Geek Actually is Heating Up! Co-Review with Kelly (@bookcrushin)

Maybe you missed my obsession coverage of ReMade, a YA weekly serial that I gushed over for 15 weeks in the fall/winter. NOT A PROBLEM because we are back today with another amazing serial – Geek Actually!

Today I’m here to co-review episode 1.10 along with Kelly from BookCrushin. We’ve been listening to the serial together and agreed to co-review every 5 episodes. Let’s be real…We spend Wednesdays talking about Geek Actually so this is just an excuse to share it with you all ;).
Do you think Diego can redeem himself? Can he be reformed? Is he willing to learn from his gamergate stance?

K: As much as I wanted these two to succeed as a couple, I am thankful that Taneesha discovered this aspect about Diego, before things were taken to the next level. I want to hope that he could learn from her, if he truly cared, but I am so affected by current events in our world right now and I just want Taneesha to walk away.
CJ: I want to believe people can learn. Hopefully he went home and googled some of the stuff Taneesha was telling him. But if he can’t, better they learned that now. It’s tough when you’re in a serious relationship and you find out the person’s ideologies are not what you thought they were.
Elli’s response to tragedy was impressive. How do you think she will fare after the initial shock wears off? 

K: I was not expecting Elli to react the way she did, she just collected herself, and got right to work. I was impressed. I think I would have curled up in a ball and cried for days. She was deeply connected and learned so much and I think that has helped Elli really grow as a character and I hope she keeps kicking ass.
CJ: Well, Elli handled that a lot better than I did. I had to back up and listen several times. That plot point came out of left field and I don’t think I’ve recovered yet. Anyways, I hope she never changes. She should live on as she did, which is what *spoiler* would have wanted. But first, burn those letters and fight the assholes who think it’s cool to send them.
How do you think Aditi & Michelle will handle this new obstacle in their publishing relationship? 
K: Completely fueled by fire, and I don’t think the relationship is going to last. I have a sinking feeling that this sequel will never happen and Aditi will breach her contract. I can’t say if their relationship will survive that either. I am not sure if it will blacklist Aditi. I can only hope her book is a breakout success so the publisher will do what they can to keep her happy. 
CJ: I feel like Aditi and Michelle’s relationship has been the canon waiting to explode behind the scenes. There have been subtle hints along the way but with all the other things going on, their potential eruption has been secondary. They have to figure out how to put their friendship and business in separate buckets – no easy feat. 
Christina is definitely experiencing ‘being thrown in the deep end’ scenario with her new position; do you think she’ll learn to swim?

K: Possibly Christina will actually end up loving this job, but I feel like Vivi will not like the working all the time Christina. I also hope that maybe her fast lane life might slow down a little as she learns her responsibilities and understands her importance to the show.
CJ: I feel like most creative jobs are this way. Sink or swim. Christina’s new job looks like a challenge, which could crumble her with everything going on with Vivi. She’s going to need her girlfriends! 
What are you hopes for the final 3 episodes of the series? Big shocking theories? 

K: Assuming we get a little closure on some story lines and I expect there to be a season 2, I want Elli to become a champion for her work and become well known. I want Taneesha to find some solace and happiness in life, and maybe a whole new job. I would love for Aditi to rock the book world, and write a kick ass sequel. I want Michelle to tell her publisher who supports dickhead men to go shove it. Christina to find a balance between being responsible and having a life.
CJ: GEEZ the worst part is you know some stuff is going to be left unfurled since seasons go on but I hope we don’t get some Grey’s Anatomy level ending here. I hope Taneesha gets some resolution with the crap at work. I really just want management to step the hell up.

Come back weekly for mini reviews! As always, the first episode is free on audio and ebook – so you can try it out! 

Well, Actually

by Rachel Stuhler
Published: August 9th 2017
Publisher: Serial Box
Source: Publisher
Meet your new best girlfriends. Michelle is a hard-nosed Science Fiction editor who is used to things going her way; Taneesha is a talented video game programmer who is used to being the odd (wo)man out. Aditi is a fantasy writer on the verge of her big break; Christina is a rebel on the sidelines of Hollywood. And Elli is a fan – of anything and everything that keeps are from “proper adulting.” Together they are Rebel Scum (at least in their shared group chat), and best friends through thick and thin. They might live far apart but through the power of the internet and a shared love of all things geek, they are ready to face the world side by side.
This is the 10th episode in the first season of Geek Actually, a 13-episode serial from Serial Box Publishing. This episode was written by Rachel Stuhler.

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