Netflix’s Ginny Georgia is an American television series that premiered its first season in 2021. Today it is one of the most popular series in Russia according to viewers, although critics give it rather average ratings. Why is he in the top of the best, and is it worth watching a comedy story?
What is the series about
In the first season, viewers meet Georgia, a 32-year-old woman with an obscure past. At the age of 15, she ran away from home because of the beatings and humiliation of her stepfather. With no money and bruises, she tried to improve her life, but got involved with a biker company and fell unsuccessfully in love. A very young girl became pregnant and gave birth to her first daughter, Ginny, at the age of 15. But the relationship with the girl’s father did not work out, and then there were many difficulties, and at 25 – the second pregnancy, as a result of which the son Austin was born.
Now the heroine has two grown children and ahead is a new life. The woman moves to New England, where she plans to start everything from scratch. Her children do not know about the mother’s past, but what will happen if the secret becomes clear? And will this family be able to start a new life in a new city? The series has multiple storylines. And while Ginny is trying to adapt to her fifth school, living through all the difficulties of the “newbie”, her mother’s life resembles a real detective with a criminal tinge.
In the second season, all the secrets of Georgia are revealed to the viewer. It becomes clear what exactly made her so strong. In the eighth episode, a shot occurs, but only in the ninth it turns out what happened in Wellesbury. Georgia’s nine-year-old son Austin finds the gun and puts it down. But during another quarrel between his father and mother, he breaks down and shoots, hitting Gil in the arm. Georgia diligently hides the traces of what happened and this time the family gets away with everything.
But after this situation, Gil does not calm down, and begins to demand money from Georgia. In addition, the suspicion of Georgia in the murder of her ex-husband does not disappear anywhere. The woman realizes that everything is too confusing, cancels the wedding and is going to leave with the children again in another state. But the daughter convinces her mother to tell Paul the whole truth. And the woman agrees, telling him about the theft of money from his office, about the shot and much more.
Paul leaves in shock, and the next day he makes an appointment with Georgia at the office. Here, her lawyer and Gil are already waiting for her. Paul informs Gil that he will not receive any money and he will fight for custody of Austin. He then informs Georgia that he still loves her and wants to see her as his wife. Jenny supervised the wedding matters, preparing everything in the best possible way. But during the ceremony, a detective breaks in and arrests Georgia for the murder of Tom Fuller.
The meaning of the series
In the first season of the series, the most important topic of our time is revealed – depression and self-harm (harm to oneself) in adolescents. This problem occurs very often, but it is not customary to talk about it. In the series, Ginny suffers from panic attacks, regularly burns her skin with a lighter, hiding her inner state from others. But in the second season, Zion’s father finds out about her secret, who sends the girl to therapy.
The second main theme is abuse of women and children. Does constant humiliation and beatings give a woman the right to kill a man? The law may be on her side, as in this case the woman can defend herself. But if we talk about the moral side? This question is directly posed and revealed in the series.
Georgia experienced emotional abuse and physical abuse as a child, but in adulthood she has to endure similar attitudes. If a little girl was terribly afraid of her stepfather, then, having become an adult, she suffers from an abusive relationship with her man. The scenarios are similar, and according to Georgia, there are two possible ways out of the current situation: escape or reprisal. Is she ready to kill the rapist?
In addition to the two leading themes, the series touches on many others, but for someone no less significant. Teenage alcoholism, depression, attempts to find oneself and much more. Of course, the series reveals far from new topics. However, their importance cannot be underestimated, so any attempt to consecrate and present important information to the viewer in an accessible way should not be deprived of attention. Through Ginny and Georgia, parents and teens can rethink their own behavior and trace the relationship between actions, words, and their results.
The idea of the series is a call to become more sensitive to each other, to learn how to properly interact with those closest to you. Mistakes are made by both teenagers and adults. Not everyone has enough strength and energy to control themselves. In most cases, people do not have enough knowledge of simple truths in order to improve relations in their own family, as well as support each other in a difficult situation, without bringing it to the point of no return.
Season ending explanation
At the end of the second episode, an extremely dramatic scene takes place. Paul and Georgia break up right during the wedding ceremony, as a woman is arrested on suspicion of murder. As soon as the lovers said “yes” to each other, the detective interrupted the ceremony with his visit. Of course, Georgia wasn’t dreaming of a honeymoon behind bars.
But not only the relationship of Paul and Georgia ended so disastrously at the end of the second season. Most couples break up, and very dramatically. So, at the end of the eighth episode, Ginny and Marcus Baker break up, Joe and Cynthia also have nothing to do. The only couple that gives hope is Maxine and Silver. This ending says only one thing – the story is not over yet.
Will there be a third season?
The creators of the series, even at the beginning of filming, said that it was planned to shoot four seasons of Ginny and Georgia. And although after the end of the filming of the second season, there has not yet been any talk about the beginning of the third, everyone expects a continuation in the near future, if only because the plot requires it. Ending the second season on a curious note gives viewers an obvious reason to look forward to a third season.
Why is the series so popular?
The increased interest in the series among the audience is simply explained: this is a genre familiar to everyone, and the topics raised in the series are close to almost everyone. Bold and exciting, the show is great for both teenagers going through a difficult stage of growing up and “lost” adults.
Topics covered include abusive relationships, self-harm, teenage alcohol addiction, eating disorders, racial identity, sex education, and more. The plot is so rich and intricate that the viewer literally cannot tear himself away from the screen. Thus, everyone can find his pain point, because of which he will watch the series to the end. Of course, the abundance of topics covered too overloads the meaning of the series, but its fascination and dynamics do not suffer from this.
With all this, the viewer is attracted not only by the problems revealed in the series, but also by positive moments. Dorgia, despite all the difficulties, tries to be a good mother: she deals with her son’s offender, arranges the best birthday for her daughter. She tries her best to give her children a better life. The heroine does not lose faith in love, allowing herself to once again trust a man.