Playing on the much-loved mother and daughter move to small conservative town troupe, Ginny and Georgia is both refreshing and comfortingly familiar. The show tackles the challenges of growing up bi-racial while moving from town to town for Ginny (Antonia Gentry,) and the struggles of Georgia (Brianne Howley) after an abusive childhood, a teen pregnancy and life on the run. The mother daughter dynamic is a well worn path, but the two larger than life characters give it an extra zing. How do you reconcile teenage angst with a mother who is oft behaving badly herself?
Wellsbury is a town Georgia has always dreamed of and is determined to make it work. The series has teenagers who actually get in trouble with their parents when they break the rules and while Georgia tries to be like the other moms, her daughter has learnt from the best and the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
The men are gorgeous, the town is suitably rigid and the teenage heartbreak is nostalgically relatable. Ginny and Georgia is a rom-com come murder mystery with enough twists and turns to keep you watching.