10 Alternatives To Ginny & Georgia
Ginny & Georgia begins as Gilmore Girls version 2.0 before growing and evolving into something far darker and more complicated. All of this builds up to a dramatic finale, that will leave many fans desperate for more.
Well, if you’ve finished this one and are looking for something similar, we’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top 10 picks for alternate viewing.
To keep things simple for skim-readers we’ve added what similarities these have.
Of course for all the shows we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link so you can check out our full thoughts on that series and see if it’s something you want to invest your time with.
So without further ado, we present 10 TV shows that should whet the appetite when you’ve finished streaming Ginny & Georgia.
Similarities – Mother & Daughter Issues
Gilmore Girls is a comedy/drama following a single thirty something mother and her teenage daughter. The pair are very close, like best friends even, living in a small town called Stars Hollow that has its fair share of colourful residents.
Lorelai comes from a rich family but always had a difficult relationship with her parents so she ran away when she had Rory. The show starts when Rory is 15-16 and gets accepted to a prestigious private school.
She is very intelligent and with her Mum’s help, remains determined to try and get accepted into Harvard.
The series follows their lives as Rory goes to school (and later college) while Lorelai plans to own her own inn.
The show is famous for its witty dialogue and pop culture references, mixing in a smartly written script full of lovable characters. Do be aware though that the last season had a lot of backlash from fans for its questionable changes to key players. Despite that, the show is definitely worth your time.
Jane The Virgin
Similarities – Family Drama
Jane The Virgin is one of those wholesome dramas that has absolutely no right to be as good as it is. The story centers around a religious young Latina called Jane who finds her world turned upside down when her doctor mistakenly artificially inseminates her during a check-up. Jane becomes pregnant at a young age, causing havoc for her family and career prospects.
Jane sets out to find the biological Father, who happens to be a married man and former playboy called Rafael. The drama really begins when we’re introduced to Rafael’s wife Petra, who plots her own revenge when she learns the truth about Jane.
Between this, trouble at home and issues at work, Jane The Virgin fleshes out its 22-episode long seasons with lots of melodrama, schemes and romance to make for a very easy show to binge through.
Pretty Little Liars
Similarities – Teen Issues & Mystery
Pretty Little Liars revolves around four friends who are stalked by an anonymous foe who reveals their darkest secrets. If that wasn’t enough, this quartet also work together to investigate the disappearance of their best friend; the Queen Bee of the group, Allison.
What begins as a simple mystery soon become so much more as twists and turns keep things suspenseful. There’s an element of Gossip Girl in here too but what keeps this one so interesting stems from finding out who “A” is and what these girls may be hiding from each other.
It can be a little slow moving at times but if you’re a fan of teen dramas then this one is worth sticking with for the long haul.
Similarities – Mystery & Teen Issues
Dare Me is an interesting cheerleading drama that takes elements of Gossip Girl and other melodramas of its kind and blends them up into a 10 episode series driven by dark, central themes around murder, rape and jealousy.
Based on the best-selling 2004 novel of the same name, Dare Me is a tale that predominantly revolves around three females. Addy and Beth are best friends; inseparable teenage girls reveling in the heady world of alcohol, drugs and parties. When new cheerleading coach Colette arrives to shake things up, what follows is a story that starts to drive a wedge in Beth and Addy’s friendship, while dark secrets blanket the trio.
The “whodunit” mystery is pretty strong and it’s backed up by some good character development too.
Similarities – Stylish Teen Drama
HBO’s stylish teen-drama Euphoria is a visually striking and boundary-pushing show. It accurately depicts how destructive drugs can be and spins that into a gorgeously shot series about a group of teens dealing with teenage issues. Zendaya ignites the show with her accurate portrayal of drug-addict Rue but each of the different teens bring something new to the show.
There’s some very important topics discussed here too and against the backdrop of drug taking, nudity and rape, this teen drama is easily one of the best dramas of its kind and a must-watch, even for those who don’t usually watch these sort of shows.
Similarities – Thrilling Adventure & Compelling Characters
Outer Banks is one of those shows that just seems to work. It has just the right amount of humour, a solid Famous Five/Goonies feel and manages to weave all of this into a decent mystery that progresses at a good pace.
The story itself revolves around the Outer Banks, an island that plays host to two distinct tribes. The Kooks and Pogues live on the class divide, with the poor Pogues playing host to our four friends, John B, JJ, Kiara and Pope, who set out on a mission to find John B’s missing Father and a hidden treasure holding 400 million in gold bars.
The set-up is simple enough, and as the episodes tick by they’re joined by enigmatic rich Kook girl Sarah, who has some great chemistry with the group and a well written romance that doesn’t bog the story down.
Similarities – Characters, Romance & Mystery
If you haven’t watched Desperate Housewives you’re missing out. On the surface, this looks like a simple, trashy soap opera with little in the way of redeeming features. Only, under the hood is an absorbing and engrossing show that weaves numerous secrets and truths through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood.
The mysterious suicide of a neighbor is the catalyst for all this gossip but it soon materializes in surprisingly compelling ways. The fascinating way these characters progress and the secrets they begin to keep is ultimately what makes this such an enthralling watch.
Similarities – Characters & Teen Issues
Grand Army begins with a bang – quite literally. Grand Army High School and its various colourful characters therein are thrown into lockdown thanks to a bomb blast several blocks over. Heralded as the worst terrorist attack since 9/11, the teens caught up in this deal with the aftermath of the attack while grappling with the gravitas of their own problems.
Much like Euphoria and other teen dramas of its kind, Grand Army does not shy away from big issues. Some of these problems do feel a little on-the-nose but for the most part are actually handled quite well. The diverse cast at the center of all this drama have their own subplots and the story develops nicely across the space of its 9 episode season.
The Baby-Sitters Club
Similarities – Tight-Knit Friends
With a quirky and charming tone, The Baby-Sitters Club revamps the best selling book series from the 90’s for a whole new generation, channeling some excellent feel-good 90’s vibes into this small screen treat.
If you vibed with Ginny and her crew at school, this show has an excellent central cast that are easy to get behind.
The story itself revolves around the inception and growth of a babysitters club to help the parents around town with their little ones. Founded by the brainchild of the team Kristy, she combines her efforts with new girl Stacey, best friend Mary Anne and cool kid Claudia to bring this vision to life.
Along the way, the girls tackle both familial issues and narrative-driven problems ranging from a rival babysitting group on their turf to young love and runaway kids. There’s a great balance of plot and character-driven issues that crop up, with a decent first half paving way for an impressive back-end of episodes that help this one really shine.
Little Fires Everywhere
Similarities – Family Drama
Little Fires Everywhere is a show that’s worth sticking with until the end. Hulu’s latest familial drama will almost certainly draw comparisons to Big Little Lies and with both Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon in the driving seat, it’s easy to see why.
Armed with an intriguing mystery, lots of commentary surrounding class and race along with a dynamic power struggle that changes and evolves throughout the season, Little Fires Everywhere is a smartly written drama and one of the better shows of 2020.
The story begins with an intriguing mystery; Elena Richardson and her family look upon the burning wreckage of their family home. Someone has set it alight and all fingers point toward Elena’s troublesome youngest daughter Izzy. But is she really to blame?
This absorbing family melodrama portrays its socially charged themes across the different episodes beautifully. It’s not perfect but those little fires certainly grow into a raging inferno by the end.
So there we have it, our 10 TV show alternatives to watch when you’re finished with Ginny & Georgia on Netflix.
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