Is the new Gilmore Girls-inspired Netflix series Ginny & Georgia worth a look? Find out our verdict.
The succession is assured ! Following the rather enticing teaser of Ginny & Georgia, the new Netflix series inspired by Gilmore Girls, we wanted to check if the rest of the show was worth it. And the least we can say is that it’s a very good surprise. Because once you’re immersed in it, it’s impossible to get away from this feel good and refreshing drama! The pitch? Georgia, a young single mother moves with her two children Ginny and Austin to a small town in New England. On the program: new look, new house and new neighbors for a new hectic start. Well, that’s on paper. Because very quickly, the dark secrets of Georgia’s past will resurface and erode the paradisiacal daily life of this strange family.
Be careful, this series has a strong addictive power! And for good reason, presenting itself as a family dramatic comedy, Ginny & Georgia blows a breath of fresh air on the genre! First of all, the actors are all very convincing, we get attached with an astonishing ease to their characters (all without exception, which is rather rare to be underlined). The game dynamics between the two main actresses Antonia Gentry (Ginny) and Brianne Howey (Georgia) are close to perfection. We delight in their incredible mother-daughter bond as much as we enjoy their many bickering. Special mention for Diesel La Torraca who is just adorable in the skin of young and wise Austin.
Finally, and this is a significant point, the series tackles topical issues from a resolutely modern and guilt-free prism such as teenage sexuality, self-esteem, bodyshaming, school bullying but also feminism, male gauze, mansplaining and ordinary racism. You would have understood it, Ginny & Georgia is far from being yet another rosewater teen-series. It is for this reason that we could not prevent ourselves from the entire binge-watcher upon its release. In short, it’s a big YES! There is no doubt that the latter will not be part of the next top 15 of Netflix’s most overpriced series in the eyes of the public.