I am haunted by all the editions of books that are prettier than the ones I already own.
Selfie premieres on Tuesday, September 30th at 8:00pm/7:00c on ABC, but you can watch the pilot now, here.
Official Description: “Instafamous” Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) has 263,000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet and selfie. But one lonely day she has a revelation: being friended is not the same as having actual friends. She asks marketing guru Henry (John Cho) to ‘rebrand’ her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect with people in the real world. Loosely based on My Fair Lady, Selfie explores the modern struggles of Eliza and Henry, as he tries to teach her how to live life offline—whether she ‘likes’ it or not. (ABC)
Awesomeness of Pilot: 6/10
The Good: Eliza intermittently channeling Romy and Michelle era Mira Sorvino as Karen Gillan struggles to reign in her Scottish accent, John Cho, Eliza’s rapid-fire takedown of her hipster neighbors, John Cho, and I kind of love that nobody had any desire to update the pop culture references from the original draft of this script so they’re all just singing Bad Romance and imitating Bane all over the place.
The Bad: Obviously, the name is the biggest negative factor here. Female-driven and created shows with shitty titles can’t get no respect (RIP Trophy Wife) so I have concerns. And not for nothing, a social media sitcom should have a better corporate hashtag, in this, the darkest timeline. Also, my favorite joke was a pretty mediocre dick joke (maybe a me problem); Megan Boone-level wiggery (#freethepixiecut); it’s still not ok in 2014 to be a badass female professional unless you have a ~fulfilling~ personal life.
The Bottom Line: I will be: watching, reblogging, lighting a charmcore altar candle to the tv gods it’ll be less problematic than
The Mindy Project your faves.
Find past pilot reviews here
sometimes you just gotta be there
to ride herd
on those Chopt mofos
Anonymous said: why does every character need a love interest
Sex sells, you fucking nerds. People want to see shirtless men and women in bras. No one cares about “plot” or “friendships” or “continuity.”
The earsplitting volume at which the Times Square AMC played Guardians of the Galaxy tonight is my super-villain origin story.
file under: things I like to text men who are trying to online date me.