On December 10, 2020, it was announced that Allison Williams would star in and serve as an executive producer for an American remake being produced by Boat Rocker Studios. No network was then attached to the project.
Toronto appears frequently in American productions disguised as various US cities. For Being Erica, the producers wanted Toronto to appear as itself, and to showcase the highlights of the city in a way that had not been seen before.
This quirky series explores the complexity of relationships through the eyes of a single woman who's in the process of reevaluating her own life. It also highlights the anxieties that some women face when they enter their 30s -- like being dissatisfied with their careers or being unable to find a suitable mate.
There is also:-Devon Bostick:on degrassi he was Nic, who killed J.T. and on Being Erica he is Leo, the brother-Jon Corplayed a creep on both shows; being erica he was Zach Creed, who filmed him and erica together, and on degrassi he was Tom Blake, the sports star who used mia-Alan Van Springplayed Leo Davies, the evil band manager on Degrassi, and Jody in 3 episodes of being erica-i know there was another girl that made a one episode cameo but its not listed on IMDB-another one not listed on IMDB is: Jake Goldsbie; he made a cameo in the same episode as Jake Epstein in being erica, as the best friend and camp roomie, and he plays the lovable regular Toby Isaacs on degrassi
Although this show was popular with Canadian audiences, it only ran for four seasons. Now that Being Erica is streaming on platforms such as Hulu and Amazon Prime, it found many more fans around the globe, giving rise to a potential American adaptation.
Derailing Love Interests: Due to the constantly changing love interests in Erica's life, her current love interest often gets derailed after a period of perfect happiness in order to justify her developing feelings for someone else. This is particularly evident with Ethan; first several issues with their sex life crop up, then he gets extremely jealous about Kai and demands she stop being friends with him, then he refuses to support Erica in starting her own business, causing their break-up.
While half a million viewers may not fly on the broadcast (and some cable) networks, those were numbers that SoapNet executives couldn't help but get excited about when they found out that's how many new viewers came to the network last summer to see the first season of the Canadian import "Being Erica." While not a soap in the true sense of the word, "Being Erica" focuses on 32-year-old Erica Strange (played by Erin Karpluk) who is given the ability to travel back in time and relive a regret from her past in order to make a positive change in her present. With the help of Dr. Tom (Michael Riley), Erica's jumps back in time are both humorous and heartfelt, which is a balance that series creator Jana Sinyor works hard to achieve. Sinyor talked to our Jim Halterman last week as a new crop of "Being Erica" episodes are set to premiere tonight on SoapNet.Jim Halterman: Therapy and time travel don't necessarily seem like obviously elements to bring together for a television show. Can you tell me how the concept for 'Being Erica' came to you?Jana Sinyor: Time travel has always been a real interest of mine, even when I was little. I always resented the fact that I couldn't travel back in time. I thought about it a lot. I talked about it a lot. I really liked books and movies that were about time travel so everything that I do seems to have some magical realism in it. In terms of how the therapy part came into it, it really just evolved from me looking around and noticing - I was in my late 20s - a lot of my friends were hitting 30 and reaching a place where they weren't where they thought they'd be in life. They didn't have the house or the kids or the marriage or the career and they felt that they were failing but of course they weren't failing. They were just on their own little path. So I started to think about people being hard on themselves and blaming themselves for where they were and having a lot of regrets so it kind of evolved from there. I know in real therapy people go back into their past and relive it and in this show Dr. Tom is literally taking her back.JH: The relationship between Dr. Tom and Erica is getting more complicated in the season premiere when Erica goes back into the past and helps a younger Dr. Tom. Where is their relationship heading? JS: Dr. Tom says something at the very end of episode one, season 2 that I think is quite interesting when he says 'When the student is ready, the teacher will appear and in this instance the teacher is you, Erica.' I think as Erica develops and moves more along her path, the lines do blur a little bit. Of course, Dr. Tom is still her therapist and he's going to be helping her plenty. Their relationship is getting a little more intimate in the sense that once she knows where he came from and knows some things about his past, a curtain has been dropped and she sees him as more flawed and human and he's evolved more in his eyes and in the audience's eyes, as well. I think that's a good complication and development for in their relationship. JH: Because we're watching 'Being Erica' on a network devoted to the soap opera genre it's easy to wonder if the therapist and the patient are going to become romantically involved. Any chance of that happening?JS: Right now, I can safely say no. Your characters have to have integrity in a sense that you have to understand what the relationship is and what drives it. I think there's a tendency to make everything romantic. When there are strong feelings and it's not between family members then there's a desire to make it romantic. There's definitely strong feelings between these two and I think the feelings are complicated but I feel if Dr. Tom or Erica were to ever cross that boundary it would destroy something wonderful that they have. It is a complicated relationship but I wouldn't betray them or the audience by breaking it.JH: Erin Karpluk does such a great job as Erica both in the present and during the time travel parts of the show. How did you find her?JS: I remember the day I was sitting at my computer and her audition came in an email. She was just wonderful and perfect for the role and when you watch the series you get that definite feeling that you can't imagine anyone else playing that part and that feels very true. We were very fortunate to find her. It was just kind of a last minute thing. We looked a lot and we hadn't found anyone and then we did!JH: I hope this comes across as a compliment but the workplace scenes reminded me a lot of 'Ugly Betty.' JS: The 'Ugly Betty' part of the show we feel is like 'The Office.' We do a really different tone at the office. It's over the top and not real and deliberately comedic. Everywhere else in the show, we really try to keep it as real as possible. We definitely use 'Ugly Betty' as a touchstone for the vibe we want in the office.JH: SoapNet pulls in a strong female audience but there's a lot in 'Being Erica' for the guys, too. Is that something you make sure to include?JS: We don't consciously put something in there for guys but where we start from is that we want to make the show extremely relatable to everyone. Yes, this is about a woman in her 30s but it's really been gratifying and surprising to us how often men who wouldn't necessarily gravitate towards the show on first glance end up really responding to it and relating to Erica. The things she goes through, whether it's losing her virginity or having someone she loves marry the wrong person or struggling with her sexual relationships or her problems at work... whatever it is, we strive from the get-go to make it very relatable. I do think that show in a lot of ways is not what it seems. That's the big challenge with it. You get the feeling that it can be a little bit silly but it can also be really, really heavy in other moments. It's not like a silly little girl shopping show. That's not what the show is. I think sometimes people are a little bit surprised by what the show is rather then what they were expecting it to be. "Being Erica" kicks off its second season tonight on SoapNet at 10:00/9:00c.
Nominated for 10 Gemini Awards after its debut year in 2009, Being Erica is now broadcast on the Soap Net cable network in the United States, as well as in Australia, Asia, Latin America and, she thinks, Israel.
This article is concerned with the growing presence of time-travel narratives in popular culture. It explores the ideological function of this popular sf trope through a close examination of a generically hybrid time-travel/dramedy series, Being Erica (Canada 2009-11). With its protagonist Erica repeatedly sent back in time by her therapist to confront and fix her regrets from her past, the show explores, playfully, the integrity and reliability of personal memory and identity. However, this article argues that time travel also serves another and more significant function in the show: it responds to the two highly powerful discourses of contemporary living, namely individualism and consumerism.
Garner had become a leading advocate against police brutality in the Black Lives Matter movement after her father, Eric Garner, died from being put in a chokehold by an officer. Now, a video shared on Twitter, shows a protester being held on the ground by officers and echoing Eric Garner's final words: "I can't breathe."
"It was scary," Newsome said. "It was like a flashback of Eric Garner and because of the circumstances, with it being Erica Garner's funeral, it was just horrifying to see someone attending her funeral laying down and screaming out, 'I can't breathe.' It was terrible."
A couple of weeks ago, I was in Antigua, where a local guy giving me a tour of the island insisted that there was more than a little truth in the reputation that West Indian men have of being feckless and very often absentee fathers. "On Antigua, we say that the most confusing day of the year is Father's Day," he told me, with a mirthless chuckle. But what of all the dutiful, loving Antiguan fathers unfairly tarnished by this jibe? There must be plenty of them, but I confess that I didn't spare them much thought until I watched A Century of Fatherhood, the enlightening and poignant opening salvo in a BBC season on fatherhood, and the first of three documentaries about how attitudes to fathering have evolved these past 100 years or so. 041b061a72