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12 November 2014 @ 03:38 pm
Aw, man...  
Selfie, the ABC comedy reboot of My Fair Lady starring John Cho and Karen Gillan has been cancelled.

It's a shame, really. The show wasn't perfect but then many comedies that made it way past season 1 are far from perfect. Despite its kinks, I thought the stars of the show were doing a good job. Plus, John Cho and Karen Gillan had a lot of chemistry. I was actually starting to ship their characters before the show got officially cancelled.

On a more social commentary angle, here is an article about why this show's cancellation is a setback for Asian American visibility and interracial couple visibility in media.
 
 
 
aelfgyfu_meadaelfgyfu_mead on November 12th, 2014 09:12 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that; I was thinking maybe I would catch up at some point, or even just jump in partway through. Now I feel like I should have watched from the start to give it that tiny extra ratings boost!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 12th, 2014 10:02 pm (UTC)
Here's hoping John Cho will end up being a romantic lead somewhere. The show definitely had its questionable moments but I weirdly like Gillan on this show more than when she was on Doctor Who. I know I'm probably the only person who thinks that but I found her Eliza strangely endearing despite all of her obnoxious behavior.
aelfgyfu_mead: Rory & Amyaelfgyfu_mead on November 12th, 2014 10:05 pm (UTC)
They wrote Amy really unevenly at times, and even a talented actress can only do so much. I wouldn't normally watch a romantic sitcom at all, but the stars made me consider doing it—if I managed to get out from under the pile of stuff I already had on TiVo (and the actual Real Life pile of stuff).
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 12th, 2014 10:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not usually one for romantic sitcoms either definitely Cho and Gillan make this one worth it. When you have time, that is.

On a completely different note, I'm trying to carve out time to watch the last ever six episodes of White Collar. As much as I moved away from the show last season, I feel like I need to finish it out.
aelfgyfu_mead: White Collaraelfgyfu_mead on November 13th, 2014 12:11 am (UTC)
I was really glad to have it back, but I'm not entirely sure where we're going with these last few. I hope they don't screw it up again. I was not happy with last season at all.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 13th, 2014 01:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, I hated just about everything that happened in Season 5 with respect to character stuff. I'm preparing myself for a lukewarm ending.
ericadawn16ericadawn16 on November 12th, 2014 09:42 pm (UTC)

I know, I really thought it was cute and definitely preferred seeing John Cho on this than when he was on Sleepy Hollow. They actually canceled it a week ago so I was happy to still have a new episode last night.


I do hate how everyone kept telling me before the season even started that it would be canceled...that Internet premiere really killed it.


Kal Penn had a series last year but it was legitimately awful and only lasted one episode.


Sadly,  I think both of the Hispanic led shows will also be cancelled even though I enjoy both of those as well.

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 12th, 2014 10:04 pm (UTC)
I do hate how everyone kept telling me before the season even started that it would be canceled...that Internet premiere really killed it.

People already seemed completely turned off by the title of the show.

Kal Penn had a series last year but it was legitimately awful and only lasted one episode.

God, I caught a scene from that show and yeah, it was terrible. Terrible in a way that Selfie was as terrible.
ericadawn16: Sadericadawn16 on November 15th, 2014 03:49 am (UTC)
No, I still feel the other show was worse, but then it revolved around men and none were very empathetic or endearing.

At least with Selfie, I loved both of the characters a lot. Eliza had such an interesting backstory about a shy, socially backwards girl that in order to cope with her peers develops a very outgoing alternate personality that the media has taught is how to be liked. Then, she finds out that the media taught her wrong.

I loved how the garbage can subplot really encapsulated all of it.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 13th, 2014 12:12 am (UTC)
Mum asked last night how well it was doing and I Googled and was super sad that it was cancelled. I was enjoying it. I thought Karen and John were both doing a really good job making characters that weren't very likeable at least endearing.

I hate how fickle television is these days. Thirteen episodes is not enough to establish characters and plotlines, when you have something like 22 minutes each week to do it. No wonder so many people are going to Internet series. Network television is brutal.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 13th, 2014 01:32 am (UTC)
I thought Karen and John were both doing a really good job making characters that weren't very likeable at least endearing.

Yeah, I was a little surprised how much I liked both of their characters. Especially Eliza who was pointedly written to be obnoxious. I was also amused by last week's episode that had John Cho's real life wife have a small role where she tries to pick up Henry to no avail.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 13th, 2014 02:48 am (UTC)
They gave me enough of Eliza's backstory to feel for her a little. I would have liked to see how much of her air headedness was genuine and how much put on as part of the persona though, and I don't expect we will now. I liked all the My Fair Lady references, too. They made me smile.

I didn't know that was John's wife. That's very cute.

I found a thing for you: http://pinterest.com/pin/321866704593397803/
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 13th, 2014 03:04 am (UTC)
My god. The one of the raccoon fixing the car is so perfect it's almost scary! I also am totally seeing Howard high fiving Dejeni now.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 13th, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, the one fixing the car was when I said 'Scribbler needs to see this'. I'm also quite fond of the one licking the beagle, because amongst my OUAT daemons, there's a couple who have a beagle and raccoon, and the beagle would be enjoying it about as much as that one is.

BTW, Dejeni and Howard have taken over some narration duties in this running away fic, so hopefully she'll chillax on you now that I'm giving her some screentime.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 13th, 2014 03:22 am (UTC)
Yeah, the one fixing the car was when I said 'Scribbler needs to see this'.

It's funny because the Howard-centric fic I'm doing opens up with Dejeni lying underneath an engine Howard's working on, trying to pull out a tool that got jammed in there. So now I have helpful visuals!

BTW, Dejeni and Howard have taken over some narration duties in this running away fic, so hopefully she'll chillax on you now that I'm giving her some screentime.

I think it'll probably just make her demand more screen time now that she's tasted it. I realize that despite having her be in various fic snippets I just haven't really finished, I've yet to write a full fic with her in it. So right now it's a race to finish between her fic with Howard and the fic where Steve adopts a bunch of dogs.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 13th, 2014 03:37 am (UTC)
So now I have helpful visuals!

Huzzah!

So right now it's a race to finish between her fic with Howard and the fic where Steve adopts a bunch of dogs.

I imagine Steve will wait politely for his turn, where Dejeni will not.

I've got Jarvis a daemon, and one for Obadiah Stane, too, because he's here now. Now I just have to settle on where Tony's boarding school is located and how he's going to get to where I want him to go, knowing very little about the State of New York, and even less about the State of New York in 1978. I've vaguely got him in Westchester somewhere, and I think he'll be travelling by bus.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 13th, 2014 03:44 am (UTC)
I imagine Steve will wait politely for his turn, where Dejeni will not.

The fic is from Tony's POV so...there's no politeness anywhere.

knowing very little about the State of New York, and even less about the State of New York in 1978. I've vaguely got him in Westchester somewhere, and I think he'll be travelling by bus.

Yeah, I have no idea if the current train system in place that gets you from Westchester to Manhattan would exist in 1978. Although, the Westchester line operates out of Grand Central Station so I feel like that line existed back in the late 70s given that commuting from the suburbs to the city was quite common back then as well.

So, barring a bus, Tony might also be able to travel via train.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 13th, 2014 03:48 am (UTC)
The fic is from Tony's POV so...there's no politeness anywhere.

So you've got both Starks vying for attention then. That should end well.

So, barring a bus, Tony might also be able to travel via train.

Good to know. I wasn't sure if it would be easier for an eight-year-old with a busted face to talk himself onto a train or a bus, but it seemed like a bus would be easier. Although, this is Tony. He was probably able to talk himself anywhere, even at eight years old.