TV Review: Pilot // Selfie

The Indiependent

With the scale of command social media has over a great deal of our everyday lives, upon reading about Selfie, I was somewhat surprised that a series of a similar ilk or concept had not come to fruition already.

The premise of the sit-com in essence is a contemporary take on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion and its subsequent musical adaptation My Fair Lady. For those who have read or seen either of the aforementioned, the names Eliza Dooley (Karen Gilllan) and Henry Higenbottam (John Cho) will likely ring a bell as adaptations of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins.

Immediately following the ‘snappy’ title sequence backed by none other than ‘#Selfie’ by The Chainsmokers, we are introduced to Eliza. She’s a social media obsessed Insta-famous sales rep, whose attention-fuelled opinion of herself has warped her view of everyday life so much so that she appears completely oblivious to the fact…

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