The biggest show on Netflix in 2021 has been the fun, twisty, quippy Ginny & Georgia, a family drama with underlying mysteries that has been in Netflix's Top 10 for months after its February premiere. Even with all that success, Netflix, for some reason, took way too long to officially renew the show for Season 2, but it finally did so on April 19. Phew. No we'll wrap up that tantalizing cliffhanger, which saw Ginny (Antonia Gentry) running away with her younger brother after discovering the lethal reason why Georgia (Brianne Howey) dragged them out of Texas.
While we wait for answers about what's next for the titular dysfunctional mother-daughter duo, TV Guide has compiled a list of other shows for you to binge that might heal the Ginny & Georgia void now left in your heart. Whether you're looking for more mother-daughter shows, good people doing crimes, or addictive high school dramas, there's something on this list for every Ginny & Georgia fan to sink their teeth into while we wait for Netflix to go ahead and renew this show already.
Ginny & Georgia's mix of Ginny's high school drama and Georgia's dangerous double life makes it one of Netflix's more unique binges, but it wasn't the first to stir that addictive cocktail. Teenage Bounty Hunters, which premiered half a year before Ginny & Georgia, crammed together teenage life with a side gig of nabbing wanted fugitives in an arguably better fashion than Ginny & Georgia -- Georgia's storyline often felt like a separate show from Ginny's school high jinx -- as twin sisters Sterling and Blair get into bounty hunting while also worrying about losing their virginities to the right people at their Christian academy. Though the series was a fun blend of action, mystery, and comedy with a finale reveal that just begged for a second season, Netflix canceled it. Boo! Still, it's easily worth a watch as it's very similar to Ginny & Georgia. -Tim Surette [Watch on Netflix]
This is an obligatory entry, because even Georgia refers to herself and Ginny as "the Gilmore Girls, but with bigger boobs." For better or worse, Amy Sherman-Palladino's WB show about a young mom and her teenage daughter finding their way in the Northeast's quirkiest small town is the definitive mother-daughter saga for the millennial era. The show hasn't aged the best over the decade and a half it's been off the air, but you'll stay for the mile-a-minute quips and to see if Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Luke (Scott Patterson) finally figure their stuff out and stay together. [Watch on Netflix]
If you need a little crime and intrigue with your mother-daughter connection, just like in Ginny & Georgia, then welcome to Jane the Virgin. The Villanueva women keep each other sane and grounded in this telenovela, which also has a very high body count, supervillains, face swapping, evil twins, and amnesia! It sounds like a lot, but Jane the Virgin is one of the most heartwarming shows to ever grace your television set, and you'll fall so in love with Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and her family that the madness happening around them just makes for a great ride. [Watch on Netflix]
If you'd like to see more good people doing bad things for good reasons but are not so keen on the mother-daughter aspect of it all, then NBC's Good Girls might be just the ticket. The dramedy centers on three women — Beth (Christina Hendricks), Annie (Mae Whitman), and Ruby (Retta) — who decide to rob a grocery store when they are each financially stretched to their limit for different, but equally compelling, reasons. However, things go sideways when the grocery store turns out to be a front for a local gang, and the harder the women try to get out of the clutches of the crime life, the deeper they go down the rabbit hole. The show balances its high-stakes drama with comedy so well, and the cast always knocks it out of the park. Just when you think this story can't get crazier, it does! [Watch Seasons 1-3 on Netflix; Season 4 airs on NBC]
If you were more interested in Ginny's saga and the politics of her social group at school, then you should check out Love, Victor on Hulu. The series, a sequel to the feature film Love, Simon, follows Victor Salazar (Michael Cimino) as he becomes the new kid at Simon's (Nick Robinson) alma mater. Victor reaches out to Simon when he starts questioning his own sexuality and finds it a lot more difficult to come to terms with the revelation than Simon did in the film. The show is a reminder of just how awkward high school can be, with first dances and first loves. Victor's struggle to be his authentic self despite pressure from his conservative Catholic family and his peers at school is at times heartbreaking to watch, but we have a feeling there's a happy ending in store for Victor still. [Watch on Hulu]
If you want your teen drama to be high octane, then Amazon's The Wilds might be your next stop after Ginny & Georgia. The Wilds is essentially whatLost would be if everyone trapped on the mysterious island were teenage girls. There's no small-town politics to ensure these girls act in a certain way, but The Wilds still has that insatiable, I-can't-stop-watching quality that Ginny & Georgia also has. The Wilds seamlessly threads its central narrative with the backstory of each girl stuck on the island after their plane crashes, which helps deepen the characters and makes for a more engrossing watch as you try to figure out how they got into this mess. If you sometimes felt overwhelmed by the number of issues that Ginny & Georgia tried to tackle without having the space to do so, The Wilds won't leave you so frustrated. [Watch on Amazon Prime Video]
Speaking of issues tackled in Ginny & Georgia, if you would have liked to see more of Ginny taking down racist teachers at her school or see more of her hanging out with other characters of color at her school, Dear White People is going to check your boxes. Justin Simien helms the Netflix follow-up to his 2014 film of the same name. There's no subject too taboo for the students at Winchester University to discuss or dissect, and they don't hold back when it comes to calling out the way modern society still tokenizes and exploits minorities. Don't worry; there are still plenty of laughs, too, especially when it comes to whatever show-within-the-show the students of the Black Student Union are obsessed with each season. [Watch on Netflix]
We've spent a lot of time talking about Ginny, but if Georgia and her past full of secrets were what kept you hooked into Ginny & Georgia, then let me direct you to Killing Eve. The BBC America drama is about an MI6 agent, Eve (Sandra Oh), who becomes pathologically obsessed with the female assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer). Their cat-and-mouse game shows both Eve and Villanelle that they have more in common than they might think, and their twisted bond becomes something that neither one of them is willing to sever. Each season delivers delicious new layers to these characters as we discover more about them and why they can't let each other go. With three seasons ready for you to binge right now, Killing Eve should help keep you busy until we can get a Season 2 of Ginny & Georgia and find out what makes Georgia tick in the same way. [Watch on Hulu]
Ginny & Georgia is now streaming on Netflix.