7 TV Shows like Ginny and Georgia you must watch

By Romey Norton
Published: January 6, 2022 (Last updated: February 8, 2024)
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We discuss 7 TV Shows like Ginny and Georgia you must watch. Add these excellent recommendations to your watchlist.

Ginny and Georgia is a fantastic comedy-drama, female-led series about the complicated relationship and lives of a mother and daughter. Teenage Ginny and her family yearn to put down roots in a picturesque New England town after years on the run. Through season one and season two, while growing up and navigating their own lives, Ginny and her little brother Austin unravel secrets about their mother, causing drama and devastation, and all they want is an easy, simple life. 

There is something about breaking down the perfect, idealistic suburban life that is portrayed, and what better way than multiple dramas and serious secrets? Here is a list of 7 TV Shows that share this same theme, like Ginny and Georgia. Not only that, but these also have some strong female protagonists who seriously command power on the screen.    

7 TV Shows like Ginny and Georgia you must watch

Good Girls (2018)

Probably one of my hardest heartbreaks was when it was announced that Good Girls would be ending. Like Ginny and Georgia, Good Girls is the story around the drama and corruption that happens in the perfect, polished worlds of suburbia. The NBC comedy-drama stars Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman as a trio of hard-working moms tired of the grind and in need of some big money. In their desperation, they decide to take the matter into their own hands by robbing a local grocery store. Obviously, things don’t go to plan as they’ve actually robbed one of the biggest and most dangerous criminal underworld gangs. With hilarious moments to seriously scary scenes, this series has it all. With four seasons, it’s a great binge-watch, and there is even some eye candy in the show for you too. (You’ll know who I mean when you watch).

Dead to Me (2019)

A perfect mixture between teen drama and dark humor, Dead to Me is the gal pal, suburban crime thriller that matches the Ginny and Georgia high energy. Created by Liz Feldman, the series stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini as two grieving women who strike up a fast and intimate friendship during their group therapy. Both characters have their secrets, their flaws, and their strengths, and have some of the best character arcs in a female lead series. With razor-sharp twists and turns, the story is told through dark, dark humor.

Never Have I Ever (2020) 

A lovely highlight in Ginny and Georgia is the way the series depicts high school friend groups as empowering and supportive, especially with such serious topics like self-harm, depression, and problematic families. With this in mind, if you’re wanting more teenage drama and romance, you need to watch Never Have I Ever. This coming-of-age Netflix comedy is co-created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher. Whilst there are no criminals or schemes, there are a lot of female friendships, teenage romance, and sexuality, all handled with honesty and good fun.

Gilmore Girls (2007) 

This one is probably obvious and has to be added to any list. Gilmore Girls is such an obvious inspiration for the dynamic between Ginny and Georgia, with Lauren Graham as Lorelei and Alexis Bledel as Rory, the titular Gilmore Girls, a fast-talking, super cute mother-daughter duo navigating love and life in a small town. While there isn’t the intense drama of killings and ex-husbands, there is still plenty to keep you hooked through the seven seasons. 

Desperate Housewives (2004)

Going back to the good old days, this series has eight seasons to binge-watch if you’re needing a long binge fix. This is probably one of the first long dramas led by dangerously secretive females, as a close-knit group of nosy housewives resides in Wisteria Lane. It may appear to be a seemingly perfect neighborhood but it hides many secrets, crimes, forbidden romances, and domestic struggles. There are some famously famous faces in this series, starring Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, and Marcia Cross. 

Firefly Lane (2021)

At the heart of Ginny and Georgia is the story about female friendships and relationships. If this is what you love, then you need to watch Firefly Lane. This series is based on the book by Kristin Hannah, starring Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke as friends throughout the decades who lean on each other through relationships, work drama, and family life. Again, this series is focused on female bonding and friendships and will hit the sweet spot. 

Jane the Virgin (2014)

I love this series and it is one I can re-watch again and again. The drama, romance, and emotions, this series is a play on the telenovelas as we follow Jane, who gets pregnant whilst being a virgin (Yes, this happened.) Audiences follow Jane through her love life, career, and family dramas. This series, surprisingly, whilst being heart-warming, has a high body count. You’ll fall in love with each character and the constant drama that takes over their lives. 

Do you have any other recommendations for TV Shows like Ginny and Georgia? Let us know!

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