Originally published December 12, 2011 on tumblr
The beginning of a story is a happy accident, the end a fate for which it’s met.
-Adel, Princess tutu
Let me start off by saying i don’t watch a lot of life action TV.
however 4 years ago there was an add for a show that looked kind of
It looked like it was about a
girl who could go back in time to fix her regrets… but honestly it ended up being so much more.
At first the show took a few episodes to hook me, we start with
meeting the titular character who seems to just be in a rut. She
explains through narration that every choice she’s made in her life has
been a bad one. So after being fired (i think at least… i saw the show 4
years ago and never re watched it so going off memory here) from her
job she wanders down a Toronto street and goes into a cafe (i think a
Starbucks… not completely sure) they are giving out samples, she tries
it then to her horror she finds out it has hazelnuts in it which she is
deathly allergic to… she wakes up in the hospital…. lucky to be alive
and a strange man is there. he hands her a card that seemed extremly
The only Therapy you’ll ever need
Eventually she goes to his ‘office’ and he asks her to write down
every regret and then Tom looks at the list, smiles and asks her about
one…. after a short discussion he sends her back in the past to change
what she feels she needs to.
And this is how it all started.
there were 4 seasons total, season one dealt with Erica getting used
to the therapy, dealing with her sister who ends up hating her after
certain events and eventually dealing with her brothers untimely death.
Season two’s focus shifts over to a character named Kai who is back
dealing with a regret from the future. Erica leaves her stagnant
relationship with a boy she’s liked since college and she continues to
grow and even moves up in her company before her and her boss
essentially get fired/quit and work together to make a new company.
Season three focuses on Group therapy where different clients help
each other out, this is the start of doctor training essentially and we
learn more about dr tom and the therapy in general.
The final season has her passing her final test to become a doctor
and slowly she starts helping people around her as if they were
patients… the final episode she gets her office and her first real
patient… thus the cycle is started anew.
I adore this show, forget that it’s well made Canadian content (other
then the atrocious product placement) Forget that it is a glorified
soap opera that will use every weapon in it’s arsenal to make you sob
(mostly in season 1 with the fight with her sister and dealing with the
death of her brother) none of that matters. This show was well written,
well shot, the characters were well done and developed over time. Yes Erica started out as being a horrible person but you do grow to like her
as a character fault and all.
As far as i know it does stream on Netflix but that may only be in
Canada…. i have no idea how the licensing works…. but if you do see it
there give it a shot…. out of all 4 seasons 1 is the best… though Kai is
anyways a great show and i’m glad it’s finished…. though i’m sad to
see it end…. then again i guess we all have to go through that door when
we come to it.