'Selfie' Review: A Fun, Fresh Comedy That Shines Without a Filter
By Leanne Aguilera
Every TV fan knows that Fall is the most overwhelming season of the year. Why? One very simple reason: Too many shows and too little time. So we at ETonline are reviewing each and every one of the new fall TV shows to bring you our reviews on the good, the bad, the adorable and the just plain horrible.
When It Airs: Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.
The Biggest Stars: From Emily Kapnek, aka the witty woman who brought you Suburgatory, Selfie stars Guardians of the Galaxy's Karen Gillan as Eliza Dooley. You'll also find John Cho, the man who introduced us to the term "MILF" in all those American Pie movies, and Allyn Rachel, the girl from literally every single commercial ever, in this laugh-out-loud comedy.
Here's What You Need to Know:Selfie is My Fair Lady meets the modern world. After a horrifically embarrassing social media snafu, Eliza Dooley (Gillan) realizes that just because you have hundreds of thousands of followers, doesn’t mean you have real friends. So to help revamp her image — and reconnect to the real world — Eliza enlists the help of her jaded co-worker Henry (Cho).
Gillan shines brighter than her character's lip-gloss, (which is practically blinding,) and her chemistry with Cho is absolutely electric thanks to their witty exchanges and fast-paced cadence. We're not saying that this is a show that all twenty-somethings will enjoy, however we are saying that if you're a social media-savvy gal who enjoys the occasional tweet, Facebook "like" and picking out Instagram filters, then Selfie is a series you'll definitely want to download into your weekly TV routine.
If You Like… The hilarious tone of Suburgatory, the outrageous characters on The Mindy Project, and the vapidly quotable dialogue of MTV's Laguna Beach, (at one point Eliza says, "Dunzo" and it was our everything,) then you'll fall head over heels for Selfie.
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Bottom Line: Don’t let the title fool you! Selfie is equal parts endearing and charming, with an extra dash of lighthearted fun. It's unlike any other television show out there because it isn't afraid to make fun of itself, or the crazy antics that have become the norm in today's technology-obsessed age. Consider this series officially liked, double tapped, favorited and swiped to the right.
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