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Review: Coming-of-age Netflix shows

Ginny and Georgia

The Netflix original “Ginny and Georgia”  follows the lives of Ginny and her mother, Georgia. Together they endure the woes of single motherhood. Ginny has never had a stable life. Georgia fell pregnant at 16 with her and fled after her grandparents tried to take her. Since then, they have moved all over the country.

Although Ginny had a tough life, it was difficult for me to feel sympathy for her because she is rude to her mother, selfish with her friends and inconsiderate of her boyfriend’s feelings. What’s most irritating about Ginny is that she blames everyone for her troubles. Ginny believes she is better than her mother and lies and manipulates others. 

However, Georgia is likeable because she is free spirited and friendly. The day they moved into their new home in Massachusetts, she became friends with the woman living across the street. Even Ginny’s friend Maxine seems to get along better with Georgia than with Ginny. Sometimes, Maxine asks Georgia for advice on teenage romance instead of Ginny, who is always occupied with boy drama.

Although Ginny had a tough life, it was difficult for me to feel sympathy for her because she is rude to her mother, selfish with her friends and inconsiderate of her boyfriend’s feelings (Courtesy of Netflix)

A constant issue between Ginny and Georgia is Georgia’s love life. Ginny is tired of her mom always promising her the next guy will be the last. Ginny wants her mother’s attention and doesn’t know how to obtain it so she acts out by breaking the law and having secret encounters with her next door neighbor, Marcus.

Overall, Ginny and Georgia is a captivating show with complex characters and comical dialogue. I would recommend it  to anyone that enjoys light-hearted entertainment along with mystery and suspense. 

Anne with an E

  “Anne with an E”, a new take on the classic book “Anne of Green Gables”, begins with little Anne waiting at the train station. Brother and sister, Mr. and Ms. Cuthbert need help with their farm work, so they tell Mrs. Spencer to bring them a boy from an orphanage in Nova Scotia. Instead, she sends Anne. When Anne arrives at the Cuthberts’ house, Ms. Cuthbert is confused to see her. She soon realizes that the Cuthberts don’t need her, and she will have to return to her imprisonment.

Anne is a good example because she’s resilient and friendly. She fights for what she wants with unrelenting determination. Through her imagination and colorful stories, she is able to forget painful memories that have formed her strength. 

An issue that is brought up frequently is women’s role in society. Since the show is set in 1896, women aren’t allowed to have opinions regarding work. They can attend school, but their career options are limited. Anne goes beyond these limits and proves girls can do anything they set their mind to. 

Anne is a good example because she’s resilient and friendly. She fights for what she wants with unrelenting determination. (Courtesy of Netflix)

Anne with an E is a heart wrenching show that will leave you in tears for Anne and for her friends’ misfortunes. It represents the harsh realities children go through when they are orphans. When you watch this show, make sure to have a tissue box on the side because you will definitely need it.

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Vanessa Cardoso, Reporter
Vanessa Cardoso (she/her) is a senior and a first year staff member of the Marquee. She likes to read, write, and watch tv in her free time. Her favorite color is pink, and she has a pet dog named Minnie. She participated in a slew of sports in school like dance, basketball and volleyball even though she had no prior experience. Also, she has attended five schools.

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