Season two of “Ginny & Georgia” premiered on Jan. 5, and still remains in Netflix’s Top 10. This series has taken on a life of its own, leading with 180.47 million hours viewed.
Mother-and-daughter duo Ginny (Antonia Gentry) and Georgia Miller (Brianne Howey) show us the pretty and the ugly truths of a coming of age story while we watch them engage with each other like we’ve never seen before. Seeing them at odds is not out of the ordinary and it remains at the forefront of the majority of the season as viewers continue to watch everything unfold, including different dynamics throughout the show surrounding murder and buried secrets within the household.
We are welcomed back to the women’s world with a lighthearted opening scene giving the audience hope for this complicated yet dysfunctional family. Greeted by Maxine (Sara Waisglass), we feel a sense of belonging to the troubles of the Miller household and, later on, Wellsbury High School.
In season one, we left Ginny with a compromising decision to leave home with her little brother, Austin (Diesel La Torraca), in search of answers for their mom’s behavior. While her life was falling apart at home, she didn’t have much luck with friends from school as Ginny begins the season on bad terms with her best friend Maxine.
Outside of Wellsbury drama, these students have their complicated lives at home. Many characters are faced with challenges this season and embark on their own journeys that all seem to be connected in the town of Wellsbury.
We continue to root for Ginny’s happiness in season two as she experiences problems that many teenagers face like self harm. Other characters also struggle with mental health this season like Marcus (Felix Mallard) when he begins to open up more about his feelings, making him and Ginny become more connected.
Noticeable changes in wardrobe and lighting, often highlighted by TikToks, really set this season apart from the first as many viewers have been able to get a small glimpse of what is happening to each character and what mental state they are in.
By discussing mental health, this show is a great reminder to us all that asking for help is always an option. Unlike others, “Ginny & Georgia” gives a positive outlook on therapy and being more self aware of what the people around us need. It can remind our generation to ask for help above all and to lean on the people you love for help. This perspective evokes the audience’s curiosity to know more about how the characters overcome their challenges and allows us to elevate each of their stories.
Though we are surrounded by the uncertainty of people’s paths in the show, we are able to enjoy the season by seeing more love on screen than before and the emergence of new characters, which added more potential to the storyline and has shown different sides to everyone. Their influence added so much more value in ways that I never imagined this season.
Season two was emotional in many ways, having me leave each scene on a high of emotions, not ready for the next one. No one can fully prepare themselves for what is going happen in the show until they are in the midst of watching it. Through the eyes of the characters, the audience will enjoy the bumpy ride the cast amazingly brings to our television screens. Each twist and turn makes for great entertainment, leaving us all on the edge of our seats with what we can hope will be a new season of “Ginny & Georgia.”