Selfie, Season 1 Episode 4 Review: “Nugget of Wisdom”

(Beware, spoilers below!)

One of the things I like the most about Selfie is the diversity of the cast. I’m not saying it’s perfect, but there’s something refreshing about watching a show led by an American Asian man and a red-head, and as a potential romantic coupling, no less.

But what’s also fun about Selfie is the fact that it isn’t merely bashing Eliza and social media. It also explores the fault of Eliza’s polar opposite in Henry. When both of them end up baby sitting for Charmonique’s son (via a surprisingly thought provoking B-plot) it’s nice watching both of them as nonplussed about how to look after children as each other.

As usual, Henry’s attempting to get Eliza to do nice things for people, and not merely engage in social network wars over the weekend. However Henry has problems of his own, trying to reinvent a vitamin he created which is losing money on the shelves. Both of them end up triumphing together in what is a great conclusion.

I’d argue that Selfie isn’t the funniest of comedies, especially when some of its funniest moments come from David Harewood and Da’Vine Joy Randolph. But that’s not to say it isn’t enjoyable to watch. Both John Cho and Karen Gillan look like they’re slowly growing into their roles, and watching this alongside their character growth makes it worth returning to.

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