TV networks have a tendency to believe that any technology-based trend should be ripe for comedy. This is a mistake, for so many of these ought to be the subject of tragedy.
ABC seems not to agree, as it has just begged for a pilot of a sitcom called “Selfie.”
“Selfie” will be a 22-minute montage of an unknown (but pretty) actor and actress taking pictures of themselves with their phones. He has a Nokia Lumia, she has an iPhone. Actually, that’s not quite right.
As Entertainment Weekly gushed on Thursday, it’s a “comedy inspired by ‘My Fair Lady’ (that) tells the story of a self-obsessed 20-something woman who is more concerned with ‘likes’ than being liked.”