Enlightened (2011–2013)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | Drama
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 4,693 users  
Reviews: 34 user | 15 critic

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

Creators:

,
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

Tv
a list of 36 titles
created 24 Mar 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 06 May 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 27 Oct 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Enlightened" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Enlightened (2011–2013)

Enlightened (2011–2013) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Enlightened.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2013   2011  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Year of the Dog I (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.

Director: Mike White
Stars: Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, Peter Sarsgaard
Family Tree (TV Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Centers on 30-year-old Tom Chadwick who, after losing his job and his girlfriend, begins exploring his family heritage after inheriting a mysterious box from a great aunt he never met. ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Tom Bennett, Nina Conti
Rambling Rose (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall ... See full summary »

Director: Martha Coolidge
Stars: Laura Dern, Robert Duvall, Diane Ladd
Bored to Death (2009–2011)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective.

Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson
Edit

Cast

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)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Meet the new face of tranquility See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enlightened - Erleuchtung mit Hindernissen  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Because creator Mike White wrote all the episodes by himself, without a writers' room, every season was fully written before each shooting. See more »

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Fantastic... the perfect mix of satire, drama, and dark comedy.
6 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I started Enlightened around a week ago, mostly because the Golden Globes put it on the spot. As far as first seasons go, this was an excellent one. It balances comedy and drama extremely well. Some episodes are more dramatic, some more comedic, but it always remains top notch.

Laura Dern in the character of Amy is completely fantastic. She owns this character, which is perhaps one of TV's most fascinating and confusing. Amy has our sympathy, we still want her to succeed, and she always pretty much wants to look at things in a positive way. The problem is though, she isn't the person she wishes. She makes you feel her problems, yet also cringe and shake your head at the way she approaches aspects in her life. She's a good person who wants to do good things, but she can also be extremely selfish and lacks any sort of self-awareness. Even in her most sticky situations, you want to root for her but you see her like many of her co-workers do... in a negative light. Dern sells it all. Diane Ladd is also pretty fantastic as her distant, yet also sympathetic and sometimes infuriating mother. But even she gets her own episode, which is perhaps the show's most touching and dramatic episode.

Overall, this is an excellent mix of drama with both dark and light comedy. I feel it's sort of underrated and has gotten lost among other big-name shows.


15 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Terrible main character matias-pequeno
I think I have a similar personality to Amy...help? aeoneon
HBO doesn't know what it has here jel92
Krista lady_bird_k
Amy finally had a small redeeming moment quiet451
What's really going on behind the snubs towards Enlightened. relaxitaxi
Discuss Enlightened (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?