'Selfie' worth a look; 'Love Story' has a lot to dislike

September 29, 2014 1:17 PM

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'Selfie' worth a look; 'Love Story' has a lot to dislike

On Selfie (ABC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. ET/PT; * * out of four), the bad (or at best questionable) idea is to turn Pygmalion into a weekly sitcom. This ancient story has worked as myth, play and musical, but it seems to have a built-in expiration date: He teaches, she learns, and the story ends. Do you want to see the lesson learned, forgotten, and relearned week after week?

While doubtful, it's at least possible the answer might be "yes," which puts Selfie way ahead of its companion series, Manhattan Love Story (ABC, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. ET/PT; * out of four). Here the flat-out abominable idea is to make us listen, through voiceover and dialogue, to everything an insipid...

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