Friends become mortal enemies, new alliances form while old allies are betrayed, and nothing meaningful is actually accomplished. Such is the nature of group work, which Charlotte tragically learns when she gets four acquaintances together to write a sci-fi zine.
Seasons of Weekly Meeting
Ritual Consumption as Aligning Action (Lucy Doesn't Eat Cookies)Premiered episodesOne mutual goal. Five acquaintances. 10 weeks to watch it all go to hell. In the first episode of Weekly Meeting, Charlotte and the team get together to come up with a title for their quarterly sci-fi zine.
The De-Skilling Consequences of Smart Phones (Sam Doesn't Do Computers)Premiered episodesWeek two. Charlotte and the gang, minus Lucy, try to figure out how they’re going to distribute their sci-fi zine … if they ever finish it.
An Atomistic Division of Labor (At Least Robert Came Prepared)Premiered episodesWeek three. Everyone is supposed to have brainstormed editorial and story ideas for the inaugural issue of Fi Sci. Emphasis on supposed to have.
Cluster Analysis in a Casting Session (Old Hollywood?)Premiered episodesWeek four. Charlotte, Sam and Manny run a casting session so they can pick a model for a Fi-Sci photoshoot. Their choices range from an exuberant 15-year-old girl to an elderly woman.
Typography Typology and the Decentered Self (Manny Hates Jokerman)Premiered episodesWeek five. The group learns that Robert has odd proclivities for tacky and illegible fonts. Manny, especially, is not impressed.
Disengagement Theory and Your Early 30s (Please Check Your Dropbox)Premiered episodesWeek six. To combat a dearth of contributions from the core group, the gang has decided to run a short story contest to boost the volume of content available for the zine. But on decision-making day, no one has really read any of the stories.
The Folkways of a Technocracy (The Cafe, Right?)Premiered episodesWeek seven. Charlotte, Manny, Lucy and Robert have a relatively productive weekly meeting at the diner. Sam, unfortunately, is otherwise occupied by a vagrant MMORPG enthusiast.
Realigning Action and Attempted Civil Inattention (Lucy's Gotta Go)Premiered episodesWeek eight. Realizing that Lucy is doing more harm than good, Charlotte and Manny cook up a way to get her to bow out of the project of her own volition.
An Unobtrusive Measure of Total Institution Rejection (Charlotte Learns the Truth)Premiered episodesWeek nine. As the gang puts their finishing touches on the zine, Charlotte overhears Robert and Lucy smack talking her behind her back.
Frustration-Aggression Theory Realized (Charlotte's Revenge)Premiered episodesWeek ten. Passive aggression comes to a head as the group celebrates the release of their first issue.