I’ve decided that we need to make ‘Going Full Georgia’ a thing, ok? Ok, great. Now let’s get Full Georgia on this recap.
My first thought as this week’s episode of State of Georgia started was “Raven-Symone lost some weight!” Not that it’s a really big deal, especially since the pilot episode and the episodes that follow usually are filmed apart from each other, but it was just that she was showing some skin and looking sexy (Going Full Georgia…I’ll stop). Georgia and Jo are eating frozen yogurt at a Pinkberryesque establishment when Georgia sees a man behind the counter and wants to “sample that!” Jo reminds Georgia that every time she finds a place to eat back home Georgia ends up chewing & screwing (not literally leaving the restaurant, but screwing the guy and this is ABC Family!) which leaves Jo out of another place to eat. My first pink alarm goes off in this situation. Pink Alarm? Yes, I’m thinking Jo is a lesbian. She looks at the hot guy and is all “Why isn’t he wearing a jacket?” not “Get it, gurl!” I’m probably reading into this too much and it was just a simple way to get a not so great joke in. The yogurt guy comes over, offers samples, and then leaves. Jo makes Georgia promise not to ask him out, she say that she won’t go Full Georgia (this time I’m just quoting the show, promise) and they leave.
This week we get to see Jo as a fully realized character, not just Georgia’s sidekick. She is presumably enrolled in grad school and working on a project with her classmates. AND STOP EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING AND REALIZE THIS!!! KEVIN COVAIS AKA CHICKEN LITTLE FROM AMERICAN IDOL IS ON THIS SHOW. Jo is the program leader and we get to hear one really bad joke after another. I am concerned that the writers have been watching too much Big Bang Theory and tried to make their own version of it in this show like no one would notice. Oh, we noticed.
Georgia and the yogurt guy are soon making out on her couch “You taste like waffle cones” when Jo walks in. Georgia basically motorboats him herself until Jo leaves the room, like she didn’t know who he was. He gets up to leave, but not before he fist bumps her. FIST BUMPS. Really? This is going to be his ‘thing’? Jo tells it like it is “I can’t believe the fist bump guy keeps calling me.” Georgia agrees and in saunters Aunt Honey. She name drops three celebrities that she’s slept with: George Clooney (not the real one), Wolfgang Puck, and Denzel Washington. Aunty Honey also plays the Yoda character in this series by telling the girls what they need to do to get out of this situation “What do I need to do?” and thus giving us some direction for the next fourteen minutes.
Jo is back in the Big Bang Theory and explains to the group that they are putting their current project aside to work on figuring out how to make the yougurt from the Pinkberryesque store before Georgia completely breaks it off with the yougurt guy. The three guys she is working with go back and forth arguing with each other and the “best” joke to come out of this “I’m going to CTRL ALT DEL you” OMG the LOLs!
Georgia, Jo, and the yogurt guy are at the yogurt store trying out a new flavor and then the most frightening series of events occurs. Let me break it down for you in a simple bulleted list.
- Georgia and Yogurt Guy fist bump
- Yogurt Guy blows Georgia a fist bump
- Georgia and Yogurt Guy rock the fist baby
- Georgia and Yogurt Guy burp the fist baby
This is something that actually happened on television. You remember the movie The Ring and it’s tagline Before You Die, You See the Ring, well this scene was like that, except with fist bumps.
Jo and The Big Bang Theory guys are back to work when Chicken Little (his name is Lewis on the show) comes in and tells everyone that Jo lied about Project: Yogurt. They can’t believe Jo lied! She tries to convince them with a very moving monologue, but it fails until she does the only thing she can think of to reel them back in: ‘Whoever figures out the recipe first gets a kiss.” Well, it seems as though these three guy are horny enough to do that and Project: Yogurt is back in business. Quick interlude here: In this scene Jo is wearing the same t-shirt my 7 year old son owns. Who is the costume designer for Jo? Who would do that?
Georgia and the Yogurt Guy are back at her apartment after a date and Georgia quickly tells him that she’s over the fist bump. This signals to him that the relationship is ready to go to the next level. The next level for him is a fist bump that explodes! Jo walks in, conveniently, and this saves Georgia. Yogurt Guy leaves and the two start talking about how bad he is and how much the fist bumps are killing Georgia when all of a sudden…BEEP BEEP. Georgia gets a text message from Yogurt Guy telling her that she butt dialed him and he heard everything they said. Guess they won’t be able to go to the yogurt place anymore.
Aunt Honey and Georgia have a heart to heart, sorta, while Aunt Honey is searching for her S&M gear. Georgia breaks down the situation thanks to some reverse psychology from Aunt Honey and realizes she should have just acted like an adult and broke up with Yogurt Guy sooner and then she and Jo would be allowed to go back to the yogurt store. Aunt Honey is all “mmm” and Georgia sees that Aunt Honey tricked her into figuring out her own problems. Oh, Aunt Honey, you so crazy (no like literally I think she’s crazy, she is never not in her silk nightgowns).
Jo is back with the BBT guys and is eating yogurt. Is it the right recipe? The moaning and jumping around indicate that yes, it is! A quick Bursitis joke and then it’s revealed that Lewis came up with the recipe so he gets the kiss, group hug, and then one of the guys gets a boner (seriously). Jo is too smart for this trickery, though, and discovers that the yogurt actually came from the yogurt shop.
Georgia and Jo head back to the yogurt shop so Jo can get some goodbye yogurt and Georgia can apologize to the Yogurt Guy. He accepts, but just doesn’t reciprocate her attempt at a fist bump “I just don’t do that with anyone.” He reserves his fist bumps for committed relationships, like we all should. Georgia then notices another hot yogurt guy and goes up to get a sample to feed to him. Jo says goodbye to her yogurt.
Since this is only the second episode, I’m not sure if this is going to be a thing, but the last scene is the two girls back at their apartment breaking it all down. They watch The Bachelor, drink wine, and eat pizza. They are just like us! Georgia doesn’t like the other yogurt guy because of a stray nose hair and they re banned from the store. A quick gay joke about the pizza place before everything wraps up, maybe proving my theory that Jo is in fact a lesbian. The final few seconds leaves us with a joke from Aunt Honey again.
“It may be, but it still gets me on Tavis Smiley every year,” says Aunt Honey.
Georgia asks, “When were you on his show?”
To which Aunt Honey replies, “He has a show?”
I will be here all summer reviewing State of Georgia so please don’t miss an episode (Wednesdays at 8:30 on ABC Family) and we can discuss it over on Twitter where I will be live-tweeting each episode.
And remember, Go Full Georgia won’t you?