Ginny & Georgia follows teenager Ginny, mature far beyond her years, and her mother Georgia, who has moved to the fictional town of Wellsbury with the former and her son Austin, all in order to give them a better life than the one she had.
Netflix’s comedy-drama series, Ginny & Georgia follows the titular mother-daughter duo as they navigate the difficulties that come with having to finally adjust in a new town for good.
Preceding this new chapter is a life full of traumatic troubles and frequent attempts at a stable, well-to-do life for the children that Georgia never had for herself.
Along with the complex relationship between a virtuous teenage daughter and a witty southern belle of a mother who hails from a troubling trailer life, Ginny & Georgia also deals with a lot of coming-of-age and rom-com themes, tropes, and clichés.
On top of all that, there’s a backdrop of murderous mysteries that keeps the thrills stocked up to the brim and the plot moving with a continuous sense of dread and suspense.
Here are 9 other Netflix shows with similar genre and subgenre offerings, as well as similar mother-daughter duos:
Cast: Jenna Ortega, Christina Ricci, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman, Emma Myers, Gwendoline Christie, Percy Hynes, Hunter Doohan
Wednesday follows the titular goth girl as she embarks on a perilous new chapter in her life at the Nevermore Academy for the social and metaphysical outcasts.
Navigating through a new environment, frequent run-ins with death and morbidity, and a centuries-long familial secret, Wednesday’s more ordinary troubles involve her tackling love triangles and other coming-of-age problems.
Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Michael Rapaport, Bridgette Lundy-Paine, Nik Dodani, Jenna Boyd, Graham Rogers, Amy Okuda, Fivel Stewart
Atypical is a heartfelt dramedy that follows Sam, a teenager on the autism spectrum who decides to set off on a new journey of his life — romance.
As Sam decides to look for love, his family has to contend with a journey of self-discovery as well. Sam’s search for love would entail increased independence and that’s a totally new avenue for his family members, who all must understand and learn what it means to be “normal.”
3. Never Have I Ever
Cast: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani, Ranjita Chakraverty, John McEnroe, Ramona Young, Lee Rodriguez, Megan Suri, Jaren Lewison
Coming out of a traumatic year, Devi is a first-generation Indian-American teenager who seeks to improve her social standing at her school, but her friends, family, and feelings stand in the way of achieving said goals.
From grief, trauma, and at times an impossibly difficult family and friends, Devi shares a lot of coming-of-age issues with Ginny.
4. Gilmore Girls
Cast: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Keiko Agena, Yaniv Truesdale, Kelly Bishop, Edward Herrmann, Melissa McCarthy, Sean Gunn, Liz Torres, Jared Padalecki, Liza Weil
A classic teen comedy-drama, Gilmore Girls follows a mother-daughter duo dealing with a number of struggles while chasing their ambitions, with love, wit, and humor aplenty.
Lorelai is a 30-something single mom who dreams of having her own inn while her teenage daughter Rory wishes to attend Harvard.
While they share a friendly dynamic along with a familial one, Lorelai and Rory also have to deal with a not-so-amiable dynamic with Lorelai’s mother, Emily.
Rory and Lorelai’s witty back-and-forth might strike a semblance or two with the dynamic that Ginny and Georgia share with each other.
Cast: Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira, Quintessa Swindell
Trinkets follows Elodie Davis, a teenager grieving the recent death of her mother, who moves to Portland, Oregon with her father, his wife, and stepbrother.
Elodie is socially awkward and a kleptomaniac, and it’s this condition of hers that makes her befriend Moe and Tabitha. The three girls hail from different backgrounds but one commonality bonds them all — shoplifting.
Some of the similarities this teen drama shares with Ginny & Georgia are in the way the central characters lead tumultuous lives with complex family equations and difficult developments with school life.
6. One of Us Is Lying
Cast: Annalisa Cochrane, Chibuikem Uche, Marianly Tejada, Cooper van Grootel, Barrett Carnahan, Jess McLeod, Mark McKenna, Melissa Collazo, Sara Thompson, Alimi Ballard
A thrilling drama about sussing the lying one out, One of Us Is Lying follows a group of five students who enter detention and come out of it minus one. All of them claim innocence but the culprit in the midst must be found, and that’s what the plot of the show revolves around.
With high school drama and a perilous murder mystery afoot, there are a couple of mysteries that link this teen drama to Ginny & Georgia and its various storylines.
7. Fate: The Winx Saga
Cast: Abigail Cowen, Hannah Van Der Westhuysen, Precious Mustapha, Eliot Salt, Elisha Applebaum, Danny Griffin, Sadie Soverall, Paulina Chávez, Freddie Thorp
Apart from a world of fantasy and magic, there are monsters, witches, and many more perils in Fate: The Winx Saga, along with adolescent romances and a slew of ordinary coming-of-age troubles with an extraordinary backdrop.
Couple all that with one of the leads having a tumultuous relationship with her mother, and similarities between the two seemingly very different shows become tacit.
8. Schitt’s Creek
Cast: Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy
Schitt’s Creek follows a couple and their two grown-up kids navigating a whole new life after bankruptcy, moving to a small town that’s their only remaining asset.
Revolving around the pampered and spoiled members of the Rose family, the show follows them as they go bankrupt and have to move into a crappy small town that is the one asset they have left after suffering their worst economical calamity.
Akin to Ginny & Georgia, Moira and Alexis of Schitt’s Creek go through a shaky relationship but gradually work on it to understand and empathize with each other better, bit by bit and one dramatic spiel at a time.
Cast: Margaret Qualley, Andie MacDowell, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose, Tracy Vilar, Billy Burke, Rylea Nevaeh Whittet
Georgia’s past is replete with abuse and trauma, problems so bad it turned a young mother into a survivor and protector hardened for any situation.
Maid sees the protagonist Alex, a young mom of a baby girl fight a harsh life full of hurdles, ranging from economic hardships to custody battles. In spite of all the troubles, however, this young mother takes it upon herself to work as a maid in order to provide a better future to her child.