"Ginny And Georgia": The Grittier "Gilmore Girls"
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The Netflix original brings back the familiar mother-daughter-best-friend story introduced by the early 2000’s teen drama; at the same time tackling bigger issues like race, poverty, mental health. Oh, and murder.

First off, it’s certainly interesting to see the change in pace from Lorelai Gilmore escaping her wealthy “controlling” parents, but ultimately being able to run back to them any time she feels the need. Georgia, raised in an abusive lower-class home, is restricted to her own devices when times get tough; and it’s not always pretty.

Mirroring her fast-talking predecessor, Georgia was also given three love interests. Her chemistry with Joe, while an unavoidable callback to Luke and Lorelai, unfortunately doesn’t look like it will become a repeat. There is a clear connection but Georgia simply doesn’t feel for Joe the way he does for her. Unlike Chris, Zion does his best to always be there for his daughter even if he can’t be with her mother. However, I get the feeling that story isn’t over. Paul and Georgia obviously got married by the end of season 2, but there are still red flags there.

On the other hand, Ginny’s love life is a great big arrow pointing at Marcus. Sure, Hunter was as sweet as his serenade from season 1, but Ginny and Marcus were special. They got each other in ways no one else could. Plus their more intimate scenes carried loads of chemistry. Granted, I completely understand why Marcus needed to take a break (that was the most accurate portrayal of depression I’ve seen aside from the “Big Mouth” depression kitty). A lot of fans were upset that Ginny came off as selfish for not noticing her boyfriend’s struggle, but she was also a teen going through her own crap. Despite all of that, as with Georgia and Zion, I doubt this is the last we’ll see of their relationship.

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