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Enlightened (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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 nominations. See more awards »



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Series cast summary:
 Amy Jellicoe (18 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Helen Jellicoe (18 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Krista Jacobs (16 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Levi Callow (15 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Dougie Daniels (15 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Tyler (15 episodes, 2011-2013)
Jon Shere ...
 Louis (14 episodes, 2011-2013)
Brent Bradshaw ...
 Ken (14 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Connie (13 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Janice Holm (9 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Omar Ali (8 episodes, 2011-2013)


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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Release Date:

10 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enlightened - Erleuchtung mit Hindernissen  »

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Laura Dern and Diane Ladd are also mother and daughter in real life. See more »


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

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A series that looks good at anger, doubt, uncertainty, and the fight for love and spiritual meaning.
24 October 2011 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Just been watching this new HBO series "Enlightened" and I must say it's an interesting and raw work from Mike White he shows how life can be depressing and dark with rage and anger. It's clear that most people can relate to this thru their jobs and paying bills, and dealing with relationships as all of this brings stress and uncertainty to most. All of this is showcased thru the life of one middle aged lady Amy(the wonderful Laura Dern(who shares a birthday the same day as me!)she's a woman who's had a nervous and spiritual breakdown.

And Amy is faced with a destructive type of life it all began when she split from her ex husband(Luke Wilson)who's battled his demon with drugs. Also to complicate matters life on the job sucks as after 15 years she's been demoted to a lower level computer programming job in the basement of the company! As she watched how others have slimmed, lied, and slept their way up the ladder. As Amy's mind feels the rage and anger toward her co workers anytime she has thoughts of them.

Not all is lost still Amy is a productive citizen who still fights for joy and peace by trying to do the right thing by looking out for others and her character always tries to do things for humanity. She gets much advice and support from her mother(Diane Ladd who's Laura's real life mother) who she lives with. Overall this is a series that's a little dark with drama and blended well with anger and sadness as it proves life is always uncertain with a challenge ahead. Still the lead character Amy fights for what's right and to be at peace with life and people in a spiritual manner. Overall good interesting new series.

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