Hello there from your typical millennial. Like many of you, I grew up just as the internet became ~a thing~ and was coding my own HTML on Myspace at the tender age of 13. Obviously, I've heard allllll the millennial jokes and stereotypes. I mean, my dad asks me if I'm posting "on the facechat" every time I go on my phone.
So when the ABC show Selfie premiered in 2014, I figured it would just be a corny show about social media. But little did I know that, although Selfie is all about millennial culture, it's also ONE OF THE GREATEST SHOWS OF ALL TIME.
The series follows Eliza Dooley, a seemingly vapid, social media–obsessed twentysomething who works at a pharmaceutical company. She's famous on social media, but after getting dumped, she realizes that "being friended isn't the same as having friends." In order to remake her image (aka become a better person), she enlists crotchety coworker Henry to use his marketing skills on her personality.
Unfortunately, the show was canceled after only one season, and a little part of me died along with it. But I'm not alone: The show has a cult following on Twitter, and there was even a petition to bring it back that got over 65,000 signatures.
Clearly, my fellow millennials are just as obsessed as I am, so please allow me to explain why.
1.To begin, it's loosely based on the musical, My Fair Lady.