In the news: Being Erica and Soul tonight

From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail (see second and third items):

  • TV in the Age of Obama
    “Soul (Vision, 9 p.m.) is a new Canadian drama, the first hour-long series for tiny, feisty little Vision TV. Mainly it’s about Mahalia Brown (Juno-winning R&B performer Keshia Chanté), a talented singer tempted to transcend the church choir and aim for a pop music career. It is heavily emphasized that the world outside the church is a dangerous place but, also, that the church is out of touch with the real world.” Read more.