“Ginny & Georgia” on Netflix: a series between black and candy pink

“We’re like the Gilmore Girls, but with big breasts. This is how Georgia, Barbie doll look and flowery verve, addresses her 15-year-old daughter Ginny. Like the heroines of the series “Gilmore Girls”, Georgia and Ginny are only fifteen years apart. But this mother-daughter duo, which carries the series “Ginny & Georgia”, number 1 on Netflix this Monday, is much more ambiguous than that of the soap opera of the 2000s. And the fiction, which initially looks like a comedy for teenagers , takes an unexpected turn.

When the series begins, Georgia’s husband, and Ginny’s stepfather, has just died in a car accident. For the umpteenth time, mother and daughter, flanked by Austin, the 9-year-old Binoclard little brother, are moving. They leave Texas for Massachusetts, where they will start a new life. Between first flirt, high school musical, lesbian best friend and love triangle with a “bad boy” and the first of the class, “Ginny & Georgia” takes up well-known codes. And some scenes, edited like clips or punctuated with sweet songs, give the series a candy pink color.

But this story is far from monochrome. If Georgia happily puts on the glasses of red wine, pulls out her vibrator before falling asleep and shows off plunging necklines as soon as she sees a plump biceps, she also reveals a darker side, revealed by small touches of flash- violent back. As she explains in the voice-over, her beauty is only a “weapon” to find a place in a world “designed for men”. Little by little, we learn that Georgia poisoned her late husband and threw another ex in prison. As for Ginny, she’s not the wise and responsible teenager she seems to be …

Puzzling, “Ginny & Georgia” oscillates between “Beverly Hills”, “Weeds” and Desperate Housewives “. Stuffed with incredible situations, it is however worth the detour for its pictorial dialogues and its capacity to intrigue us until the end.

EDITOR’S RATING: 3/5

« Ginny & Georgia », American series by Sarah Lampert, with Brianne Howey, Antonia Gentry… 10 episodes of 50 to 58 minutes each.

Atlanta Hawks fire coach Lloyd Pierce

The rebuilding time is over for the Atlanta Hawks, although the franchise results this season don’t suggest it (14 wins, 20 losses). Franchise executives, only eleventh in the East, announced on Monday that they were parting ways with their coach, Lloyd Pierce, who took over as the team leader in 2018.

Pierce, 44, will be replaced by his assistant, Nate McMillan, former coach of the Indiana Pacers in particular – but also of Seattle and Portland. The latter made sure to have the approval of his ex-colleague to accept the promotion. With an enormous experience (1,258 matches, 667 victories, 16 seasons as head coach), McMillan will therefore have the mission of truly launching the season of a team that claims to play the play-offs this season, in the in the wake of its star, point guard Trae Young, and after a promising offseason which saw the arrivals of Danilo Gallinari, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Rajon Rondo in particular.

“We felt it was the best choice for the organization to move forward”

Travis Schlenk, general manager of the Hawks

« As we announced at the start of the season, our goal was to improve this yearGeneral manager Travis Schlenk recalled at a press conference. Moving forward. We felt it was not happening as quickly as we would have liked. These are not easy decisions. These are choices that affect many families, and they are not simple. But we felt it was the best choice for the organization to move forward. »

To Pierce’s defense, the Hawks’ start to the season has been marred by many injuries, such as rookie Kris Dunn, who has still not set foot on a floor this season (ankle) and Bojan Boganovic (knee) now has 25 missed matches.

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Orlando – Dallas: Luka Doncic takes care of everything

The Magic try to put some rhythm at the start of the match, but Evan Fournier makes three mistakes to start his performance. An unnecessary fault on Maxi Kleber, then an oversight in defense on the German pivot and a conceded cons. Nikola Vucevic fortunately compensates for the bad start of his teammate and sanctions from afar, then puts a fadeaway delight on the nose of Kristaps Porzingis.

The Texans are good in their sneakers, and they are in the lead (16-15). Fournier finds some colors, and will provoke Jalen Brunson near the circle. The Mavs forget themselves a little too much in defense, and in two stages, three movements, Steve Clifford’s men no longer miss a shot. Except that Fournier puts on his go-to-guy costume and he takes the match on his own. Author of 12 points in this first quarter, he can raise his fist with rage since the Magic took the lead (33-29).

Porzingis in agony

Michael Carter-Williams has a real impact on both sides of the field and his long arms terribly hamper Brunson, who loses several balls in a row. Doncic found the floor and planted from afar, and Dallas took the opportunity to return to the front (47-41). Even though Porzingis is in the rough with eight misses in a row, Trey Burke is there to support Luka Doncic. Opposite, Orlando’s attack is too dependent on the Vucevic-Fournier duo (18 points for the French already), and Steve Clifford’s men are skating to score. Doncic continues its momentum and achieves a very complete first half (15 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists). Visitors are in front at the break (61-58).

The Magic must play more aggressively to turn the situation around, but after less than two minutes of play, Fournier returns directly to the locker room, visibly hit in the leg. Orlando seems disturbed by the injury of his French winger, leading scorer so far. Terrence Ross enters the floor, but he still can not adjust the sights despite several open shots, and the Mavs are still ahead (78-71). Doncic martyrs Chuma Okeke, then Gary Clark who do not know what to do to stop him.

Fournier touched, but Fournier a warrior!

Vucevic carries his team on his shoulders, and Fournier finds the ground. Orlando can hope to return to the game, and the Montenegrin pivot once again justifies his All-Star status by punishing from afar. Opposite, Brunson will cause several faults, and Dallas, despite some wanderings in defense, is still ahead of the score (95-86).

Evan Fournier grits his teeth, and seems diminished by his concern in his leg. Dallas knows it, and plays all possessions on him. But the Frenchman has the knife between his teeth, and he plants from a distance to rekindle the flame.

Except that Jalen Brunson punishes from afar in his turn, and the Magic take water from all sides (116-102). Nikola Vucevic tries one last standstill, and Rick Carlisle calls for an immediate stoppage of play. Luka Doncic asks for all the balls in attack, and the former Real Madrid takes the game on his own. The Magic confused speed and haste at the end of the match, and the Slovenian took care of finishing the job, like a great one, for a victory (130-124). Dallas returns to the positive (17 wins – 16 losses)!

Magic / 124 Tirs Rebounds
Players Min Tirs 3pts LF THE D T Pd Fte Int Bp Ct Pts Eval
A. Aminu 23 3/6 1/2 0/0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 7 8
D. Bacon 31 2/9 0/2 3/4 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 7 1
N. Vucevic 35 12/24 5/8 0/0 2 13 15 8 1 0 2 0 29 38
M. Carter-Williams 29 8/13 1/2 1/2 2 6 8 6 3 1 2 0 18 25
E. Fournier 27 8/13 5/8 5/7 0 5 5 2 3 0 2 0 26 24
C. Okeke 23 2/3 2/3 0/0 0 3 3 2 0 0 2 0 6 8
G. Clark 4 2/3 2/3 0/0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 5
K. Birch 13 0/2 0/0 0/0 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 1
C. Randle 19 3/5 1/3 0/0 0 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 7 10
T. Ross 36 7/17 3/10 1/1 0 4 4 1 1 2 0 1 18 16
Total 47/95 20/41 10/14 6 35 41 25 17 5 8 1 124
Mavericks / 130 Tirs Rebounds
Players Min Tirs 3pts LF THE D T Pd Fte Int Bp Ct Pts Eval
D. Finney-Smith 34 3/5 0/2 0/0 0 4 4 2 3 0 1 1 6 10
M. Kleber 28 4/6 3/5 2/2 1 5 6 1 2 3 0 2 13 23
K. Porzingis 33 5/15 3/10 4/4 1 9 10 3 1 1 1 1 17 21
L. Doncic 37 12/22 5/10 4/6 1 9 10 9 0 0 4 0 33 36
J. Richardson 29 4/11 1/6 2/2 1 1 2 4 1 0 0 2 11 12
T. Hardaway Jr. 23 2/8 1/5 0/0 0 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 5 6
D. Powell 13 3/4 0/0 2/2 1 3 4 0 3 0 1 0 8 10
W. Cauley-Stein 4 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 4
T. Burke 10 4/5 1/2 2/2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 11 13
J. Brunson 29 9/13 3/6 3/5 1 5 6 3 1 1 1 0 24 27
Total 47/90 17/46 19/23 7 39 46 29 12 6 8 6 130