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Original Title :
Being Erica
Genre :
TV Series / Adventure / Comedy / Drama / Fantasy / Romance
Cast :
Erin Karpluk,Reagan Pasternak,Michael Riley
Type :
TV Series
Time :
45min
Rating :
7.5/10
Being Erica - Alles auf Anfang online

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Being Erica, Series 1 Episode 10 (Mi Casa Su Casa Loma). Date de diffusion: : 11 Mars 2009 Résumé: When Erica's hatred for long-time frennemy, Katie, erupts to the surface, she returns to the source of their long-standing feud to discover what really tore apart these former best friends. Being Erica, Series 1 Episode 4 (The Secret of Now). Being Erica-Alles auf Anfang. Neuf: 16,99 - Occasion: 4,08. Neuf: 12,38 - Occasion: 0,95. Séries TV Comédie a voir. Drop Dead Diva, Season 6.

Director: Chris Griesmer, Филип Эрншоу, Holly Dale and others. Starring: Erin Karplák, Reagan Parsnip, Michael Riley and others. Life is still young Erica Strange did not ask because of bad decisions in the past. A long list of the key moments of her story, which, it seems to her, all spoiled, Erica also provided Dr. Tom. Poor thing and did not suspect that Tom is going to do with this list.

Being Erica – Alles auf Anfang. Being Erica is a Canadian comedy-drama television series that aired on CBC from January 5, 2009 to December 12, 2011. Created by Jana Sinyor, the series was originally announced by the CBC as The Session, but was retitled Being Erica before debuting in 2009. It is produced by Temple Street Productions and distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide.

Erica, a young adult woman, is having a bad life.

Being Erica - Thirty-something Erica Strange receives the ultimate opportunity - to go back in time and relive her most defining moments. From first kisses and prom nights to job interviews, Erica now has the chance to put right her long list of regrets with the hope that it will result in the life she really wants.

"Therapist" Dr. Tom - who is constantly spouting famous and not so famous historical quotes - is Erica Strange's savior and worst enemy. Erica, a young adult woman, is having a bad life because of the bad decisions she's made. Erica provides Dr. Tom with a long list of those pivotal moments in her life that she feels have led to the bad state she is in today. Erica is initially unaware of what Dr. Tom is intending on doing with this list. What he does do is transport her back in time to each of those moments so that she, with all the knowledge of her present day life, can make better decisions to fix her life. Regardless of these new decisions, Dr. Tom hopes that Erica will come to the realization that although the opinions of others about her life do matter, it's what she thinks of her decisions and her life that are more important.
Series cast summary:
Erin Karpluk Erin Karpluk - Erica Strange 54 episodes, 2009-2011
Reagan Pasternak Reagan Pasternak - Julianne Giacomelli 53 episodes, 2009-2011
Michael Riley Michael Riley - Dr. Tom / - 51 episodes, 2009-2011
Kathleen Laskey Kathleen Laskey - Barb Strange 49 episodes, 2009-2011
Joanna Douglas Joanna Douglas - Samantha Strange / - 49 episodes, 2009-2011
Morgan Kelly Morgan Kelly - Brent Kennedy 48 episodes, 2009-2011
John Boylan John Boylan - Gary Strange 41 episodes, 2009-2011
Vinessa Antoine Vinessa Antoine - Judith Winter 40 episodes, 2009-2011
Paula Brancati Paula Brancati - Jenny Zalen 32 episodes, 2009-2011
Michael P. Northey Michael P. Northey - Ivan 27 episodes, 2010-2011
Adam MacDonald Adam MacDonald - Josh MacIntosh 27 episodes, 2009-2011
Sebastian Pigott Sebastian Pigott - Kai Booker 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Tyron Leitso Tyron Leitso - Ethan Wakefield 25 episodes, 2009-2011
Adam Fergus Adam Fergus - Adam Fitzpatrick 24 episodes, 2010-2011
Bill Turnbull Bill Turnbull - Dave / - 23 episodes, 2009-2011

The theme song is performed by Canadian independent singer-songwriter Lily Frost who wrote it with Trevor Yuile.


User reviews

Bumand

Bumand

This is the first time I'm addicted to a Canadian show on a Canadian channel! It is such a great show with very interesting characters and a heart warming romantic subplot. I really like how each story centers on the fact that Erica has to go back in time to change something in the past so she can deal with something in the future differently. I really like how this show has quirky and insightful dialogue and I like how Erica is someone many people can relate too. I think many of us would have liked to change something in the past and Erica does that but, at the same time things don't always end perfectly which makes this show more realistic and interesting. This is a show where a normal person is put in an extraordinary situation but because she's a real person with real problems, she can pull it off and she does!
Steelraven

Steelraven

When I saw the commercials for Being Erica I thought it would be just another stupid low budget Canadian show but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised! The premise of the show is about Erica, a woman in her thirties, who has many regrets. She collides with this therapist who is very unconventional. He makes her go back in time and correct her "regrets"; each episode she corrects one. I watched it the first time because I was bored but have looked forward to each new episode ever since. I like it because it's very different. You learn so much more about the characters because you get to see them in different times. It is also funny, and I find the characters easy to relate to. The time travel stuff isn't too heavy; don't let that turn you off. I definitely say give it a try!
Rit

Rit

(not major spoilers - I won't ruin it for you)

I just saw the first episode and enjoyed it. It's also fun to recognize familiar downtown Toronto filming locations. (King Street, the park in Yorkville.) I don't think I'm giving away anything that the description in the TV Guide doesn't mention by telling you that the main character Erica Strange (played by Erin Karpluk) meets a therapist and goes back in time to relive emotionally traumatic times in her life.

This concept is enticing and I imagine we all wish we could go back to our youth and undo some of the mistakes we made.

Watching the show is a bit like sitting in on a therapy session yourself - sort of like therapy lite. One message that you get out of the show is that you have to make a decision about whether you are going to commit yourself to a decision to keep working at looking at your issues. Those familiar with therapy may understand how easy it is to come up to an issue you don't want to deal with and then find some way avoid confronting difficulties. It's so common to start feeling uncomfortable or afraid in therapy and then just stop going. This show might encourage you to commit to "working" at it.

I don't think I'm giving away too much to say that one idea that comes out of the first episode is that even though we think we can go back and do everything perfectly, we will still end up making "mistakes" (not everything will turn out perfectly like we daydream it could have) but what matters is that we act with courage to do what we know is right - to "do what we have to do" - and stop worrying so much about what other people think of us.

This episode brought some tears to my eyes (and I'm a guy), and I think it may encourage you to spend a little time in reflection about your past.

The production values are high - the scenery is pleasant to look at - and so is the main character.

If you get a chance - don't miss checking out a few episodes.
Zyangup

Zyangup

What can I say, form the beginning to the end, the show hits the nerve of all feeling, sometimes struggling 30+ women and men. There are few shows enough, that hit right where they have to do, like "lie to me", "firefly" or "in treatment". So what is more humanly than people, who do make a lot of comprehensible and sometimes live changing choices, but still are able to forgive and so been forgiven?! Ever changing, self critical, life affirmatively and heart warming souls like Erica Strange - clearly benefiting from Erin Karpluk - are the ones, which make life just worth living. If I wouldn't new, that this is a TV show and the characters are mastermind views of manifold daily story's, I'd just be overwhelmed and hopelessly falling in love with Erica/Erin. And by not being gay, saying, even the guys are well painted, I'm looking forward to see a lot more of this. Canada/Canadians, another 10 points to love YOU.
Ichalote

Ichalote

"Being Erica" is:

* fresh

* fun

* positively female identified (I watch out for that)

and every week's episode contains a life-affirming message that helps both Erica and potentially the audience.

The acting is superb and I wish the show was on more than once a week. Luckily CBC posts in online so you can watch repeats whenever - bless them!

Finally, "Being Erica" showcases the hard-working Canadian book publishing industry, which can only help with self-sustainability efforts.

The show gets me and I dig it, through and through!
Quphagie

Quphagie

"Being Erica" is one of those shows clearly targeted at the "Sex and the City" audience: female-friendly, hip, nice to look at. Ho hum. But before you can click on the remote, you catch a glimpse of Erin Karpluk in the role of Erica Strange, and you're hooked. She is so natural, so lovable - she inhabits the character effortlessly. She can be wistful without being whiny, insecure but not needy. She is also a virtual chameleon who can morph into whatever situation the show's time travel premise requires.

The writing is so fresh and witty. Other Canadian shows have a tendency to be too real and mundane, utterly humourless. Being Erica is funny without trying too hard; the humour seems to flow out of normal situations and conversations, as it does in real life.

The entire premise of the show is that the audience gets behind Erica and roots for her little victories in a harsh world. And we do.

This is a hidden gem of a show that needs an audience. Someone should send a tape of the bat mitzvah episode to Ellen or Oprah. If either of them saw it, the show would surely have a champion who could help ensure its survival.
Gralinda

Gralinda

I read the last comment .. and WHAT !! This show is great..its light hearted, funny, romantic, hopeful. Erica and Ethan are just awesome.. and I'm only up to watching episode 4... I'm hooked.. And to the powers that be, you better see this show for what it is, before canceling it for what they think it isn't !!!!! oh... i love this show!!! :-) Cant you tell !! So many shows are canceled before they get to even realise their full potential... there is nothing wrong with taking the time to set the scene.....if they didn't do they then the writers would be criticised for trying to hard to cut to the chase .. and the viewer wouldn't appreciate the little moments that have been a long time coming if you know what i mean. Watch this show!! Its definitely well worth the time..
skriper

skriper

Having graduated in 1995 with questionable self-esteem, this show completely recognizes the issues so many women (and men!) including myself gave endured. I'm not crazy about time-travel concepts, but this is just a setup on the setting and basis for the plot background. If you are looking for sci-fi, this is far from it and you'd be missing the point. Being Erica expands the characters and gives enough depth to remain a sustainable, realistic comedy. Its acting and directing is definitely above average and keeps me yearning for more after each episode. If you're not exactly like Erica, open your mind and tweak this great show to sort of fit into your own life. There is plenty of junk "critically-acclaimed" television and this happens to be a refreshingly great, if not with great ratings, non-junk comedy-drama! Also it has a fantastic thematic soundtrack that brings back the good ol' days of high school. Guess that means I'm getting old! Happy watching & my official grade on "Being Erica" is an A-.
Snowseeker

Snowseeker

I'm grateful for Hulu because without it, I would not have accidentally stumbled upon the gem called "Being Erica".

It's got a little bit of everything you could hope for in a television show. Michael Riley is BRILLIANT, absolutely BRILLIANT in his role. I remember him in two other roles, I think. One was in "Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story". If memory serves, he played her father. He also played a writer in "Her Perfect Spouse", a made-for-TV movie.

Erin Karpluk, the actress who plays Erica, makes me laugh, cry, wonder, ponder, and just mull things over.

The other actors/actresses on the show are incredibly talented as well.

The show, while maybe not different in its basic foundation, is definitely different in its presentation. Ultimately, it's about life, regrets, and how to learn from them, see for a second time around what we were blind to the first time, and hopefully, change what's within us, what we don't like about ourselves, strengthen what we love about ourselves, others, and life in general.

It's hard to watch at times, yet I can't take my eyes off of it. For the past four days, I've blazed through the only seasons they've produced: Seasons 1 and 2. I finished Season 2 about two hours ago, and I'm already going through withdrawal.

Great television should entertain in one form or another. After every episode of "Being Erica", I feel like I've just watched a feature length film that flew by only to be disappointed that I've reached the end.

The writers of this show demonstrate grace and finesse with the written word and throughout each episode, sprinkle great quotes from other famous people throughout history.

Like the end of a great book, a fantastic movie, or a inspiring play, "Being Erica" will surprise even the most critical of today's television.
Steamy Ibis

Steamy Ibis

A brilliant at times and eminently watchable show at worst that airs in the U.S. on the SoapNet Channel, this is about the trials & tribulations of Erica Strange. She goes back in each episode to a time in which she wished she had done differently, it not better, aided by her therapist, Dr. Tom. What makes this work is the solid acting by everyone, especially the title character, the message that it is not too late to change things, and the fact that although it is a drama it has some light comedic elements at times. I don't want to even go into specific episodes but suffice to say that it is life affirming, if sometimes very touching. A big plus is that it is set in Toronto, showcasing the city just wonderfully. Some may dismiss this as a woman's show, but it is for everyone. Very highly recommended, look for it.
Detenta

Detenta

I think this show is a great idea! Erin plays Erica so well. I love the fact that this character has been given the chance to work on some of her "regrets" which also gives her an insight was really the issue.

Given the chance to go back in time to see if actually changing something will make a difference is a bigger deal then actually changing it. I think it's great that CBC has brought on a great show, a great Canadian show!!! Hopefully this will continue to just get better and better. I think there are many women that will be able to relate to this character which is what makes the show to perfect. Also knowing that there are certain things that you cannot change no matter how much you want to because they just were meant to be.
Legend 33

Legend 33

It's just not like any other, it begs the question yourself what would you do, what would you change and what if you could, would the outcome be any different. By your own nature yet knowing the former outcome would you take the risk to change it. I really get the show I being almost 30 years old, I wonder about my life and the choices I made to get where I am. That is why the show is great it begs just that question. If you could do your whole life over again is there anything you would change, I think almost everyone would say yes. The show in itself is a self help book, to understand yourself the choices you've made, and change the things you don't like moving forward. I only saw the 1st season but can't wait for more.
Globus

Globus

I watched my first episode two days ago (which was the third I think) and I enjoyed it! It is funny, contains beautiful people and MAKES YOU THINK too.

This opposed to most series lately (I know I sound like an old person) I think it's great we have a new show with a little bit more brains and serious life than most shows we've seen in the tradition of Sex and the City (which is a lot of fun! But shallow at the same time). I hope it makes people realize there's more to life than looking beautiful.

I think it's brilliant that Erica is not perfect! And the fact she wears normal clothes and is intelligent makes my boyfriend watch it with me too :) The only thing that I am confused about is the absence of the idea that whatever you change in the past, will change yourself and others and everybody's lifes.. I miss this, but I realize too it would be an unbelievable task to implement this in the show. Then maybe it's just good as it is. Recommendation!
Gandree

Gandree

For those out there looking for a rare treasure in television shows, look no further than "Being Erica". For those in the U.S. PLEASE overlook that it's on SoapNet. When I was first referred to the show & saw that it was on SoapNet I had my doubts. I'm so glad that I didn't let the network stop me as by the end of the show, I was hooked and left wanting more. The writing for this show is brilliant, intelligent, thought~provoking, and done in a way that's funny and relatable. I cringe however after reading somewhere else that this show may become "American~ized and premiere on a major network". I hope not. Why? Because I cannot see anyone other than Erin Karpluk portraying Erica Strange. Ms. Karpluk gives a phenomenal performance as Erica Strange (you hear that Hollywood producers & directors?). The rest of the cast, including Michael Riley, as Dr. Tom give great performances as well. I would LOVE to see a book with all of Dr. Tom's quotes in it as well as Erica's insights that she has at the end of each show. Thank you so much to the actors, director, producers, and writers who make this show A MUST SEE!!! : D
Went Tyu

Went Tyu

Being Erica is a total fusion of entertainment and therapy for its viewing audience. It feels like Sex and The City but without the "sex"--the focus being on all aspects of life and the quest for personal evolution through changing past regrets. They also delve into Judaism and give an inside look to its traditions, which is an added bonus for this reviewer--being spiritual and not religious but proud of the heritage. I do not think I have yet watched this show without shedding a tear or finding some aspect in the storyline to which I can relate for myself or someone in my inner circle. I just cannot sing its praises enough. Dr. Tom's character--with his wit and wisdom, beautifully portrayed, the spouting of quotations (a personal favorite), the insights...but also the humanness when you see that he is imperfect, as we all are by the definition of "being human". Erica--so many facets to her spirit--a character who is relate-able to *every* woman. We embrace her realism and enjoy being along for her journey. I am so moved by the character depth that is explored, the creativity in the show's presentation, the nostalgia of the yesterdays... Moved enough to actually post my very first review on IMDb despite being a fan of this website for years. This show is an absolute gem, and I hope it continues to have a wonderfully successful run. Just brilliant.
Renthadral

Renthadral

I love, love, love this show. I have been watching it since it first aired on ABC2 here in Australia and it's one of my favourite shows. It's so good to see something original and I really look forward to it every week. Erin Karpluk is fabulous and Erica is my favourite character on TV. She is someone I'd be friends with, totally relatable. I hope this show continues for many more seasons.

Fantastic, original and really entertaining. I can't say anymore except do yourself a favour and watch it. You won't regret it, it's witty, funny, romantic, hopeful and brilliant! Thanks Canada, keep this wonderfully entertaining show coming please!
Leyl

Leyl

Several months ago, I was in a slump. A few things were just going completely awful for me, and I was feeling down and depressed and felt like a failure and my motivation to do anything worthwhile was gone. I was just drowning in a pool of self-pity and regret.

Then I accidentally stumbled upon this show, and I must say I am truly happy that I did.

It sounds weird to say, but I feel as if this show actually really helped me put my life back in order. If you were to ask me what show/movie had the biggest impact on my life, I'd tell you "Being Erica".

Before watching the show, I was prone to regrets - I mean, I'd regret little tiny stupid things from a decade ago, that whoever would've long forgotten. I'd regret things so little, looking back I don't really know how I'd remember those stupid little things. I used to wonder how people could claim they lived without regrets. Thing is, I didn't really understand what they meant.

While watching this show, it got me to start thinking from a different angle; maybe, instead of regretting all of these stupid little things, it would be more worth it to pull out lessons, to let yourself grow. The more I watched it, the less I felt like holding on to all of those past regrets and the more I started forcing myself out of my slump.

It helped me change some of my views on things, and it helped me change my attitude - it gave me some much needed therapy ;D
Celak

Celak

I really enjoyed the first 2 seasons for reasons the other reviewers have already stated. However, season 3 is completely all over the place. It has no focus, the writing is mediocre and Erica is turned into a supporting character in her own show. It actually feels as if it is a completely different show and a one that simply doesn't cut it.

The show now seems to be more about Adam than about Erica - they could have also renamed it "Being Adam". Despite the fantasy elements, Being Erica used to be a realistic drama and this is what made it good. Now it simply doesn't know what it wants to be.

Two-thirds of the screen time is devoted to secondary characters. The romantic subplots seem contrived, in particular, the one between Erica and Adam. Several important characters repeatedly break character - in particular, Julianne. The attempts at comic relief (mainly Ivan and - I don't understand why - Julianne) are completely out of place. And what is with the Kai character? He should have either been written out at the end of season 2 or his (probably impossible) romantic involvement with Erica should have been made a prominent element of season 3. Nope, he just pops in and sleeps with Erica who seemingly forgets about it on the next day and goes on to pursue Adam in the next episode. What is the point of the exercise?

What is the point of season 3 at all? I don't get it. The writers do not seem to get it, either. Episodes seem to be produced for the sake of production. I am disappointed and the way things are going, I am probably not going to watch season 4. But then, the way things are going, there is probably not going to be season 4 because the show will be cancelled.
Erienan

Erienan

Often you begin watching a show with an expectation that it will be interesting or entertaining, especially when it's categorized as a comedy as this is, but 'Being Erica' caught me off guard. Going in, I thought I was getting a lighthearted comedy, and to categorize this as such is a mistake, what this little treasure delivers is so much more. The main characters of Erica and Dr Tom are superbly written and perfectly acted, and the supporting cast are delightful as well. This show is so well-written and so well done, so clever in its delivery of profound insights and life lessons that they come to you first subtly and then with a resounding deep impact that leaves you better having seen it.
Zamo

Zamo

I just started watching this show and I find it truly enjoyable. At first, I thought this will be a "girly" show and, to some degree, it is but it is growing on me. I am about to watch episode 11 of the first season and all I can say is "give me more".

Erica, the main character,seems so much like many of us - a real person with real issues, worries and uncertainties. There is nothing wrong with wanting to fix errors of one's past and Erica is lucky enough to be given this opportunity. Dr. Tom is kind and patient, helpful and gentle, but he does not tell Erica what she must do or how she must behave. Instead, he lets her make her own choices and discover the best, at least under the circumstances, ways of resolving the "things that keep her up at night".

I do not mind Dr. Tom's cleverly chosen quotes at all, and I strongly disagree with one of the posters saying that if you were allowed to go back and change your past, that would change you. I don't think it would change "you" but I believe it would help you be happy and make sure others are too, especially the people hurt by our actions in the past. What's wrong with that? How many of us wish we could go back and fix some of our screw-ups? I, for one, do. To me, the message in this show is pretty clear: do your best as in real life there are no lifeguards on duty, there are no second chances, or do-overs.

One thing I'm having a bit of a problem accepting is Erica often acting like a doormat, especially when interacting with Julianna (the boss from hell), and I wish Erica grew a pair and stood up to the leech. Other than that, I like this show very much and will be following Erica's adventures for as long as the network decides to run it.
Jia

Jia

this is one of those shows that leave you with good feeling. It is very relate-able and is kinda pushes you to see that you can learn from your own mistakes...if that makes any sense.

not only that, its very entertaining. it is very funny. the way they have taken on the concept of time travel is very interesting especially when Kai and Erica meet, also the way they have constructed the whole show especially when it comes to 'family' seems very real, with that i mean it's not too complicated but just enough for everyone to sort of relate to it and so on.

all in all it is a great show, Canadian or not i'd say it would be good for most people any way. whether you watch it for the humor or for its morals this show has a lot to offer. i love it.
Ger

Ger

One of the most insightful shows I have ever seen. I first saw an episode in a plane and it wowed me. I then began watching more episodes and it continues to wow me. To me this is about learning life lessons through the eyes of Erica and becoming wiser through it. You become Erica as you relate to her challenges and conflict in life. It's also refreshing to see a therapist lead Erica through her lessons but he never tells her what to do. To me he is like a guide but experience is the true teacher. Everything about the show is very real and it's brilliantly produced. This show is very addictive and I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for good insights into life.
Grarana

Grarana

This is my first review on IMDb. The time I am spending on this is my way of relaying to you all how I feel about this series altogether. When this show first premiered on the CBC (in Canada), I was at a crossroads in my life. I was having my own 'In my-30s' crisis. Little did I know when I started watching the first episode, Erica Strange was the exact same age as me. And the character was also going through her own 'mess' in life. Now, I'm a fan of fantasy, time travel, alternate realities, etc. so I was instantly hooked with the premise of this show. The therapy sessions that Erica goes through with Dr. Tom was also what I needed in my life (in an entertainment kind of way). I watched seasons 1 and 2 when they originally aired so I felt like I was going through my own personal journey with Erica. When season 3 premiered, I was too busy with life to follow it every week. Over the years, based on how I was feeling, whenever I needed an entertainment 'session', another episode of Being Erica would be my go to choice. It is now 2019, and I have finally finished the series (4 seasons with a total of 49 episodes). To say I took my time is an understatement. In a way, whenever I watched an episode I realized I was one episode closer to the end and that was something I was not looking forward to. We now live in a time where binge watching an entire series has become the norm. I can't imagine doing this with Being Erica! Each episode was special and upon reflection, therapeutic. In season 4 episode 8, '2019 Erica' visits '2011 Erica'. The irony of how I have thought about this, and it being the year that I watch this episode! Overall, my heart is heavy and that is all because of the great writers of the show and the wonderful performances by the actors who made it an emotional, sentimental, and personal journey for me. And a special kudos go to Erin Karpluk as Erica and Michael Riley as Dr. Tom. Words can not express how I feel about these two actors. The last few episodes of season 4 made my eyes water. For me, this series is the best that the CBC has ever produced.
Burgas

Burgas

I had the bad luck to recently watch a few episodes of this dreadful... thing... with the girlfriend and I must say that I despised every second of it. And here's why:

First of all, it's the same old s#!t; a pretty girl who has everything in life is somehow introduced to us as a victim. She doesn't have a nice job (meaning she is not the CEO of some big company), she doesn't have a boyfriend (even though she's practically surrounded by good-looking decent man who throw themselves at her) and she has a horrible family (which means they sometimes nag her). You get my drift. Boo-freaking-hoo!!

But fear not! God is on our poor, poor heroine's side! One day she meets with a psychiatrist/magician/time-traveler/demigod and this man sends our girl back in time to correct her past mistakes and make her life better. Now I have no idea why this powerful entity (god?) helps Erica instead of all those people suffering all around the world; the poor, the hungry, the abused, etc. Well, I guess not having a perfect life is a huge problem. Anyway, our girl goes back in time and behaves differently in certain situations and guess what? Nothing changes in the present! WTF?!? She just learns stuff about herself and makes herself a better individual... not! She's still the same disgustingly nice, clingy, babbly, clueless, selfish, self-absorbed human being she always was.

And this is all the show is all about! Episode after episode we see the same thing over and over until we can't decide whether we should go puke or just kill ourselves and be done with it. Normally I couldn't care less about a crappy series, but this is so bad that I felt the irresistible urge to warn my fellow viewer to avoid this train wreck at all costs. So beware!
Cointrius

Cointrius

I have finished watching three seasons, and I can't express how much I love this show (especially Erin Karpluk :-)). Watching this TV show is like finding the love of my life. I'm very addicted to it, and I can't wait to see the next season. There are so many things I love about this TV series:

Basic concepts: It's always exciting to see room switches when a patient or the therapist opens a door. And I also love how Erica's appearance changes when she travels back in time. Erin looks really cute and adorable when she plays a teenager.

I love the fact that this show does not centre on a teenager but a thirty year-old woman. Our society tends to think: young=beautiful, adult=boring, age 30=the end of life

But the truth is, we are still alive, and we grown-ups still experience new things everyday. And as we should already know, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

It's also good to learn a bit about the Jewish culture. I have never met a Jew in my life (at least, as far as I can be sure of), and I wanted to learn about Jewish cultures and traditions some time ago.

Actors: Erin Karpluk and Michael Riley are definitely the best choices for the leading roles. Their acting skills make you feel exactly what you are supposed to feel. You laugh and cry with their characters, and you fully understand their thoughts and feelings. Of course, a good TV show also needs good supporting actors. I can't name them all but I'm sure you won't be disappointed about Reagon Pasternak, Kathreen Laskey, John Boylan, Joanna Douglas, Tyron Leitso, and many others.

Plot: Beside the main plot which has been already summarised by someone else on this IMDb page, there are many twists and turns, and other Unexpectancies. Without giving too much away, I can say that this show is more than just another flicker on the "Butterfly effect" problem. It teaches us a lot about life, and how to solve problems in our private and business lives. You really learn something in each episode, and it really does make you THINK! In the first series, Erica travels through her past times to fix her regrets in order to solve her present problems. In the second season, we learn more about the "Therapy World". Dr Tom is not the only therapist who can send you through time (including future). There are at least three other therapists like him (two men, and one woman). As we learn during this season, Dr Tom used to be a patient too. In fact, he used to be totally wrecked before he became a doctor. In the third season, Erica joins a group therapy with Dr Tom's four other patients. This therapy is the second phase before the final one: Becoming a therapist.

Music: Especially the opening theme song "All I ever wanted to be" by Lily Frost. I can't stop listening to it. It suits to Erica's character perfectly. You will also enjoy two songs performed by Sebastion Pigott (who plays the patient Kai). My favourite one is the song "Alien Like You".