Selfies: Pilot streaming on ABC app

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  1. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    Got an update to the ABC app on my Android tablet last night so I browsed the content and noticed that Seflies pilot is streaming. I watched a few minutes of it. If you are into social networking, you might like it, but from the 10 minutes I saw, it seemed unfunny and rather dumb. In the first 10 minutes they must have mentioned a half a dozen different social networks. I remember hearing, Twitter and Instagram for sure. I know there were others. I know I'm not the target audience as it appears to be targeted at teen and 20 something girls/women.
     
  2. lambertman

    lambertman LIVE! On tape

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    It gets better in the second half. It's not a GREAT show by any means, and it likely won't get beyond 13 eps, but it's not as horrible as the promos/sizzle reel make it seem.

    Also, Karen Gillan in her underwear.
     
  3. Jagman_sl

    Jagman_sl New Member

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    I'm in!! :up:
     
  4. gweempose

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    Season Pass set! :D
     
  5. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Well-Known Member

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    I was hooked at Karen Gillan. :D

    BTW, this is supposed to be a modern day My Fair Lady about someone that is so invloved with social networking that she has no clue how to actually communicate with a live person. Based on what I see in real life with today's kids, this could probably be considered Reality TV.
     
  6. Steveknj

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    Never heard of Karen Gillan before this show. She's ok looking, nothing great. I'll finish up the episode and see if it gets better. I still think it's not aimed at old fogey's like me, but CSI and NCIS is, and I'm not a fan of those either :)
     
  7. Rob Helmerichs

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    Her Scottish accent is half the charm.

    Which, of course, is wasted in this show...

    She was much better in Doctor Who. This wasn't half-bad, but it wasn't all-good either.
     
  8. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    Hmmmm, so yet another non-American playing an American. Does that say something about how many young cute American actresses their are or how much cheaper foreign actresses might cost :D

    Don't watch Dr. Who so I guess that's why I never heard of her.
     
  9. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    She was also in Guardians of the Galaxy, although she was bald and blue.
     
  10. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

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    I will match her.

    -smak-
     
  11. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    I only knew it was her because I recognized her name in the credits.
     
  12. Peter000

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    Would have never guessed from the main character's names...

    Karen Gillan as Eliza Dooley
    John Cho as Henry Higenbottam

    ;)
     
  13. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I watched it with a friend and his daughter. Almost at the end, he said something like, "Hey! It's My Fair Lady!" At which his daughter and I, who thought almost from the beginning that it was too obvious to bother pointing out, burst out in laughter. "Congratulations," I said. "That was the funniest part of the whole show."
     
  14. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    It actually took me half the show myself to realize the names were lifted from My Fair Lady. I don't know the supporting MFL characters, but I wonder if the names were connected there too.
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

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    Eliza Dooley was just too obvious...at first, I thought it was just weird, but that had me on high alert so the other similarities quickly became clear to me.
     
  16. Jesda

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    Henry Cho and Karen Gillan play off each other quite well.
     
  17. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    I watched it just to cross it off my list, but now I think I may give it a go. Not bad for fluff.
     
  18. mattack

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    ...isn't it really Pygmalian?

    (joking "correction").
     
  19. Rob Helmerichs

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    His daughter mentioned Pygmalian. But her dad is more of a movie guy. ;)
     

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