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 Erica Strange (54 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Julianne Giacomelli (53 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Dr. Tom / ... (51 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Barb Strange (49 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Brent Kennedy (48 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Gary Strange (41 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Judith Winter (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Jenny Zalen (32 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Ivan (27 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Josh MacIntosh (27 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Kai Booker (26 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Ethan Wakefield (25 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Adam Fitzpatrick (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Dave / ... (23 episodes, 2009-2011)
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"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. Written by Huggo

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Canada deserves this show!
12 February 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"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!


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