- Favorite Things of 2018 – Trainwrecks and Heartache

By | January 16, 2019 at 2:30 PM
Clockwise from top left: The Good Place (Colleen Hayes/NBC) // Black Panther (Marvel) // 
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (photo by Sony Pictures Animation - © ‚2018 CTMG, Inc.) // 
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (Netflix) // Care/of // The newly elected Congresswomen
(photo via Twitter) // The Kiss Quotient // Zola

We’ll be honest: 2018 was full of trainwrecks and heartache. But there were some wonderful moments too, including all the #content that made our geeky little hearts sing. Hear our TV, film, books, and comics faves of 2018 throughout this week’s Geek Girl Riot as we dive into the moments that stood out—for better or for worse.

Your Fave Is Problematic
2018 was here to serve the tea and callout some of entertainment’s biggest names. Sherin, Alex, Kat, and Soma discuss where to draw the line, some of the worst cases, and the opportunity for growth and understanding of what is appropriate.

Women Took the Lead in 2018
In spite of everything, 2018 was an amazing year for women—our crew shoutout just a few of the leading ladies who inspired them.

How the State of the World Affects Your Health and Outlook
With headlines reading more and more like a dystopian satire with each passing day, it was hard to stay positive last year—not just mentally and emotionally but physically too. Our Rioters talk about self care and how the scary state of current society is affecting their wellbeing.

Positive Wrap Up Time!
Don’t panic, y’all, we wouldn’t leave you in a pit of despair—our ladies are ending the show on a high note, by sharing what they’re looking forward to most in 2019. Happy new year, Rioters, let’s make it a good one!

Left: Zola (photo via Facebook) // Right: Care/of

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Tune in to Geek Girl Riot on idobi Radio every Tuesday at 11pm ET / 8pm PT for your dose of late-night geekery from our team of rioters. Til next time, see a list of everything our Rioters talked about below:

LINKS:

The Kissing Booth
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
John Hughes movies
“Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
The Upside
Killing Eve
The Kiss Quotient – Helen Hoang
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
The Good Place
Grown-ish
Black-ish
A Different World
Crazy Rich Asians
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han
To All the Boys… sequel
Naomi Wadler’s March For Our Lives speech
Simone Biles made history at the USA Gymnastics Championships and took a stand for sexual abuse survivors
The women of Ireland helped to reform anti-abortion laws
The #MeToo movement
A historic number of women were elected to office in the Midterms
Arlan Hamilton, CEO of Backstage Capital, launched a $36 million fund for black female founders
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s self care confessional
Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell gave away her $3 million Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics winnings to support physics students from under-represented groups
Marie Claire’s ‘The 56 Most Powerful Moments for Women in 2018’ list
Emelia Holden, a waitress at a pizzeria, slammed a male customer to the ground who touched her butt, saying, “You don’t touch me”
Tammy Duckworth brings her baby to the Senate floor to vote
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing – Hank Green
Juliet Naked
Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand – Fran Wilde
Black Panther
The Umbrella Academy
Good Omens
Searching
The Twilight Zone
“I Think We’re Alone Now” – Tiffany