia wants us to love the way that Georgia always manages to stay one step ahead... Instead, I kept hoping that Child Protective Services would finally catch up." Melanie McFarland of Salon said, "playing with class conflict in a show like this is easy. Leaning into other essential American ugliness while permeating the plot's intrigue with black humor and snark is a more challenging knit. This show blends all of these emotional colors nicely while also ensuring that neither Ginny nor Georgia or anyone else comes off as one-dimensional." Allison Shoemaker at RogerEbert.com complimented the show's depiction of a 15-year-old. "The writers and Gentry together do an especially nice job of capturing the endless conflicting impulses that make being 15 such a nightmare and thrill; Ginny often struggles to understand herself, but it's clear that Gentry knows her intimately." Lucy Mangan of The Guardian labeled it, "Desperate Housewives meets Gilmore Girls meets Buffy." Proma Khosla of Mashable calls out "the magnetism of Georgia and anyone she meets, Max's tenderness, [and] the rollercoaster of adolescent female friendship" as key components of the show. Reviewing the series' first season for Rolling Stone, Alan Sepinwall gave a rating of 3/5. When comparing the series to Gilmore Girls, he said: "There's also one area where Ginny & Georgia has a clear leg up on its predecessor: It understands from the jump that it's not especially healthy to have a mom who wants to be your best friend and is reluctant to fully grow up herself."
The second season has a 60% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 10 reviews, with an average rating of 6.5/10. The website's critics consensus states, "Ginny & Georgia continues to strain credulity in its search for topical drama, but fans of the first season ought to still enjoy this sudsy sophomore outing." On Metacritic, the second season has a weighted average score of 71 out of 100 based on 5 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
On February 25, 2021, the term "Oppression Olympics" went viral on Twitter in response to a scene where the characters Hunter and Ginny use the term in an argument. The scene was received negatively by viewers, who criticized its commentary on race and stereotypes, with many calling the exchange "embarrassing".
On March 1, 2021, the series fell into another controversy regarding a line from the final episode of Season 1, spoken by Ginny to Georgia: "You go through men faster than Taylor Swift." This drew backlash from fans, who condemned the line as being misogynistic and an example of slut-shaming the musician; the phrase "Respect Taylor Swift" trended worldwide on Twitter. Swift acknowledged the situation herself by tweeting, "Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back. How about we stop degrading hard working women by defining this horse shit as FunnY." She also criticized Netflix—which distributed her documentary Miss Americana—writing, "After Miss Americana, this outfit doesn't look cute on you". The show was subsequently review bombed on multiple platforms, including Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb, and Metacritic; as well as Google reviews. The series was also criticized for its unflattering lines referring to Lady Gaga and Lana Del Rey.
On February 26, 2021, Netflix released Ginny & Georgia: The Afterparty.
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