Time. It can be your closest friend and your biggest enemy. The truth is – time takes its toll on you and sometimes leaves you disturbed and sometimes heals. But time is the one thing that you can’t escape, as we learn in Ginny & Georgia 1×02 “It’s a Face, not a Mask.” Time is the thing that grabs on and doesn’t let go.
For a woman life is a battle and beauty is a machine gun. It’s one of the few things that Georgia says that I agree with. Age betrays you. And it’s definitely betraying Georgia because she’s getting older.
Georgia hides behind her beauty, here makeup, and her body. Ginny on the other hand is just herself. She doesn’t hide behind a mask – she doesn’t wear makeup, and she’s just out there being who she is.
But Ginny doesn’t seem to realize how strong she is.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS
Max and Ginny are becoming the closest of friends and I think that they are good for each other. Now, I find Max a little too dramatic which annoys me, but after seeing Ginny burn her skin on purpose, I think that Ginny needs someone that pushes her and pulls her out of her shell, because she feels trapped in a life where she is only defined by who her mother is and the schemes that she pulls.
But when Max tells her Mom that Ginny and her are going out, Georgia is the one educating Ellen on who teenagers truly are. She teaches her about finstas and what the girls are truly up to. They are out at a friends house and Ginny is definitely getting hazed.
Everyone is smoking weed, and Ginny’s never done it before. But she gives into peer pressure and smokes.
I mean I remember my first time and that shit was not joyful. I was so hyper aware of everything and I was also obsessed with doritos. But whatever.
Ginny is trying her best to fit in, but she doesn’t know who she is, so it’s kind of difficult for her to find her space. She’s not telling any of them the truth and keeping everything in, because Ginny does not know when he world will be uprooted from her again.
Who annoys the fuck out of me? Samantha. This girl doesn’t know when to shut the fuck up and asks the most inappropriate questions and says the worst things. She’s an example of privilege and ignorance and I really want someone to teach her a lesson. Like sit and talk to her or send her to therapy. She’s just the worst.
When Ginny gets home and Georgia tries to see if she’s gonna lie – I kinda laugh. Why? Cause we know that Ginny knows that she knows. But the way that Georgia is there for her daughter is important. It’s a great moment to see them be there for each other but also an important part of their relationship.
Georgia may have gotten her way into the mayor’s office, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is going to like her. As a matter of fact the guy who is supposed to help her is showing that he’s threatened by women.
So in this town, weed is legal and they are trying to open a dispensary. It’s a big thing, but the city planning has denied the permits needed to fix the location. See it’s a historical building and it needs to have electrical work, but because it’s historical, they won’t grant the permits.
See the building needs A/C and the planning committee is saying that since it’s historical it can’t have an A/C. Only Cynthia’s office is right next door and it has A/C.
Georgia asks if there is anyone that she can talk to, but the douche in the office goes off on her about how she doesn’t have a degree, she got this job cause of her looks, and basically she should go away.
Now I am going to try to be nice, but we all know that isn’t in my wheelhouse. I say what is on my mind. I don’t think that Georgia is the best person, but I do think that she’s had a life where she has to be a survivor. So a survivor is what she is being.
And for this asshole to treat her like shit – whatever. She’s gonna bounce back.
The asshole tells Georgia it’s time to get lunch. She tells the dude that he has a massive crush on Paul. Leave it to Georgia to find an angle and also call out the truth. Dude does have a crush on Paul, we know that. But hey, that’s okay. Georgia laughs as he tries to cover up his feelings but she uses the moment to her advantage. She tells him its his turn to get lunch today. He tells her she’s a real bitch. She puts her feet up and then when he leaves goes to snoop on his computer.
Have to love workplace drama.
LEAVE AUSTIN ALONE
I can’t imagine being a little kid and going through all of the things and trying to figure out your place. It’s a hard situation and one that no one really finds easy.
Especially a little kid.
Austin’s teacher tells the class that he should be the star of the week. Zak – the little bully who needs to STFU – is pissed cause it’s supposed to be his turn. But Austin is new and he needs for these kids to get to know him.
Austin is so excited, but what we quickly learn is that Georgia has sheltered him and made him believe things to make it easier on him. He thinks that his Dad is in Azkaban. Sure, he knows he’s in jail, but to make that easier on him Georgia put it in context he could understand. And unfortunately for the other little kids around that know that he’s being fed lies… it makes Austin a target.
Needless to say Austin’s presentation crashes. And the kids are little shits. When aren’t they?
Georgia wants to make kids like Austin and for all the kids she sends the class popsicles. She makes sure to include carrots, since that little shit is a dick and his Mom doesn’t like him to have sugar.
Well played Georgia.
SLIPPING SHIT IN POCKETS
Ginny goes shopping with her “friends” and trust me, I use that term loosely. They are threatened by Ginny and her relationship with Max. I don’t get teenagers and yes, I once was one. But the hierarchy of high school is a bitch.
Abby is an avid shoplifter and it’s kind of sad. She’s a rich kid screaming out for attention. But she’s a bitch. I said it. I meant it. She sees earrings and they are ugly as fuck, but she says that they would look good on Ginny.
And Ginny, wanting to fit it and for the girls to like her, puts the earrings in her pocket.
The clerk stops them on their way out and searches Ginny. She doesn’t search the other two girls, just Ginny. And here I go again, loving Georgia as she goes into the shop to get her daughter and she calls the clerk out for racially profiling her daughter. The clerk didn’t search the other girls, but she did search Ginny. So Georgia calls her out.
And she should.
Ginny admits to what she did and I have to say that this girl is a pilar of strength. I would never admit to that shit in public. I don’t want to go to jail. The again, I am a chicken shit and I would freak out at the thought of doing anything illegal.
The other girls are little shits, and they toss Ginny right under the bus. They take no responsibility and they let her suffer the consequences. But they don’t realize that those consequences may be more for Ginny then they are for them. Little fuckers.
Georgia asks Ginny why she did it. She tells her Mom that it is because she wanted them to like her. And I get that. But doing illegal stuff isn’t the way to make friends. Georgia decides to take Ginny to the restaurant and teach her a lesson. She’s gonna work, as her punishment for shoplifting. She gets the guy to hire her.
She tells Joe 9the restaurant owner) that Ginny doesn’t know the value of a dollar and what she hasn’t been handed, she takes. Georgia says he should hire Ginny. He agrees.
I mean let’s be honest though, Georgia is planting her where she needs her.
Max, at school, won’t talk to them for what they did to Ginny and is loyal to her. And I think that’s the first time that I actually liked Max and didn’t cringe at the sound of her voice.
MARCUS IS A DICK
I really don’t like Marcus, which makes the fact that I ship him and Ginny even more gross. He’s a dick and sure, we all go for the bad boy at some point in our lives, but she deserves better.
However, part of me thinks that she challenges him and he’s not used to it. But I will never be able to look at him like he’s a decent human being because he hit it and quit it. He treated Ginny like her vagina was the only thing about her that mattered.
At school, she has the opportunity to talk to him – kinda. She has to trick the situation and honestly, she handles it with more class than I ever could. She says she knows things are weird, but he says they aren’t weird. Guys are clueless. She’s like we haven’t spoken since you were inside of me, so that’s weird. I couldn’t stop laughing. She just wanted to let him know she took a pill to be safe. Love how she tells him what’s up and love the shocked look on his face.
But then what makes me laugh is her has a lot of gull. He creeps into her room and she’s a PMS mess. She unloads on him and I applaud. But he has a lot of gumption and thinks that he can just fix everything with sex.
Only Ginny isn’t going to let that happen.
FIXING THE GARDEN
Georgia has her eyes set on Paul and to be honest, I am cheering it on. Do I think she has the purest of intentions? Nope. I don’t. But that’s ok – for now. Cause I don’t think Paul has the purest of intentions either.
But what I do know is that Georgia is a hustler and she’s doing everything that she can to make sure that her kids have everything. She’s a survivor.
So remember the A/C issue. Well Georgia realizes that Cynthia (that little shit Zak’s mom) is next to where the dispensary would be. She realizes that Georgia’s office has A/C which means that it shouldn’t be a big deal for the dispensary to get the permits she needs.
Cynthia has never had anyone challenge her and she’s used to getting her way. But Georgia isn’t going to let her get away with her bullshit. And i love that.
Georgia tells Paul what’s up and they are able to fix the situation. Cynthia has met her match. And I am ready for it.
- The way Max’s friends respond to Ginny is kinda annoying. It’s as if they are threatened by her and it’s annoying. But it’s very highschool.
- Georgia getting chin hair – girl… we feel you.
- Samantha asking what Ginny is? Someone slap that girl, she’s an idiot.
- Ginny’s teacher not telling the class she got a 100% because he didn’t want to look like an asshole, makes him a bigger asshole.
- I have a feeling something is going to happen at Sophomore Sleepover – when it happens. But what, I don’t know.
- The fact that Georgia writes letters to her son from his Dad. HEARTBREAKING. But I get it – she was trying to help her kid. However, this will backfire. We all know it.
- Ginny tripping and hitting Hunter in the face with a tampon was comical, but the way he handled it was even better. I love the fact that he brought her chips and tried to make her feel okay makes me like the guy more.
- Marcus venmoing Ginny money for the Plan B pill after she brings it up – am I supposed to like him now? I don’t.
- Kenny’s ex-wife is coming for Georgia and I can’t wait to see Georgia take her on.
- The flashbacks of Georgia as a kid – she shot her stepdad in the hand and robbed a garage. I have a feeling that Georgia is more complex and I can’t wait to see her story unfold.
- Ellen is so funny. Love her.
- Abby and the other girl coming to do Ginny’s makeup, I wanna scream at her to not trust them, but she’s so anxious to fit in that I don’t think she’d hear anyone.
- Georgia opening a credit card under Austin’s name. Nope. Don’t like.
Ginny says she’s never felt beautiful, but she understands hiding. Makeup works best if no one knows you’re hiding. Like Georgia says, it’s a face, not a mask.
If they can see where your makeup ends and your face begins you’ve done it wrong.
That’s what I learned this episode.
Ginny & Georgia is streaming now on Netflix.