Geek Girl – The DVDfever Review – Netflix – Emily Carey

Geek Girl Geek Girl centres around Harriet Manners (Emily CareyTomb Raider 2018), who proves that the geek shall inherit the Earth.

Unlike her best friend Natalie (Rochelle Harrington), she doesn’t want to be a model and has perfectly fine as she is, so when Harriet’s class wins a trip to London Fashion Week, and Nat wants to get her big break, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to guess how things might go.

And in this review, I’ll avoid spoilers, only mentioning one or two elements from the trailer.

Ms Manners is called ‘Spanners’ by one spiteful girl at her school, Lexi (Mia Jenkins), who’s basically the leader of the Plastics, if comparing this with Mean Girls, and who revels in being nasty and writing ‘GEEK’ all over her bag.

Okay, I know this is entirely separate from Mean Girls, but it gets the comparison across.

In addition to Nat, Harriet has a male friend in classmate Toby (Zac Looker), who is planning a one-man show about time-travelling legend King Arthur, called Space Dust Legend, and on the coach to London, tries to help by putting his bag in an overhead locker on a bus – explaining why it’s best for safety reasons – but only manages to spill his smoothie drink out of his bag onto the two ladies.

Harriet is described as being neurodivergent, and I’m not fully au fait with how that affects someone, but while she doesn’t take kindly to bullies, she always wants to make the best of things, but at the event, when she bumps into male model Nick Park (Liam Woodrum), can she make a big impression on him? Either way, there’s no Wallace or Gromit, here!

Still, at least he seems to be the only model who’s somewhat normal, and not an insufferable arsehole.

Meanwhile, Yuji Lee (Sandra Yi Sencindiver), who’s kind of a big deal in the fashion industry, wants a new model for their show in three days, so who can they get for it. Well, although I haven’t got to that outcome, colour me shocked if it ain’t Harriet.

However, while Geek Girl is very predictable, it’s more about the journey than the destination, so the outcome doesn’t matter, as the series is fun and very entertaining.

Plus, it also has a number of ’90s pop tunes, such as Dodgy’s In A Room, and Elastica’s Connection.

Thanks to our friends at Netflix for the screener prior to release.

Geek Girl is not available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD, but is on Netflix from May 30th.

Geek Girl – Official Trailer – Netflix

Detailed specs:

Running time: 25-35 minutes per episode (10 episodes)
Release date: May 30th 2024
Studio: Netflix
Format: 2.00:1

Director: Declan O’Dwyer
Producer: Zoë Rocha
Writers: Georgie Armour, Sarah Morgan, Jeff Norton, Zoë Rocha, Jessica Ruston, Holly Smale, Sameera Steward
Creators for TV: Jessica Ruston, Holly Smale
Novel: Holly Smale
Music: Nikhil Seetharam

Harriet Manners: Emily Carey
Nat Gray: Rochelle Harrington
Lexi: Mia Jenkins
Toby Pilgrim: Zac Looker
Nick Park: Liam Woodrum
Wilbur Evans: Emmanuel Imani
Richard Manners: Tim Downie
Annabel Manners: Jemima Rooper
Poppy Hepple-Cartwright: Daisy Jelley
Yuji Lee: Sandra Yi Sencindiver
Jude Paignton: Sarah Parish
Miss Lord: Alana Boden
Liv: Madeleine Price
Millie: Alexandra Chaves
Maia: Hersha Verity