From Laura Fries of Variety:
“Soapnet’s original series “Being Erica,” a Canadian import, taps into the current American psyche with its comic blend of personal anxiety and wistful nostalgia. A frothy dramedy with a bit of a sassy edge in which a young woman gets a cosmic opportunity to rework her past, it’s a pleasant change of pace from the recent influx of dark investigative labs and stark police precincts.” Read more.
From Amy Amatangelo of the Boston Herald:
- Woulda, shoulda, coulda: Likable â€˜Erica’ answers what if’s
“The 13-episode series is a Canadian production that began airing there last month. Here’s the thing about shows not emanating from the United States: The characters look more real. Maybe it’s less Botox and plastic surgery. Maybe it’s less time in makeup and hair. Maybe it’s because they aren’t a size 0. The characters on â€œBeing Ericaâ€ look like people you could know.” Read more.
From Kevin McDonough of South Coast Today:
- Troubled Torontonian goes reelin’ in the years
“What if Bridget Jones had a time machine? That is as good a way as any to describe the 13-part scripted series “Being Erica” (10 p.m., Eastern, Soapnet). A strange hybrid of romance and science fiction-fantasy with a heavy overlay of therapy and self-help, this Canadian series is unafraid to be deeply neurotic in the most interesting ways.” Read more.
From Alice Burdick Schweiger of The Jewish Week:
- New Soap’s Heroine? A Jewish 30-something
“Being Erica, a new one-hour prime time drama, premieres this week (Feb. 19 at 10 p.m.) on the Soapnet channel. The show takes place in Toronto and focuses on Erica Strange (Erin Karpluk), a single, attractive, funny, 32-year-old middle-class Jewish girl. She is not religious, yet has a strong Jewish identity.” Read more.