“Selfie” & “Manhattan Love Story” Reviews

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New shows are still premiering on ABC, and I am here to give you some quick reviews. This week, it’s a two-fer, with a new Tuesday comedy block debuting, with Selfie and Manhattan Love Story.

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Show: Selfie

Starring: Karen Gillan, John Cho, Da’Vine Joy Randolph

Plot: A modern taken on My Fair Lady, Eliza Dooley is a self-obsessed social media guru with millions of followers, but no real friends. After her realization, she hires a marketing genius, Henry Higgs, to help change her self-image to not be all about her selfie.

My Thoughts: This is my kind of comedy. Lots of fun humor about social media and technology, while still being heartfelt. The skinny jeans joke had me and stitches and Eliza’s relationship with the receptionist, Charmonique, is pretty fantastic already. Some great chemistry is evident with the characters, but the shining member of the cast and clear star is Karen Gillan. Her comedic timing is so on point and her portrayal of a social media lover is ridiculously funny. The title and commercials may scare some away, but this is a must watch in my opinion.

Overall: 4.5 up votes out of 5

Selfie premieres tonight at 8pm on ABC

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Show: Manhattan Love Story

Starring: Analeigh Tipton, Jake McDorman, Nicolas Wright

Plot: This comedy takes place in the heart of the Big Apple, as two people begin (or try to, at least) a relationship. All the while their relationship is happening, viewers are given the opportunity to hear every one of their thoughts throughout their interactions.

My Thoughts: I watched the pilot and thought it was alright. It was cute, Analeigh Tipton was fantastic, but it was just cute. I decided to give it another shot and watch the second episode, but right then and here I realized that the concept doesn’t work week to week. The humor in hearing the character’s thought processes gets boring very quickly. This one is a major pass, but I hope to see Analeigh in more soon.

Overall: 1.5 bouquets of make-up flowers out of 5

Manhattan Love Story premieres tonight at 8:30pm on ABC

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Instapic: Serenity


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Even on a crazy day at EPCOT, one can always find serenity at Japan’s Koi fish pond.

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Honeymooners Check In to Walt Disney World

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Facebook has released the top places honeymooning couples check into. Like others celebrating a big event, newlyweds share the moment on Facebook and then check in at their honeymoon destination of choice. Facebook crunched the numbers and then compiled the top honeymoon places for couples who married in 2014. Lake Buena Vista (aka Walt Disney World) clicks in at number 10.

Walt Disney World offers an enchanting playground for honeymooners with its fun-filled theme parks, world-class dining and Broadway-style entertainment. Frankly, I’m a little surprised it isn’t higher on the list.

The complete list of top destinations in the US for honeymooners is below the jump:

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Magic Kingdom Plaza / Hub Construction Update

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We are back with another look at the progress on the Magic Kingdom Plaza / Hub expansion project. The total makeover will be completed in phases, with phase one being a widening of the bridge from Main Street to the Hub. This will allow Disney to hold viewing parties for parades and fireworks.

Subsequent phases will add a second ring of walkways around the hub allowing for easier pedestrian flow during the parades and fireworks, a more garden like feel to the hub, and a slight upgrade to the performance stage in front of the castle.

As part of this update, I’ve also included a look at changes going on backstage. Disney is in the process of lightly themeing the backstage alley that is used for heavy traffic periods to route guests behind Main Street. You can see how they’ve begun to color some of the facades.

If you can’t watch the short video above, there is a gallery of photos below the jump:

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Columbia Harbor House Adds New Dinner Dishes

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The Columbia Harbor House is the place to go for seafood when you’re at the Magic Kingdom. They have the usual fare of fried fish and shrimp baskets and some wonderfully cooked grilled salmon. Also don’t forget the Tuna Sandwiches, one of my favorite lunch menu items in the park.

When we were at this year’s Mickey’s Not-So Scary Halloween Party we snuck in a quick meal at the Harbor House and were surprised to find a couple new items on the dinner menu. Continue reading

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