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Enlightened: Season 1 (2011)




Critic Consensus: Enlightened is an outstanding and brave show, exemplifying how a television series can successfully present different elements of the human psyche.


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Following a very public breakdown at her job, executive Amy Jellicoe (Laura Dern) escapes to a month long holistic treatment program and returns to her old life with a never-before-seen New Age perspective, though the friends and colleagues who know the old Amy are skeptical about her new outlook to say the least, especially her ex-husband Levi (Luke Wilson).


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A rare HBO misfire - but I do hope Amy finds peace.

October 10, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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A black comedy working many shades of gray, Enlightened is about dark mornings of the soul and the fool's-golden glow of the new convert, and it measures the weight of the world with an eccentric scale.

October 10, 2011 | Full Review…
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Dern is fantastic as Amy - you cringe as her histrionics drive people away, and cringe again as she tries to suppress her feelings behind a veneer of New Age peacefulness.

October 10, 2011 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The wonderful new HBO series Enlightened is a heartbreaker/dreammaker.

October 10, 2011 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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The show definitely grows on you.

October 10, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The underlying black humor is what keeps Enlightened interesting.

October 10, 2011 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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