Parents' Guide to

Ginny & Georgia

By Marina Gordon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Mom-daughter drama tackles mental health, has sex, drugs.

TV Netflix Drama 2021
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 154 parent reviews

age 16+

covers all the bad teenage stuff

sex: discussed frequently, including the loss of virginity. shows teenage girl's face as she's receiving both oral and vaginal sex (on two separate occasions with two separate guys). the mom georgia is shown using a vibrator. teen girl shown using toothbrush as makeshift vibrator as another teen boy texts her explaining how to have an orgasm. teenage girl loses her virginity to someone who is basically a stranger; very sudden, quick, not emotionally meaningful, and no birth control used until a pill the next morning. teenage girl cheats on her boyfriend. violence: it is discovered that someone killed her husband. a boy stabs another boy with a pencil hard enough for him to get stitches (not shown, just the pencil as it starts to go down before the scene ends). a mom encourages her son to punch another boy. substances: teens smoke pot and are shown using a bong. they also drink alcohol and get drunk and sick from it. moms smoke pot together and get high. moms frequently drink wine. other: a mother lies frequently and steals money from her company. teenage girls steal from a store and lie to their parents. self harm is discussed and scars are seen on a teenage girl. discussion of concerns of racism. HOWEVER the show was interesting and entertaining and accurately depicts certain adolescent activities and attitudes.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
16 people found this helpful.
age 17+

Another teen show trying to normalize sex at younger and younger ages.

Are you kidding?? Is this show marketed to younger teens? As most teen stuff at this time in our society, it is extremely sex focused. Of particular concern is that these are younger teens...15 and 16. Not 18 or 19. Like other movies and shows in this genre, it is trying to normalize teen sex at younger and younger ages. Sex toys. Oral sex. Anal sex. You name it, this show has it. Its too bad all of my daughters friend have watched it (or said they've watched it). I'd rather my 14 year old daughter learn about sex from her mother and I than from TikTok, YouTube, PornHub or this show.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
15 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (154):
Kids say (361):

This mystery-fueled mother-daughter drama reels viewers in with more sex, drugs, and violence in the first episode than there was in seven seasons of the Gilmore Girls. It's clear that we're not in Stars Hollow anymore. "Over the top" is an understated way to describe Ginny & Georgia: Before viewers are an hour into the series, the family meets Georgia's new neighbor/instant BFF Ellen (Jennifer Robertson); her hunky stoner son, Marcus (Felix Mallard); and his twin (and Ginny's new BFF), Maxine (Sara Waisglass). There's also an instant crew of partying high school friends; the handsome mayor and his staff; Joe (Raymond Ablack), who runs the local restaurant/hangout; the gossipy PTA moms ... and we haven't even touched on the flashbacks to Georgia's violent past or Ginny's self-harm.

When the show allows for a little breathing room, viewers are likeliest to focus on Ginny, who's the most compelling character. Newcomer Gentry is reminiscent of Linda Cardellini's Lindsay in Freaks and Geeks: She's smart, she knows it, and she's yearning to be less of a "good girl." Ginny is also half-Black in a very White high school and town, and the writers follow through as she wrestles with identity, along with several other issues -- depression, anxiety, body image, and so forth -- that affect today's teens.

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