Coming Soon: Selfie, Starring Karen Gillan


Sometimes I despair at what modern life is doing to the English language. It was bad enough when we started using hashtags in day-to-day conversation, but the final straw was when I saw a toddler walking down the high street in a pink t-shirt with the travesty that is “SELFIE” emblazoned on the chest. Shakespeare will be having a fit and flipping us all the bird in his grave.

So when I heard that there would be a new TV series actually called Selfie, I collapsed on the floor and wept in iambic pentameter so that Billy S. knew that I was still thinking nice things about him.

BUT THEN I learned that natural redhead Karen Gillan was going to be in it, and then my scruples miraculously disappeared; don’t ask me where they went. And I was excited.

Yes, dears, this is the news that Ginger Queen of All Gingerkind Karen Gillan will appear in a new US sitcom on ABC, which will air this Autumn.


Based (very, I hope) loosely on My Fair Lady, Selfie is a story of a girl, Eliza Dooley (Gillan) who is humiliated by an ex-boyfriend on social media and thereafter becomes famous for a viral video she stars in.

This show will be all tweets and Instagrams and hashtag-BLESSEDs and will probably end up hurting your educated brains but hey, we can at least be sure that Karen Gillan will perform well.


By Lizzie

[Images: ABC]



Lizzie, despite being a non-ginger (besides her genes), loves redheads and her freshly dyed red hair. She also loves political satire, vintage fairs, Yorkshire Tea and people with the surname ‘Weasley’. One day, she hopes to be opening letters addressed to Mrs. L. Cumberbatch, but until then she’ll be travelling for long periods of time in campervans and attending every music festival she comes across. And if Caitlin Moran is ever up for Prime Minister, she will get Lizzie’s vote, no problem.

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