The review on the pilot of series Selfi

Since Elisa Duli (Karen Gillan) opened for itself social networks and smartphones, it spends all free time for an earning лайков, acquisition of friends and development of ridiculous appendices. But when the girl gets to an awkward situation and becomes a laughing-stock for colleagues on pharmaceutical firm, Elisa realizes that it is time for getting the presents, instead of virtual friends, and at the same time and to replace image from «the sexy little fool» with something reputable. Therefore she addresses for the help to the expert on marketing and branding to Henry Higenbottama (John Cho) who hates Facebook and which thinks that knows how to correct Figs though «in real» even less it itself communicates.

Shot from series "Selfi"The review on the pilot of series Selfi

Four years ago the Scottish actress and Karen Gillan’s model strongly registered in the hearts of fans of a telefantasy when received a role of the next partner of the Doctor in «the Doctor Who» and was quickly beaten out in the five, if not in the three of the best heroines for all history of cult British series.

Shot from series "Selfi"The review on the pilot of series Selfi

Life after "Doctor", however, at a newly-baked star does not develop yet. Third season of parody series «NTSF:SD:SUV::», in which Gillan played last year, was pathologically unhumorous, and her Nebula from recent «Guards of the Galaxy» was most not the character necessary to the film. It is probable, therefore the actress who has acted in film in one of the main hits of year, comes back again to TV. However, any more on British, and on American, and not in fantastic show, and in the romantic serial comedy inspired by "Pigmalion" of Bernard Shaw and the musical "My fair lady" shot on its basis. The official telepremiere of "Selfi" will pass on September 30, but we already managed to look at a pilot series. What it is possible to tell about it?

Shot from series "Selfi"The review on the pilot of series Selfi

First of all that Gillan and John Cho from «Harold and Kumar» and "Startreka" – not from those actors it is enough to whom to enter into a shot and to tell «Hello!», that the audience started to laugh. Their comedy talents need successful jokes and the gags which have been in advance registered in the scenario, and with them at "Selfi" hardly. Over and over again attempts of characters to joke hang in air because tricks appear that simply unhumorous, hardly amusing, so forced what to laugh at them does not pull.

Shot from series "Selfi"The review on the pilot of series Selfi

Emily Kapnek was three times nominated for "Emmie" for work on a cartoon serial for schoolgirls «As speaks to Ginger»

It is thus difficult to present that in future series of a joke will improve, because chosen as the main source of humour a subject – attachment of the main character to social networks and the cell phone – is small, as a puddle after a lung a dozhdichka. If the creator and the script writer of "Selfi" Emily Kapnek so unsuccessfully jokes, when the subject is just mentioned, that it will do through a two-three of series when all variations on a subject «Ha-ha, Elisa speaks хэштегами!» will run low?

Shot from series "Selfi"The review on the pilot of series Selfi

Did not impress us and the main subject idea of show. In "My fair lady" professor Higgins taught Elisa to aristocratical reprimand and by that turned a torgovka into the real lady. And to whom the real lady is now necessary? Even princes on such any more very much marry.

Shot from series "Selfi"The review on the pilot of series Selfi

Many main characters created Kapnek – in particular, Ginger from «As speaks to Ginger», Tessa from "Suburb" and Elisa from "Selfi" – рыжеволосы. As well as the script writer

Undoubtedly, Elisa in the beginning of "Selfi" is excessively selfish and is too frankly dressed. But only thin control, instead of any radical alteration is necessary to it. And when closer to the end of a series it appears in a smart dress and with a prudish hairdress, it is an obvious excess. At least, in case of Gillan, which at all Audrey Hepburn. It well looks, when is dressed as on royal ball, but it not its style, and transformation into "real lady" to it does not go.

Shot from series "Selfi"The review on the pilot of series Selfi

In turn, Henry does not know how to make devoted friends and how to put on stylishly and with taste. He knows how to be consistently old-fashioned, but these are absolutely different things. So he will teach Elisa to what is not able itself. That, you see, it is strange, from Elisa’s point of view. Why to study at the one who is not able if can be found the one who after all is able?

Shot from series "Selfi"The review on the pilot of series Selfi

Certainly, it is quite possible that further "Selfi" will reject claims for "Pigmalion’s" repetition and will turn into the usual romantic comedy about approaching contrasts and about a meeting of two loneliness. But from John Cho, frankly speaking, the bad hero lover, despite all his man’s appeal. Too at it stoical appearance and a mimicry to represent quiveringly enamoured guy in comedy series. Both "sparks" between it and Gillan something is not visible.

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