I just wish I have ABC channel at home so I don't have to wait to watch them online.
To tell about the series in short,
"The series follows the life of Eliza Dooley, a woman obsessed with the idea of achieving fame through the use of social media platforms, including Instagram where she posts selfies. She begins to worry that "friending" people online is not a substitute for real friendship, and she seeks help from Henry Higgs, a marketing image guru. The character names are a reference to Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins, the main characters of the 1912 George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion, further popularized by the 1956 musical My Fair Lady."
I need something to do to feed my Selfie obsession. So I decided to write the 'Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Selfie' (in no particular order).
(P/P/S: I blogged this before ABC announced that they're cancelling Selfie, which sucks big time!!! Sobs, I just can't get over it yet. I hope than can cancel the cancellation although its too late now. They won't even show the remaining episode. I'm so sad!)
|my new ship has sailed!|
1. Eliza Dooley is a Non Conventional Female Lead.
She's not the classic nice maiden in distress type. If you take her out and put her in any other shows, for example the Mean Girls, she'd actually fit in The Plastic clique perfectly. Those gorgeous red hair, long legs, up to date wardrobe, she's more of the 'bad girl' type in a glance. Well of course she's not mean or dumb, and deep inside she is a sweet person (not to mention her back story) but she definitely not in the 'usual' female lead category either. Her quirkiness is just awesome. And when Eliza meet the all stiff, conventional, old style Henry Higgs, the pairing are just loveable!
2. Because John Cho is Henry
One of the reason why I was curious about this show is the fact that lead is an Asian guy. Or to be exact, Korean *see my inclination there haha*. Well, that's not all. Asian guy as the male lead is rare in American TV Series (Or is he the first? I'm not sure about that though). Anyway, John Cho plays the perfect Henry Higgs to me. It's really hilarious to see the old fashion Henry who have no interest in social media and prefers the old way of conversation having to handle the 'attention-loving InstaFamous' Eliza. I like how their interaction makes Eliza to be more 'in the moment' and turn Henry to be a more fun and lively(?) guy.
3. The Social Media Reference
This is probably one of the reason why people can relate to this show. For example, they made references on #hashtags and also shows how Facebook can ruin you bad if you use it the wrong way. I mean, who haven't stalk someone on Facebook (their exes for example), and mistakenly liked or tagged themselves in the status or pictures? Disaster right? I bet that's how Henry felt :D
4. Classic Romcom is a Yes
Well this says it all. I love the 'romcom' all the way!
5. Eliza's Twitter Account
They created an Eliza twitter account @The_Doolio so sometimes I feel like Eliza character is actually real. Haha! And they're funny just like this one:
You can’t make love to a salad, Henry. #Henry69 #JustSayin #SelfieABC pic.twitter.com/COQLompbS0(the tweet was a reference to one of the episode)
— Eliza Dooley (@The_Doolio) November 5, 2014
They're taking the remaining episode to Hulu! Well, although I can view it since Malaysia is outside of region, but heyy! There'll definitely be a boxset out soon since they'll be airing remaining episode :D!!