Season 1 of Ginny & Georgia ended with our titulary characters at a crossroads in their lives. Season 2 tactfully explores the question In light of the fact that you know your mother is a murderer, how do you cope with that knowledge? Ginny (Antonia Gentry) will have to figure all this out independently, which will be pretty challenging.
Having been burdened with the new knowledge that her stepdad Kenny did not die of natural causes, Ginny now has to deal with the fact that Georgia not only killed Kenny but also did it to protect Ginny from being hurt.
However, Georgia (Brianne Howery), on the other hand, is apprehensive about revisiting the past, preferring to leave it at that. Besides, she has a wedding to plan, so she has a lot on her plate! The funny thing about Georgia's past is that it always remains buried for an extended time. In addition to having a blend of mystery, intrigue, and suspense, Ginny & Georgia has a soapy, coming-of-age storyline that lends itself well to binge-watching after the holidays.
Among the returning cast members in season two are Diesel La Torraca (Austin), Jennifer Robertson (Ellen), Felix Mallard (Marcus), Sara Waisglass (Maxine), Scott Porter (Mayor Paul Randolph), Raymond Ablack (Joe), Katie Douglas (Abby), Chelsea Clar (Norah).
We have the supporting cast: Nathan Mitchell as Zion, Sabrina Grdevich as Cynthia, Humberly Gonzalez as Sophie, Mason Temple plays Hunter, and Nikki Roumel plays Young Georgia. Additionally, Tameka Griffiths plays Bracia, Rebecca Ablack plays Padma, Aaron Ashmore plays Gil, Daniel Beirne plays Nick, and Alex Mallari Jr. plays Gabriel Cordova.
Indeed, I don't fall into the show's critical demographic as a male. However, I found the first season to be a relatable, honest, and authentic portrayal of what it's like to be a young parent and teenager. Watching the show and seeing the relationship between Ginny & Georgia reminded me of my relationship with my son, as you want the best for your kids, but they think they know everything.
The show's strength continues to lie in the performances of our two lead actresses. Throughout the ten episodes, each one gets a moment to shine. I commend the writers for a particular moment in the later episodes that address ethnic background and how there are some things that Georgia won't understand that Ginny is dealing with as she grows up.
I don't want to get too deep into spoilers, but the writers give us enough material and storylines that when the credits roll on the final episode of Season 2, fans will clamor for a Season 3.
Season 2 of Ginny & Georgia is streaming on Netflix now.
Final Grade: B