Sure, Erica’s life has turned around but now she’s got to help others fix theirs. First up, Doctor (or should that be chief?) Tom. Feeling guilty after his angry outburst he quits, leaving a new time-travelling therapist to push Erica into rescuing him. She’s transported back to a 1990s Coyote Ugly-esque bar, where she offers ...Read more
So we're three episodes into Being Erica aka "Quantum Leap for girls", in which plucky, unlucky-in-life Erica gets sent back in time to fix all the parts of her life that went wrong as part of some extreme therapy. Time then for the normally extremely manly Carusometer to set its shades of justice to pink and pass verdict.
On the whole, the show's been very good so far. Maybe a little lightweight in places, but enjoyable, fun, female-friendly without being male-unfriendly. It's been typically Canadian-smart, with Erica (MA Lit) and best pal discussing Tolstoy and Dostoevsky while playing Wii Sports, for example. And while there's been a certain element of predictability, with Erica finding that if you try fixing one part of your life, another tends to get broken in return, it has been cleverer than that for the most part.
Doctor Tom, the mysterious therapist ...Read more