Having spent his entire life writing and equipped with a sickening work ethic and passion for learning, Greg Wheeler found his love of fiction writing, watching TV and critical analysis merge into the form of review writing during the early 2000’s. Back then the site operated under the name “DJGregsta”; an alias that reflected Greg’s passion for music as much as writing.
Realizing the reviews were becoming more popular, he switched across to writing on Amazon before being accepted to the Amazon Vine program; reserved for influential review writers. From here, Greg started writing on Wattpad, a free site that allows authors to share their work the world over. After reaching #1 on the Non-fiction rankings, #1 for the topic of film and #5 for trending in 2017, Greg found he’d reached the end of his Wattpad journey and instead shifted his effort across to a new website format – TheReview Geek.
Launched officially back on 24th May 2017 as a simple film review blog, Greg’s mission was simple – provide in-depth reviews across a wide range of different films. TV show reviews were quickly added along with both video game and album reviews, all of which suggestions from our growing audience.
Attracting visitors the world over, TheReviewGeek has grown from strength to strength over the years, adding polls, film timelines, episode recaps and extra reviewers, including Veronique Englebert. As of September 2019, TheReviewGeek has started covering more Korean dramas and looking forward, will aim to provide more anime content too.
We value thought-provoking, informative reviews that credit the technicality and themes of a piece as much as the actual content on-screen. We lean heavily toward in-depth recaps that detail the majority of plot points that occur, mostly for series we believe may be renewed or green-lit for another season. We also aim to write full season reviews for any show we’ve covered on a weekly basis as a spoiler-free piece, acting as a more constructive and analytical piece than episodic snapshots.
Since its inception, the site has exploded in popularity and more recent months, including September 2019, has seen highs of 400,000 visitors per month and over 600,000 page views – and we continue to grow.
Greg Wheeler – Owner, Editor-In-Chief and Head Reviewer
Since he was able to hold a pen, Greg has spent his entire life writing fiction and non-fiction pieces. He’s had poems and short stories published while in primary school and despite falling out of favour with writing during secondary school and college, quickly found his passions again after studying media, music production and film.
Between a full-time job and looking after his kids at the weekend, Greg’s unwavering enthusiasm for the media industry sees any of his free time taken up with watching critics on YouTube, reading reviews around the internet and researching new content and shows to add to the site.
Favourite Movie: Memento
Favourite TV Show: Doctor Who
Favourite Album: Hybrid Theory – Linkin Park / Vicious Delicous – Infected Mushroom
Favourite Video Game: The Last Of Us
Veronique Englebert – Reviewer
Veronique has been involved in the development of TheReviewGeek behind the scenes since March 2019. Bilingual in both French and English, Veronique has helped with the promotion and growth of the site and is always on the lookout for the next big thing when it comes to TV and film.
Having studied English and the history of cinema, Veronique has now turned her talents to critiquing, with a particular emphasis on writing about mainstream cinema releases, indie films and episode recaps for TV shows.
Favourite Movie: Life Is Beautiful
Favourite TV Show: Breaking Bad
Favourite Album: Common Ground- Above & Beyond
Favourite Video Game: Persona 5
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