Ginny and Georgia Season Two Review


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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 07: (L-R) Sara Waisglass, Mason Temple, Jeff Tahler, Antonia Gentry, Sarah Lampert, Angela Nissel, Ted Sarandos, CEO of Netflix, Chelsea Clark, Diesel La Torraca, Katie Douglas, Jennifer Robertson, Scott Porter, Brianne Howey, Nathan Mitchell, Felix Mallard, Debra J. Fisher, Elena Blekhter, Holly Hines, Jenny Daly, Adriana Nassar and Kerri Hendry attend Netflix’s “Ginny & Georgia” S2 celebratory dinner at Catch Steak on December 07, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Netflix)

With the release of the well-known Netflix series “Ginny and Georgia” on Jan. 5, 2023, critics and Aliso Niguel students have a lot to say about the series that deals with serious life issues such as depression and self-harm, but is also known to be slightly cringey. 

The first season of the show came out on Feb. 4, 2021, and quickly became popular and widely watched among teens and young adults around the country. The show focuses on a mother and daughter relationship. Spotlighting Georgia, a young, struggling, single mother of teenager Ginny and young son, Austin. The relationship between Ginny and Georgia was extremely complex in season one, and continues to be in season two, especially because the two characters are set to be 16 years apart from one another. 

In season one the family had just moved to a fancy, suburban town in Massachusetts called Wellsbury. After struggling financially year after year, the kids and their mother were not used to being in one place for longer than a year. 

Season two continues to focus on Georgia, Ginny, and Austin’s life in Wellsbury. The show encases various different teenage obstacles through Ginny and her highschool friends. While Ginny struggles with self-harm, her boyfriend Marcus fights depression, her best friend Maxine deals with a broken heart, and her other best friend Abby has an eating disorder. Thus, there is no doubt the show is not heavy. 

Paige Balducci (9) states, “I really liked season one. While there were some serious parts of it, some of it was really funny and cringey. Season two was very similar. It definitely got a little bit more serious though.”

Georgia also has her own set of issues. After getting engaged to the mayor of Wellsbury at the end of season one, relationships of her past haunt her in season two. 

Haley Polich (12) says, “I think the show was cringey. But, the plot was really good. I really liked Georgia too. It was also addicting, I watched it in one weekend.” 

Overall, many people watched season two of Ginny and Georgia, and while it was cringey at times, people still enjoyed it.