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David T. Cole, May 15, 2014 in Selfie [V]
Your Eliza topic.
It should be mentioned that the role of Eliza Doolittle, er.... Dooley... will be played by...
I can't think of a more perfect person to star in a version where it's about making Eliza appealing on the inside rather than the outside. Not because I think there's anything wrong with Karen Gillan's inside (she comes across to me as "maybe not the brightest, but quite sweet"), but because I cannot think of a single celebrity who doesn't have a more appealing outside already. She is literally the only actress who has ever made me jealous because I know I'll never be that pretty.
Yay! Love, love, love Karen Gillan. My favorite companion by far (unpopular opinion, I know, but I don't care). I am so glad she has another show I can watch!
I do sense going forward that at times we're going to mock Karen Gillan for her "American" accent (like there is any one of those--the Brits and Scots often don't know any better though). I guess she's got some Valley Girl dominating there, but part of what's implied here is that this is a put on by Eliza, a kind of expression of her shallowness. So I imagine the idea is to have that fade, and we'll see what her accent sounds like as that happens.
I want this to be good as I love Karen Gillan. I watched the first episode yesterday and was a bit pleasantly surprised, much to my shock. From the promos, it looked horrid. I'm hoping this is a sign of good things although I'm worried that they'll run out of plot ideas after a while.
I hated Amy Pond, but I actually like Karen Gillan (not her fault the role was written by a writer who can't create a decent female character if his life depended on it). I thought she was a good fit for the role.