History Series / BeingErica

22nd Oct '17 4:32:45 PM nombretomado
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* BlatantLies: To get out of an expensive bar tab in Taipei, Erica claims to be CelineDion, having been told earlier in the day she looks like her somewhat. The bar owner tells her to prove it by singing. [[HollywoodToneDeaf Given that she's a terrible singer...]]

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* BlatantLies: To get out of an expensive bar tab in Taipei, Erica claims to be CelineDion, Music/CelineDion, having been told earlier in the day she looks like her somewhat. The bar owner tells her to prove it by singing. [[HollywoodToneDeaf Given that she's a terrible singer...]]
25th Aug '17 4:45:28 AM XFllo
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* [[DeadLittleSister Dead Big Brother]]: Leo. His death traumatized the entire Strange family for years, and Erica is always overjoyed to see him when she goes back to before he died.
5th Jan '17 2:53:32 PM LarryMullen
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* DawsonCasting: Zigzagged. While Erin Karpluk is about Erica's age in the present, she also portrays her teenaged and 20-something self in rewinds. Similarly with her friends, even though Paula Brancati is actually 20-something in reality, but plays a 30-something next to Erica in the present. When using the same actor is unrealistic, though, such as when Erica relives her Bat Mitvah, an age-appropriate actor fills the role.
12th Jul '16 1:30:49 AM PaulA
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* ShoutOut: Episode titles have included [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer "Erica the Vampire Slayer"]], [[Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest "The Importance of Being Erica"]], [[TheAddamsFamily "Adam's Family"]],[[Film/GirlInterrupted "Erica, Interrupted"]], [[Series/DoctorWho "Doctor Who?"]], and [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland "Erica's Adventures In Wonderland"]].

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* ShoutOut: Episode titles have included [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer "Erica the Vampire Slayer"]], [[Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest "The Importance of Being Erica"]], [[TheAddamsFamily [[Series/TheAddamsFamily "Adam's Family"]],[[Film/GirlInterrupted Family"]], [[Film/GirlInterrupted "Erica, Interrupted"]], [[Series/DoctorWho "Doctor Who?"]], and [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland "Erica's Adventures In Wonderland"]].
21st May '16 12:40:58 PM forgetfulkitty
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* MagicalRealism: Aside from the practical sessions, nothing else about the doctors are questioned or explored. Indeed, the show doesn't treat the nature of a doctor in any particularly magical way; instead, very much like actual therapists that just so happen to be able to accessible anywhere.
16th Apr '16 10:26:21 AM pratchettgaiman
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%%* ButtMonkey: Erica at first.

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%%* * ButtMonkey: Erica at first.first. Aside from the TraumaCongaLine of the first episode, her initial attempts to change the past never work out the way she expected.



%%* PosthumousCharacter: Erica's older brother, Leo.

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%%* * PosthumousCharacter: Erica's older brother, Leo.Leo, who died when she was a teenager. This makes Erica's trips back to when she was in high school both more painful and extremely desirable to Erica.



%%* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Premise of the show.

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%%* * SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Premise of What the show.show initially seems to be about, although Erica learns relatively early that the past is largely resistant to change and her visiting it is more about her developing context for what happened so that she can deal with lingering issues in her present life
16th Apr '16 9:42:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ValuesDissonance: One episode features a friend of Erica's [[spoiler: coming out as gay to her]]. While she (having the mindset of someone from the mid-2000s [[spoiler: not to mention someone who had her own flirtation with same-sex attraction in her future/past]]) doesn't think it's a big deal, he, having the mindset of a teenager from the late Eighties, thinks it's the worst thing ever.
16th Apr '16 9:41:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Adorkable}}: Erica.

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* %%* {{Adorkable}}: Erica.



* AlternateUniverse: The episode "What Goes Up Must Come Down", 2x11, features Dr. Tom showing Erica a revised present where she had won the lottery.

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* AlternateUniverse: AlternateUniverse:
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The episode "What Goes Up Must Come Down", 2x11, features Dr. Tom showing Erica a revised present where she had won the lottery.



* BigBrotherWorship: Due to him having died several years previously, Erica's memories of Leo are extremely rosy. The point of several of her trips is to demonstrate to her that Leo was a flawed, temperamental, and irresponsible teenager/twenty something, not the perfect big brother she remembered.
** This is twisted in an interesting way in "Two Wrongs" as Erica initially denies that Leo's fraternity brothers are bullying him, because he was "the coolest guy I knew." However, she changes her mind pretty quickly.

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* BigBrotherWorship: Due to him having died several years previously, Erica's memories of Leo are extremely rosy. The point of several of her trips is to demonstrate to her that Leo was a flawed, temperamental, and irresponsible teenager/twenty something, not the perfect big brother she remembered. \n** This is twisted in an interesting way in "Two Wrongs" as Erica initially denies that Leo's fraternity brothers are bullying him, because he was "the coolest guy I knew." However, she changes her mind pretty quickly.



* ButtMonkey: Erica at first.
* TheCameo: Jay Manuel; George Stroumboulopoulos.

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* %%* ButtMonkey: Erica at first.
* TheCameo: TheCameo:
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Jay Manuel; George Stroumboulopoulos.



* CampGay: Uncle Ruby
* CampStraight: Brent.

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* %%* CampGay: Uncle Ruby
* %%* CampStraight: Brent.



* DeadpanSnarker: Dr Tom.



* MrFanservice: Both Ethan and Kai, along with some other characters.

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* %%* MrFanservice: Both Ethan and Kai, along with some other characters.



** In an inversion, in "Bear Breasts" Julianne discovers that she finds Boy on Boy to be hot.



* {{Guyliner}}: used to a point with Future!Kai

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* %%* {{Guyliner}}: used to a point with Future!KaiFuture!Kai
* GuyOnGuyIsHot: In "Bear Breasts" Julianne discovers that she finds Boy on Boy to be hot.



* JerkAss: Antigone, Josh, Thomas Friedkin

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* %%* JerkAss: Antigone, Josh, Thomas Friedkin



* PosthumousCharacter: Erica's older brother, Leo.
* ProductPlacement: Very blatant at times, unfortunately. In one episode, we see Judith's boyfriend finish a presentation for TD Financial, complete with their trademark green armchair. In another, Julianne's assistant introduces her to Tetley Infusions.

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* %%* PosthumousCharacter: Erica's older brother, Leo.
* ProductPlacement: ProductPlacement:
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Very blatant at times, unfortunately. In one episode, we see Judith's boyfriend finish a presentation for TD Financial, complete with their trademark green armchair. In another, Julianne's assistant introduces her to Tetley Infusions.



* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Premise of the show.

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* %%* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Premise of the show.



* TimeyWimeyBall: Tends to happen and actually taken UpToEleven since you have multiple people doing MentalTimeTravel all at the same point in time but from different starting points but also engaging in situations where they physically end up somewhere else all together such as when visiting therapists. Just explaining what goes on is almost as confusing as trying to figure it all out.
** For instance, in "Physician Heal Thyself", Kai and Erica are talking and he notes that in his original timeline, he did one thing, but in this timeline, he did something else. Meaning that for him, Erica's timeline is an alternate universe to him even though it's the 'right' universe for her.

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* TimeyWimeyBall: Tends to happen and actually taken UpToEleven since you have multiple people doing MentalTimeTravel all at the same point in time but from different starting points but also engaging in situations where they physically end up somewhere else all together such as when visiting therapists. Just explaining what goes on is almost as confusing as trying to figure it all out.
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out. For instance, in "Physician Heal Thyself", Kai and Erica are talking and he notes that in his original timeline, he did one thing, but in this timeline, he did something else. Meaning that for him, Erica's timeline is an alternate universe to him even though it's the 'right' universe for her.



* WeirdnessCensor: You'd think people would start noticing other people basically teleporting around all the time. It helps that it only happens when walking through doors, but sometimes other people are going through the door with her, and don't seem to notice anything odd.

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* WeirdnessCensor: WeirdnessCensor:
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You'd think people would start noticing other people basically teleporting around all the time. It helps that it only happens when walking through doors, but sometimes other people are going through the door with her, and don't seem to notice anything odd.



* YouCantFightFate: In the season one finale [[spoiler: Erica saves her brother's life in the past, only to have him die in the present]].

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* YouCantFightFate: YouCantFightFate:
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In the season one finale [[spoiler: Erica saves her brother's life in the past, only to have him die in the present]].
13th Apr '16 12:06:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* InformedJudaism: Completely averted. Erica's father is a rabbi, Erica and her family are seen being religious on screen, and Erica is frequently the one to explain various points of Jewish tradition to other characters.
** Unlike some shows which undoubtedly just call a character Jewish to sidestep the "diversity" thing but have no intention of seriously exploring religion, in this case the series creator and showrunner, Jana Sinyor, is actually Jewish.
** It also represents several different sects of Judaism, with Erica's family being relatively Reform (or possibly Conservative) and one episode involving the Ultra-Orthodox community (with Erica, having been sent back with the person doing the regret, saying that at least she'll "blend," only to be bewildered by the Hebrew and Yiddish terminology an Ultra-Orthodox woman throws at her).
30th Mar '16 7:28:28 AM Morgenthaler
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