The show focuses mainly on the life of junior high school student Ginger Foutley. She, along with her friends, Darren Patterson, Dodie Bishop and Macie Lightfoot, all try to rise from the position of school geeks as they solve many conflicts that come their way. Luckily for Ginger, the most popular girl in school, Courtney Gripling, has taken a liking to her and often includes her in her social plans. She is intrigued by her 'gingerisms', as Courtney calls them. However, Miranda Killgallen, Courtney's right hand woman, makes sure that she is not bumped down from her position thanks to Ginger. At home, Ginger records her lively adventures in her diary. Her little brother Carl, is often scheming with Robert-Joseph ("Hoodsey") Bishop in his own side plots, and her mother, Lois, is always there for advice Ginger is always open to listen to.
Runtime: 24 minutes
As Told by Ginger - List of As Told by Ginger characters - Netflix
Throughout the various episodes in As Told by Ginger, a number of recurring characters appear. Prominent characters are listed here.
As Told by Ginger - Miranda Killgallen - Netflix
Voiced by Cree Summer Miranda Killgallen is Courtney's right-hand woman and possibly the wickedest girl in school, serving as Ginger's main antagonist on the show. Apart from having totally different personalities, Miranda's dislike for Ginger mainly stems from her fear that “Foutley” may replace her as Courtney's best friend. On top of that, both Miranda and Ginger have a romantic interest in Ian Richton. Miranda has thwarted Ginger by all means possible, including manipulation (Dare I, Darren), blackmail (Cry Wolf), false accusations (I Spy a Witch, Ginger the Juvey), backstabbing (Wicked Game), and bribery (Far From Home). She has failed every attempt to make Ginger look bad, even raising her popularity a few times. At times, however, even “tough girl” Miranda is shown to have her weak sides. On more than one occasion, it's illustrated that she has a difficult relationship with her strict parents and that she has very few actual friends. When Ginger finds out about this, she feels sorry for her. In Trouble in Gal-Pal Land, Miranda is left friendless when she and Courtney have a temporary falling-out; Macie states that it's because nobody likes her. Miranda is also shown to not be a true friend of Courtney's, as when Courtney briefly lost her popularity to Hope Rogers, Miranda wasted no time in abandoning Courtney to join Hope's clique. Apart from her viciousness, Miranda's trademark are her sniping, sarcastic comments. Miranda is partially of African-American heritage, but in the original version of the pilot, Miranda was going to be an all white girl with brunette hair.