Selfie Reviews & Ratings

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“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. “Selfie” stars Karen Gillan as Eliza, John Cho as Henry, Tim Peper as Ethan, Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Charmonique, Allyn Rachel as Bryn and David Harewood as Sam.
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by Shami.D
Oct 17, 2014 5:20PM EDT
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Although a little extreme at times, I think this series brings to light some issues that are really important to focus on such as the amount of time we use on social networks and on our phones. Bringing together these problems as well as some light humour, I find this show quite enjoyable!

Although a little extreme at times, I think this series brings to light some issues that are really important to focus on such as the amount of time we use on social networks and on our phones. Bringing together these problems as well as some light humour, I find this show quite enjoyable!

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by zparpa
Dec 22, 2014 4:31AM EST
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I was really expecting not to like this but it turned out to be a great series which was fun and entertaining!

I was really expecting not to like this but it turned out to be a great series which was fun and entertaining!

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Oct 15, 2014 4:47PM EDT
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the show has no real story line,
the script can be better.
Eliza Dooley(Karen Gillan)
and Henry (John Cho) make it a fun
show to watch.

the show has no real story line,
the script can be better.
Eliza Dooley(Karen Gillan)
and Henry (John Cho) make it a fun
show to watch.

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May 22, 2015 11:00PM EDT
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Very cute show! Such a shame it was cancelled right when the characters made a lot of growth.

Very cute show! Such a shame it was cancelled right when the characters made a lot of growth.

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Oct 2, 2014 10:20AM EDT
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Like many other viewers, I became interested in this show because I am a Dr. Who fan. I've also enjoyed John Cho in Sleepy Hollow.

The premise is ripe for humiliation comedy (not my thing) but so far it's a gentle little show which I'm enjoying a lot.

Like many other viewers, I became interested in this show because I am a Dr. Who fan. I've also enjoyed John Cho in Sleepy Hollow.

The premise is ripe for humiliation comedy (not my thing) but so far it's a gentle little show which I'm enjoying a lot.

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Jun 1, 2016 4:16PM EDT
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What can I say... but really... I'd rather go blind than watch this show.

What can I say... but really... I'd rather go blind than watch this show.

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Feb 2, 2015 7:53AM EST
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Okayish but didn't really grip me to much . Got bored soon

Okayish but didn't really grip me to much . Got bored soon

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Sep 20, 2016 3:29PM EDT
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Witty, funny, charming, endearing, sweet, silly, goofy, kind, wacky, uplifting, positive. Words people have used to described Selfie.

I'm gonna call it CUTE. I love a quirky sitcom that's full of heart, and I really LOVED this. I thought it was the perfect mix between the quirkiness of Go On and the romcom feel of The Mindy Project's early seasons.

Do not stop at the pilot! The whirlwind voice-overs that start every episode by throwing a billion hot buzzwords at you soon calm down, and I don't think there are any cringe comedy moments post episode 1. The show just keeps getting better and better after that.

I loved it so much, I actually saved some of my favorite comments about it. Read on to get a better idea of its greatness:

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"If you think you’re going to dislike the show, watch the show — there’s somebody who would dislike the show /on/ the show".

— John Cho, on his character Henry Higgs in “Why Skeptics Should Give ‘Selfie’ A Chance”: TIME, 25 Sep 2014

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The message of the show turned out to be generally very positive, contrary to what people assumed based on the premise and the pilot. It was not about older guy making a vapid, social media-obsessed women more lady-like. It was about reaching out to people and meeting them in the middle, building a support network around you and looking past the shallow appearances. It was also about not completely changing oneself, but accepting who you are and improving upon your best qualities. And not hiding behind the walls of modern technology or workaholism to cover your insecurities, but facing the challenges head-on.

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It was unique, a mash-up of a Rom-Com and workplace sitcom with some silliness and really true emotions. I actually laughed and cried. It could be very subtle-especially the romantic parts. yet, a wacky workplace environment. Jazz meetings, mandatory karaoke and an office full of goofy, relatable people.

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It was funny and sweet and well-acted, and Cho and Gillan had great chemistry.

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Such a stupendous cast of characters, such sharp, clever, fun writing, perfectly cast actors who inhabited their characters so completely.

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Selfie initially made Eliza out to be a cautionary tale of what happens to women who obsess too much over social media, but Gillan resisted that simplicity and filled Eliza out with a zany poignancy that actually endeared her to viewers.

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It showed that Karen Gillan can make even the most obnoxious character a joy to watch.

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This show is so much, well, deeper than I would have thought from the pilot. Not to oversell the show, but the characters and writing are much more three-dimensional than the one-sentence original premise. Not every sitcom could make this whole thing work. And Karen Gillan in particular is really selling the complexity of her character. There were so many different things going on while she was singing "Chandelier," and she sold them all.

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This show has more layers than most of ABC's lineup and more warm and genuine good feelings than almost everything on TV right now. Screw all those idiots in charge. [episode 10] was amazing, the right balance between comedy and drama, fun and sadness. Karen and John were amazing, Eliza and Henry seemed so one note in the first two episodes, and eight episodes later they are so rich - for me, especially Henry, since we knew Eliza was going to have some growing up ahead.

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The show starts at pop culture, but ultimately it’s about these two people who shouldn’t like each other but are starting to. That idea has legs.

— John Cho, on his character Henry Higgs and Karen Gillan’s character Eliza Dooley, in “Why Skeptics Should Give ‘Selfie’ A Chance”: TIME, 25 Sep 2014

Witty, funny, charming, endearing, sweet, silly, goofy, kind, wacky, uplifting, positive. Words people have used to described Selfie.

I'm gonna call it CUTE. I love a quirky sitcom that's full of heart, and I really LOVED this. I thought it was the perfect mix between the quirkiness of Go On and the romcom feel of The Mindy Project's early seasons.

Do not stop at the pilot! The whirlwind voice-overs that start every episode by throwing a billion hot buzzwords at you soon calm down, and I don't think there are any cringe comedy moments post episode 1. The show just keeps getting better and better after that.

I loved it so much, I actually saved some of my favorite comments about it. Read on to get a better idea of its greatness:

***

"If you think you’re going to dislike the show, watch the show — there’s somebody who would dislike the show /on/ the show".

— John Cho, on his character Henry Higgs in “Why Skeptics Should Give ‘Selfie’ A Chance”: TIME, 25 Sep 2014

***

The message of the show turned out to be generally very positive, contrary to what people assumed based on the premise and the pilot. It was not about older guy making a vapid, social media-obsessed women more lady-like. It was about reaching out to people and meeting them in the middle, building a support network around you and looking past the shallow appearances. It was also about not completely changing oneself, but accepting who you are and improving upon your best qualities. And not hiding behind the walls of modern technology or workaholism to cover your insecurities, but facing the challenges head-on.

***

It was unique, a mash-up of a Rom-Com and workplace sitcom with some silliness and really true emotions. I actually laughed and cried. It could be very subtle-especially the romantic parts. yet, a wacky workplace environment. Jazz meetings, mandatory karaoke and an office full of goofy, relatable people.

***

It was funny and sweet and well-acted, and Cho and Gillan had great chemistry.

***

Such a stupendous cast of characters, such sharp, clever, fun writing, perfectly cast actors who inhabited their characters so completely.

***

Selfie initially made Eliza out to be a cautionary tale of what happens to women who obsess too much over social media, but Gillan resisted that simplicity and filled Eliza out with a zany poignancy that actually endeared her to viewers.

***

It showed that Karen Gillan can make even the most obnoxious character a joy to watch.

***

This show is so much, well, deeper than I would have thought from the pilot. Not to oversell the show, but the characters and writing are much more three-dimensional than the one-sentence original premise. Not every sitcom could make this whole thing work. And Karen Gillan in particular is really selling the complexity of her character. There were so many different things going on while she was singing "Chandelier," and she sold them all.

***

This show has more layers than most of ABC's lineup and more warm and genuine good feelings than almost everything on TV right now. Screw all those idiots in charge. [episode 10] was amazing, the right balance between comedy and drama, fun and sadness. Karen and John were amazing, Eliza and Henry seemed so one note in the first two episodes, and eight episodes later they are so rich - for me, especially Henry, since we knew Eliza was going to have some growing up ahead.

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The show starts at pop culture, but ultimately it’s about these two people who shouldn’t like each other but are starting to. That idea has legs.

— John Cho, on his character Henry Higgs and Karen Gillan’s character Eliza Dooley, in “Why Skeptics Should Give ‘Selfie’ A Chance”: TIME, 25 Sep 2014

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by Rebecca
Dec 20, 2014 1:08PM EST
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I actually enjoyed watching selfie, it was funny it had a cute budding romance and friendship. The show is a modern twist of my fair lady (if you've seen it internet high five). My fair lady is a musical from the 1950s there was a movie adaptation starring Audrey Hepburn. The movie is about an English girl who lives a poor life, shes not well educated and she sells flowers to get to make end meet, one day her path crosses with a wealthy man who speaks badly of her speech, says she has terrible speech and teaches her to be more ladylike and proper. The characters have the same name Henry and Eliza and similar storyline, Eliza is a media-obsessed 20 something girl who is so lost in social websites to realize that she is actually a very lonely person, she meets henry who is not as perfect as he thought he is too uptight and doesn't know when to have fun. with their new found friendship they both start to change for the better. I know the show is being cancelled but still you need to watch this it is super cute and funny. And Karen Gillan is amazing.

I actually enjoyed watching selfie, it was funny it had a cute budding romance and friendship. The show is a modern twist of my fair lady (if you've seen it internet high five). My fair lady is a musical from the 1950s there was a movie adaptation starring Audrey Hepburn. The movie is about an English girl who lives a poor life, shes not well educated and she sells flowers to get to make end meet, one day her path crosses with a wealthy man who speaks badly of her speech, says she has terrible speech and teaches her to be more ladylike and proper. The characters have the same name Henry and Eliza and similar storyline, Eliza is a media-obsessed 20 something girl who is so lost in social websites to realize that she is actually a very lonely person, she meets henry who is not as perfect as he thought he is too uptight and doesn't know when to have fun. with their new found friendship they both start to change for the better. I know the show is being cancelled but still you need to watch this it is super cute and funny. And Karen Gillan is amazing.

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Oct 7, 2014 11:05PM EDT
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While strutting some well versed actors, who do their characters justice, I question the writing and sustainability of this show. The "My Fair Lady" line will end within a season, or it should, and we will be left without a plot line other than the obigitory love stories of these characters, will will need some major developing to REALLY care about. I wanted this show to impress me, but I only find it to be my new filler show.

While strutting some well versed actors, who do their characters justice, I question the writing and sustainability of this show. The "My Fair Lady" line will end within a season, or it should, and we will be left without a plot line other than the obigitory love stories of these characters, will will need some major developing to REALLY care about. I wanted this show to impress me, but I only find it to be my new filler show.