Being Erica (2009–2011)
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Baby Mama 

Beyond the shock of the news, everyone seems happy about Samantha being pregnant with Lenin's baby - everyone except for Barb. Barb believes Samantha is being irresponsible yet again. Erica... See full summary »


Ken Girotti


Jana Sinyor (creator), Jana Sinyor (concept) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Erin Karpluk ... Erica Strange
Adam Fergus ... Adam Fitzpatrick
Reagan Pasternak ... Julianne Giacomelli (credit only)
Kathleen Laskey ... Barb Strange
Joanna Douglas ... Samantha Strange
Michael P. Northey ... Ivan (as Michael Northey)
Morgan Kelly ... Brent Kennedy (credit only)
Sebastian Pigott ... Kai Booker (credit only)
Michael Riley ... Dr. Tom
Lauren Collins ... Young Barbara
Brandon Jay McLaren ... Lenin
John Boylan John Boylan ... Gary Strange
Joanne Vannicola ... Dr. Naadiah
Anthony Sherwood ... Gus
Arlene Duncan ... Phoebe Crosby


Beyond the shock of the news, everyone seems happy about Samantha being pregnant with Lenin's baby - everyone except for Barb. Barb believes Samantha is being irresponsible yet again. Erica is surprised by her mother's reaction, but she will have to understand that reaction after Dr. Tom tells her that her mother is her next patient. Erica thinks she knows why Barb is feeling the way she is, but Dr. Tom sends Erica back to 1969 and seventeen year old Barb's senior year in high school to get a true picture of what is bothering Barb in present day. What Erica finds out about seventeen year old Barb is something that she will have to process as it affects her personally. But she also has to figure out how to provide Barb with some guidance without divulging Barb's secret past. News of the baby brings up the baby issue between Erica and Adam for the first time as it relates to their future. And Dr. Tom runs into an old flame named Amanda Mathieson. As Tom buries himself in his work and ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

10 October 2011 (Canada) See more »

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Did You Know?


The name of Dr. Tom's old girlfriend is Amanda Mathieson. In real life, Amanda Mathieson is the name of the vice-president of finance for Temple Street Productions, the production company for this show. See more »


References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »


Sugar, Sugar
Music & lyrics by Jeff Barry & Andy Kim
Performed by The Archies
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dressing mutton as lamb

The Raven is not an insensitive guy, so I don't like what I am about to say here.

I'm involved with BEING ERICA simply because of an impulse buy. Scouting for glamorous DVDs, an image popped up on the reams and reams of spam I receive daily. The very, very cute box cover of Season 1. You know it. Leggy. Trying on high heels. Fell for it. I, being cautious, did some research, downloaded a couple scenes from the Net, turns out one of them was, coincidentally, from the so- called "super-gay episode" with Anna Silk, I had some reservations, but that bit drove past the obstacles. Note that I can be easily fooled, my research always has to be very, very superficial, no spoilers, otherwise, what's the point?

To cut a long story short, BEING ERICA has its ups and downs in Season 1, but there are times when it takes off. Especially when Anna Silk's on the scene. But by Season 2... And #3... Well, Joana Douglas saves #3... But Season 4... Back then, I bought the whole lot.

I shouldn't have bought #4. #4's a bore.

Instantly obvious this season, Joana Douglas lost her sparkle. That irritating guy who plays Adam, one look at him is more than I can take, and he is the male romantic lead? Erin Karpluk remains likable, but by Hollywood standards, in no way lead material. Second-stringer always. That's just how it is. Dr. Tom is the one surefire A+ by American standards. Everything else is, well, Canadian. Well, except for some really good, promising moments.

The big problem with this series, is that Erin Karpluk didn't have, like, a younger sister, or, somebody who could pass for being a younger version of herself. And the producers never minded. Clearly, judging from this episode, the Casting Department also didn't care much about a suitable younger version for Barbara. This Lauren Collins, suffice to say, I am not thrilled, leave it at that, she is getting off very, very lightly. Ivan Schneeberg, couldn't you at least have tried finding a more suitable candidate? In all of Canada, you didn't think there'd be anybody? I'm pretty sure that in the first Canadian mall I'd walk in, I'd find somebody. Because bettering on that dismally uninspiring choice, would be as easy as pie.

Nobody can pull it off looking half your age. Any attempt to do so, fails miserably, and is just laughable.

Turns out, this is the episode that just, well...

I have eight episodes left, and zero buzz to watch any further.

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