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10 Shows Like 'Ginny & Georgia' To Keep You Occupied Before Season 2

When Ginny & Georgia first aired on Netflix in 2021, people were quick to label it as the modernized version of Gilmore Girls. But on the contrary, there’s more to this dramedy than meets the eye. One moment, it feels like a cross between Dare Me and Euphoria and the next, it’s Firefly Lane with a twist. Still, these elements work together very well, creating a bingeable, female oriented show that we just can’t get enough of.

Netflix has already confirmed that the series is getting a second season. And though it’s yet to announce the premiere date, we’ve compiled a handy list of shows like Ginny & Georgia to watch while you wait. From Good Girls to The Duchess, keep reading for all the titles you should add to your queue.

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1. Gilmore Girls

  • Who’s in it: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson
  • Number of seasons: 7

From Rory and Lorelai’s tight-knit mother-daughter bond to the quirky small town, it’s clear that Ginny & Georgia took some of its inspiration from this feel-good series. It follows a young single 30-something mom as she raises her teenage daughter in Stars Hollow. Not only is it smart and thoughtful, but it also has witty, fast-paced dialogue that is truly unparalleled.

2. The Duchess

  • Who’s in it: Katherine Ryan, Rory Keenan, Katy Byrne
  • Number of seasons: 1

Similar to G&G, The Duchess follows a single mother named Katherine and her daughter, Olive. Only in this case, her child is just 9 years old, and they both reside in London. Much of the focus is put on Katherine as she tries to figure out whether she should have another child, so this will appeal to anyone who’s intrigued by Georgia’s storyline. (Bonus if you’re into British humor.)

3. Firefly Lane

  • Who’s in it: Katherine Heigl, Sarah Chalke, Ben Lawson
  • Number of seasons: 1

Based on Kristin Hannah’s novel of the same name, Firefly Lane tells the story of two unlikely best friends who are polar opposites, much like the carefree Georgia and her sensible daughter. Filled with poignant moments, it highlights how close friendships can shift and evolve over the years.

4. Friday Night Lights

  • Who’s in it: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden, Brad Leland
  • Number of seasons: 5

Before he became Mayor Paul Randolph, Scott Porter played the charismatic Jason Street in Friday Night Lights, which follows a team of young football players, known as the Dillon Panthers. Although the overall tone and premise is quite different from G&G, it delivers plenty of teen drama and tackles several relevant themes, from poverty and racism to the education system.

5. Sweet Magnolias

If you’re drawn to the soapy elements in Ginny & Georgia, then Sweet Magnolias will hit the mark. It follows the lives of three Southern women and childhood BFFs as they navigate the ups and downs of romance, family life and their careers. Prepare for all the Hallmark vibes.

6. Good Girls

  • Who’s in it: Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman, Reno Wilson
  • Number of seasons: 4

This NBC crime comedy revolves around three working moms who are struggling to make ends meet. But when they hatch a plan to rob a local supermarket, they find themselves spiraling into a world of crime, which turns out to be way more than they bargained for. (Sound familiar?)

7. Dead To Me

  • Who’s in it: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden
  • Number of seasons: 2

If you’re looking for a darker show that has a bit more mystery, then Dead to Me should be your next watch. The black comedy follows two widowed women who develop an unlikely friendship after they meet in a support group. But they both harbor quite a few secrets, which only makes things more complicated.

8. Never Have I Ever

  • Who’s in it: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Darren Barnet
  • Number of seasons: 3

Mindy Kaling's refreshing coming-of-age comedy follows a high schooler named Devi as she copes with the passing of her father and tries to boost her social status in high school. In addition to the charming cast and stellar writing, Devi’s messy relationship with her mother will remind you of Ginny and her mom.

9. Big Little Lies

The series follows five upper-class moms who live in a small beachfront town. At first glance, they appear to live amazing lives, but there's plenty of drama, scandals and dark secrets lurking beneath the surface. Big Little Lies brilliantly tackles themes like female friendships, shame and domestic abuse.

10. Switched At Birth

  • Who’s in it: Sean Berdy, Lucas Grabeel, Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano
  • Number of seasons: 4

If you’re loving the sentimental aspect of Ginny & Georgia, then you seriously need to check out Switched at Birth. Like the title suggests, the series follows two teens who discover that they were taken home by the wrong parents when they were born. This major mishap leads to plenty of awkward moments and quite a bit of family drama.

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