If you don’ t have a lot of time but you want to watch something cute that makes you reminisce about how great a show “Roswell” was, you’ve got to check out “Dating Rules From My Future Self.” Shiri Appleby hasn’t been this charming, well, since “Roswell” and she completely tops her performance in that beloved show, in this slightly sci-fi, totally modern take on what you might do and how you might behave if you were receiving texts from your future self about…dating.
Appleby plays Lucy, a completely charming mid-twenties girl with two super cool roommates, a great job (she tests apps) and a seemingly great fiance. Yet it turns out her finance doesn’t have any faith in her, even when her co-workers swoon over her amazing app idea: What if you could input your ideal lifestyle and your actual lifestyle into an app that would start dealing out advice that would help you become the ideal you? But when Lucy starts getting mysterious texts from “Unknown,” the advice is much more spot-on and impossibly forward-thinking than is even believable, especially when the elusive “Unknown” claims to be her, 10 years in the future.
Overall it has a cute story, great characters (her roommates are girlfriends any girl would want [not many girls would put on monster feet and embarrassing pajama pants to help their friend look good in front of their ex) and eye candy to boot. It’s certainly worth a watch if you have time for 9, 8-minute episodes.