Selfie

October 26, 2014 - 9:09pm
Review: Two more episodes in the series' inaugural season find it sticking to its shallow routines while once again showing promise for poignancy underneath.

Making friends as an adult is weird.

As a kid, your world is small. You sit next to other kids on the bus. You swing on swings. You play in the sand. Your moms drink wine on the porch while you ride bikes in the driveway. Friendship.

As a teen, you pick a category and define yourself. Jock, geek, goth, theater kid, music nerd. These are your people. Stick to them like glue, and enjoy the same things as far as your minimum wage part-time salary from the grocery store will take you. Friendship.

October 13, 2014 - 8:03am
Through its social-media caution tales, 'Selfie' has the power to be relevant -- if it can control its self-destructive impulses. (Warning: Spoilers ahead.)

Haters gon' hate. But in the Twitterverse, haters mean you've "made it." You're famous. And favoriting their hateful tweets is a way of showing it doesn't hurt you. But we can't favorite away real life haters. We should change to better fit their expectations of us.

October 6, 2014 - 8:26am
The show's wit and pop-culture savviness show promise, but it runs the risk of getting old fast (just like its title).

If there was ever a show orchestrated for people in their mid-twenties, Selfie is it. And I mean orchestrated. "Arranged or combined so as to achieve a desired or maximum effect" (thank you, Merriam-Webster).