A self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening becomes determined to live an enlightened life, creating havoc at home and work.

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 Amy Jellicoe (18 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Helen Jellicoe (18 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Krista Jacobs (16 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Levi Callow (15 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Dougie Daniels (15 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Tyler (15 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Louis (14 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Ken (14 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Connie (13 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Janice Holm (9 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Omar Ali (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
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A self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening becomes determined to live an enlightened life, creating havoc at home and work.

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Enlightened - Erleuchtung mit Hindernissen  »

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Originally season 2 had 10 episodes, but when HBO cut the order by two, Mike White had to rewrite some things, like a story line where Amy's sister stayed on the house for the whole season. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee (2014) See more »

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Best Show on TV
3 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

Each time I watch an episode of Enlightened I am blown away by the nuance, complexity and profound truths of this show. It works for me on every level. There is no other show on television that succeeds for me in the way it does-- making me cry and laugh, never saccharine but always sincere. The writing is uniformly superlative, supported by killer performances, direction and excellence in all other aspects of the show.

I will be truly mortified if it isn't picked up for another season. We need this type of show. It shows us where we are as a society and, like Amy, offers us hope and a potential direction we can go in. If we choose to. I think we need to choose to and I sure hope HBO does too.


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