In the news: Being Erica ‘entertaining, smart, serious and nuanced’

From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:

  • A gal both sexes can root for
    “Being Erica (CBC, 9 p.m.) is very fine TV drama. It’s entertaining, smart, serious and nuanced. It’s definitely not silly chick-flick material, which is a relief, though it is obviously intended to please female viewers, especially twenty- and thirtysomethings. It fetishizes high-school experiences a tad too much but, in the three episodes I’ve seen, there are no letdowns, no segments that feel false. Its strength is that it has an emotional heft that feels authentic, not contrived. And that means it’s not just for those women viewers that CBC lusts after.” Read more.