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Enlightened 

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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Laura Dern, Mike White
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Laura Dern ...  Amy Jellicoe 18 episodes, 2011-2013
Diane Ladd ...  Helen Jellicoe 18 episodes, 2011-2013
Sarah Burns ...  Krista Jacobs 16 episodes, 2011-2013
Luke Wilson ...  Levi Callow 15 episodes, 2011-2013
Timm Sharp ...  Dougie Daniels 15 episodes, 2011-2013
Mike White ...  Tyler 15 episodes, 2011-2013
Jon Shere Jon Shere ...  Louis 14 episodes, 2011-2013
Brent Bradshaw ...  Ken 14 episodes, 2011-2013
Bayne Gibby ...  Connie 13 episodes, 2011-2013
Michaela Watkins ...  Janice Holm 9 episodes, 2011-2013
Jason Mantzoukas ...  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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Peace had its chance. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enlightened - Erleuchtung mit Hindernissen See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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On a roundtable for comedy actresses put together by the magazine The Hollywood Reporter, Laura Dern commented her surprise regarding the journalist questions about the show. According to Dern, many of them emphasized the imperfect personality of her character, making the actress wonder if James Gandolfini or Larry David (stars of The Sopranos (1999) and Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), also on HBO) were asked the same types of questions, considering their characters are praised for how flawed they are. Dern reveals that she just assumed the audience would be interested in seeing a female character whose strength and comicality came from her extreme behavior, and that she never got those questions when promoting independent movies, where she had played characters with similar traits. 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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It gets better and more addictive by each episode
28 February 2012 | by catalinignatSee all my reviews

Very surprised by show's rating, gave it 10 to even score a bit. Lucky HBO did broadcasting it, otherwise based on IMDb rating shall had never watch it.

This show starts slow, and, as others have written, a bit confusing, not knowing what bread it is. But it grows in me by each episode, becoming addictive by having an unique mix of creativity, human nature sincere exposure, and lot of common sense. Very much liked the non-intrusive way of telling a story of a personality which, although is not of my taste at all, manages to make me sympathize with, and perhaps understand and accept.

Well done.


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