Ginny & Georgia 1×03 “Next Level Rich People Shit” starts to really get into the dynamics of what this show wants to be, and what message it wants to send. With Ginny, and the relationships she’s building around her, from her friendships to her more-complicated-than-it-should-be love life. With Georgia, and the way she’s making childhood dreams of Wellsbury, and what a place like this can be, into reality.
It also attempts, though mostly fails, to stay firmly grounded in reality. Or, what passes for reality in Wellsbury.
“Clear eyes, open hearts, dumb fools,” Georgia says at the beginning of the episode. “Big dreams are for big idiots,” she continues, and yet, at times, it seems like neither she nor Ginny are actually following that advice. They’re both dreaming big, even if they keep telling themselves they’re not.
That’s where the problems start.
So let’s go into the Ginny & Georgia of it all as we discuss 1×03 “Next Level Rich People Shit”:
Ginny has friends now. That’s the number one thing. And it’s clear from the way she reacts to having friends that she’s never truly had them before, which means two things: she really, really appreciates them, and she’s really, really bad at having them. Because if she thinks Max, sweet Max, who took her in, who brought her into the group, is going to be thrilled to learn about Ginny and Marcus, she’s got another thing coming.
Especially as I’m sure that revelation, whenever it comes, is not gonna be handled the best way.
But in the present, Ginny has friends, and her friends …well, they’ve got their own issues outside of Ginny’s issues, which is something that helps the show, as that’s just what being a teenager is. Everyone’s got their own issues, everyone’s a little self-absorbed (in the case of Max, a lot) and even the people you look up to (like Abby) are struggling themselves.
Ginny also has some serious romantic issues, because she’s with Hunter, she likes Hunter, she wants to be with Hunter …except we can all see she doesn’t really like Hunter enough, or at least, doesn’t like him as much as she likes Marcus, which is a problem, as Marcus is kind of an asshole. One with his own issues, we find out in this episode, but that doesn’t really absolve him of his own actions. Reasons are not excuses, after all.
The thing, though, is that Ginny is clearly more into Marcus than Hunter, clearly trying to trick herself and Hunter, not to mention her friends, into thinking this is not the case, and that’s all going to blow up spectacularly, sooner than later, probably.
Georgia has her issues too, there’s no doubt about that. But Georgia’s issues, to this point, seem to be more about finding her place than about men, though if the ending of this episode is to be believed, the romance issues are coming. And since we’re old-timers at this TV thing, we’re going to tell you they are all going to revolve around Paul – the obvious one – Joe, the not so obvious one, and obviously, Zion, Ginny’s dad, who’s been in enough flashbacks to be sure he’s going to pop up again.
That’s just the way of TV.
Zion wasn’t right, he couldn’t have been, or you would think one of them would have figured it out by now. Paul seems perfect, and he was really good with Austin, always a plus, but he also just doesn’t seem like “the one.” There are no vibes. He’s a perfectly good guy who seems like a placeholder, and since I don’t think it’s for Zion, I’m going to say the play here is Joe.
You know, Joe who’s going to come from behind to maybe win her heart. Joe who put on a suit just because Georgia asked. Joe who she still hasn’t really noticed. That Joe.
But I don’t anticipate that’s coming for a while. For now, Georgia is just focused on finding her place in Wellsbury, or, better yet, making her own place. Because Georgia Miller doesn’t conform to expectations, no matter where she’s at. She makes things work for herself.
And yes, that’s an asset, but it’s one that, to Georgia, it’s clearly been hard worn. We don’t know the entire story yet, but it’s clear Georgia didn’t choose to become the woman she is now. She was forced into it, and she learned to make the best of it and keep her head above water.
Now she’s got the idyllic house, the job, the standing in the community she always dreamed of. The question, of course, is …can she keep it?
“What if all your dreams come true and it’s still not enough?” Ginny asks at the end of the episode, and the thing is …we don’t know. But we’re probably gonna find out.
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Ginny & Georgia is available to stream on Netflix.