Episodes: 13 (half-hour)
TV show dates: September 30, 2014 — December 30, 2014
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Karen Gillan, John Cho, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Allyn Rachel, and David Harewood.
TV show description:
This comedy series is based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. It follows Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) — a “social media superstar.” She has 263,000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet, and selfie. However, after a mishap on a worktrip goes viral, she realizes that being “instafamous” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Being friended is not the same as having real friends.
Frantic, Eliza enlists her co-worker, marketing guru Henry Higgs (John Cho), to help ‘rebrand’ her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect with people in the real world. At first, Henry wants nothing to do with her but he ultimately takes pity on Eliza.
With a few expert tweaks — and some help from the bubbly office receptionist Charmonique Whitaker (Da’Vine Joy Randolph) and Eliza’s quirky neighbor Brynn (Allyn Rachel) — Henry can tone down her palette, teach her a few social graces, and help break Eliza of her instinct to put Internet connection above personal connection.
What Henry doesn’t anticipate, however, is how much he’ll learn. As a workaholic who rarely makes time for socializing. Even Henry’s boss, Sam Saperstein (David Harewood), knows he is disconnected from personal relationships. Henry eventually begins to realize that his little “project” just might have something to teach him.
Episode #13 — Woke Up Like This
Eliza gets a confidence boost when she learns that her new female role model/former middle school bully used Eliza’s life as an inspiration forr her success. Henry is determined to rid himself of his childhood poser status by finally teaching himself how to ride a skateboard.
First aired: December 30, 2014 (online).
What do you think? Do you like the Selfie TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?