In the news: The revamped Being Erica

By Jaime Weinman of Maclean’s:

  • The story behind the new Erica
    “It used to be hard to find a TV show that didn’t follow a strict formula, but now it’s getting harder to find one that does. Being Erica (airing on the CBC Tuesdays at 9 p.m.) began last year as a fantasy-comedy-drama in which the depressed, lonely title character (Erin Karpluk) goes to a mysterious therapist, Dr. Tom (Michael Riley), who sends her back in time to learn from her past mistakes. But when it returned for a second season last month, Erica was no longer lonely or depressed, and she spent the season premiere helping Dr. Tom instead of the other way round.” Read more.