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 14 nominations. See more awards »

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...  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
...  Ken 14 episodes, 2011-2013
...  Connie 13 episodes, 2011-2013
...  Janice Holm 9 episodes, 2011-2013
...  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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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 and Curb your enthusiasm, 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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Accept what you cannot change and change what you can
25 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

Enlightened is about a woman who was unable to cope with a series of accumulated stresses in her life and decided to seek treatment. She returns to her life with a new awareness and feels compelled to share and engage people in that awareness to effect positive change around her, but she finds herself running up against resistance due to fear of change. The people around her are all coping with stress in their lives in various other ways. It's about confronting the loneliness and isolation that you can feel when your perspective differs from those around you, and how that loneliness is at odds with your desire to connect, help, and heal those around you. At the end of the day it's about the serenity prayer, about Amy learning the wisdom to know the difference between what she can change, and what she can't. A lot of mistakes are made in the process, but her heart is in the right place, and any introspective viewer will be able to relate to the struggle. I highly recommend it.


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