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 4,771 users  
Reviews: 34 user | 16 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

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 27 Feb 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 13 Mar 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 27 Sep 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 15 Nov 2013
 

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
Chuck & Buck (2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An oddly naive man-child stalks his childhood best friend and tries to reconnect with their past.

Director: Miguel Arteta
Stars: Mike White, Chris Weitz, Lupe Ontiveros
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

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

Watch it!
10 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The show is about one very flawed woman's struggle to become a better and healthier person. She's clearly lost, but dedicated and passionate in a way which makes you admire her and be annoyed by her at the same time. The show does a neat trick of manipulating the viewer into alternatively mocking her because of her naivete and flakiness, and cheering for her out of empathy, both back and forth within single episodes. You come to expect her to crash and burn in a tragic and comedic fashion. Yet in the end, she claims small victories of enlightenment that put all of us in touch with our humanity and teach us a little bit about growth. The show is not preachy, yet makes its points poignantly and powerfully.

I'm excited with anticipation as to where the show may go and hope it is renewed despite the poor ratings so far. Definitely my favorite new show of the season.


42 of 46 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
It's utterly absurd that... William222
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
BRING BACK THIS SERIES RIGHT NOW! relaxitaxi
Discuss Enlightened (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?