Ginny and Georgia Season 2 Review – the Gilmore Girls alternative delivers once again

January 5, 2023 (Last updated: 4 weeks ago)
Daniel Hart 3
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Ginny and Georgia Season 2 delivers a twisted, engaging, chemistry-filled mother-daughter tale yet again.

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Summary

Ginny and Georgia Season 2 delivers a twisted, engaging, chemistry-filled mother-daughter tale yet again.


We review the Netflix series Ginny and Georgia Season 2, which contains no major spoilers or plot points. 

At the back end of 2022, I rewatched the Gilmore Girls with my partner — every single episode. The shared experience opened my eyes. When I was young, I watched Gilmore Girls casually, snoozing on a Saturday morning, finding the courage to get out of bed as a lazy teenager. Now in my 30s, it struck me how incredibly written it was, from the dialogue that never felt like it was ending, the landmark monologues, the chemistry, and the bustling town at the characters’ feet. The series is truly one of a kind. 

Ginny and Georgia Season 2 Review and Plot Summary

We need to be less hasty when drawing critical comparisons between Ginny and Georgia and the mentioned series. Dubbed the darker Gilmore Girls, the similarities are abundantly clear. However, I have found it more fun looking for character counterparts rather than believing it’s another rerun of the same story. Who is the new Luke? Who represents Kirk? Will there be a “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days” episode? (I hope so). 

But let’s be honest, Ginny and Georgia is more attuned to the conventional teenage drama. That doesn’t necessarily mean comparisons can die, but it’s likely to be more fruitful if we judge the show for what it is. A standalone series that draws inspiration.

I thoroughly enjoyed Season 1, and my only complaint is how long it took to get Season 2 to our screens. Apparently, the subtitles and dubbing caused the delay, making waiting for a continuation even more frustrating.

You wouldn’t think that there’s been much of a delay. It picks up perfectly where it left off. Season 2 opens with Ginny (Antonia Gentry) taking refuge at her father’s (Zion – played by Nathan Mitchell) house, unable to process what she has learned of her mother, Georgia (Brianne Howey). Trauma plays a massive part in Ginny and Georgia Season 2, as well as other mental health issues. It certainly sounds out the right messages to our teens. 

From here, we have a story of chaos, where we see Ginny try to handle life as a growing teenager while Georgia does everything in her power to mask her past and seal that golden ticket by marrying the rich town Mayor Paul (Scott Porter)

The cast is, once again, fantastic. There’s a real sense of belief in the story, filtering down from the leads to the supporting cast (special mention to the character Maxine, played by Sara Waisglass, her character is a ray of sunshine). The cast keeps the story vibrant and fun and places paper over the cracks where the story arc gets flimsy. 

The writers try way too hard to fit everyone in. This is an issue when you have a story with too many characters. There are too many occasions where a character is shunned, providing a slither of a story to the audience so that we can hold on to them. 

Is Ginny and Georgia Season 2 any good?

It would have been interesting to see more of Maxine’s battle with her hormones as she lusts for her ex while seeking a new love interest. It would have worked if we saw more of Joe (Raymond Ablack), the Luke of the series, secretly pining for Georgia. Instead, we get snippets of these subplots, making the experience feel rushed, which is alarming considering there are ten episodes at almost an hour each. 

Putting aside the bloated story, Ginny and Georgia Season 2 delivers a twisted, engaging, chemistry-filled mother-daughter tale yet again. I hope Netflix does not cancel this one. 


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3 thoughts on “Ginny and Georgia Season 2 Review – the Gilmore Girls alternative delivers once again

  • January 5, 2023 at 12:45 pm
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    After reviewing the lifestyles of the actresses that star in this show and seeing how they promote bulimia and anorexia in their personal social media in the past, I do not believe these actresses set a good example for any young woman. They do not look good or healthy at all in this series and it is hard to overlook their poor state of health and pay attention to the actual story.

  • January 19, 2023 at 9:06 pm
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    My Netflix does not have Ginny and Georgia season 2

  • January 19, 2023 at 9:07 pm
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    Why

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