"Selfie" ABC, Social Media superstar Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) has 263,000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet and selfie. But after a workplace mishap goes viral, she quickly realizes that being "instafamous" isn't all it's cracked up to be and being friended is not the same as having actual friends. She enlists co-worker and marketing guru, Henry (John Cho), to 'rebrand' her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect with people in the real world.
I'm a fan of Karen Gillan and to be honest it's the only reason I am watching this pilot. After watching I have to say it was cute, both Gillan and Cho's characters are hard to like but that's the point of the series to watch as they change but I don't know if it's worth adding to my list of shows to watch. I'm currently watching a ton of TV and at the moment I have the time but when I get a job and time becomes more precious then I'll have to start dropping shows.
I wanted to see this series as I'm a huge fan of Cristin Milioti since she was the "mom" on How I Met Your Mother. There is something about her that makes her so adorable. And I have to say this pilot did not disappoint. The male lead Ben is a romantic at heart and I see myself in him and as I mentioned the female lead Zelda is just so darn cute. This is a series that I will continue to watch. It's been added to my list of things to watch this fall.
Twelve-year-old narrator Charlie is in a coma and introduces us to this band of unlikely friends, including the “new kid,” Jordi, a 16-year-old who comes to California to seek out treatment at the renowned hospital. What Jordi soon discovers is that it's not his illness that's going to change his life, but his new friends. Also at Ocean Park is Leo, the 16-year-old, charming and independent “leader” of the group. Leo's best friend is Dash, a 16-year-old “rebel” with a big personality, who is determined not to let his cystic fibrosis stop him from living his life. Also on the ward is 15-year-old “know-it-all” Emma, Leo's on-again-off-again girlfriend who is coping with an eating disorder. Rounding out this group of patients is Kara, a “mean girl” cheerleader who shares a room with Charlie. Although her heart is failing, she is realizing for the first time that she actually has one and begins opening it up to her new friends.
The pediatric ward is run by Nurse Jackson, a caregiver with a take-no-prisoners approach to helping these teens get the most from their lives. Little do they know that she puts her own life second, and her stern manner hides her incredible heart that secretly makes their lives more ordinary. Overseeing much of their treatment is Dr. McAndrew, the country's top pediatric surgeon.
I found this pilot funny, sweet, sad (I cried several times), heartwarming, informative and entertaining. This is defiantly going on the top of my "must see" TV list. I can't wait for the next episode. And until then I'm sure I'll be watching the pilot episode a few more times.