Enlightened Season 1

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Enlightened Season 1 - Awards

  • 2012 - Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical

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Summary

Enlightened Season 1

Enlightened' is the new offbeat HBO series written by Mike White and starring Laura Dern as Amy, a self-destructive health and beauty executive who has a very public workplace meltdown. After three months of contemplation and meditation at a treatment center in Hawaii, Amy returns rested and ready to pick up the pieces of her old life and reshape the world she left behind. That includes delivering well-meaning, but generally unwanted advice to her mother Helen (Diane Ladd), with whom Amy is now living; her slacker ex-husband Levi (Luke Wilson) whose only solace comes from recreational drugs; and the crew of awkward co-workers Amy finds herself reassigned to.

Episode guide

  1. 01 - Pilot

    Following an on-the-job breakdown, a corporate buyer named Amy Jellicoe returns home after an extended stay in a holistic treatment center.

  2. 02 - Now or Never

    Amy’s hopes to land a dream job take a hit when she’s demoted to the basement of Abaddonn, working in data entry amongst a group of social misfits.

  3. 03 - Someone Else's Life

    Jealous of Krista’s good fortune and fed up with her humiliation at Abaddonn, Amy considers leaving the company for a socially responsible job at a homeless shelter.

  4. 04 - The Weekend

    Wary that she may revert to her old, hard-partying ways on her first weekend back at home, Amy talks Levi into taking a rafting excursion to the Kern River, which they used to frequent during happier times when they were married.

  5. 05 - Not Good Enough Mother

    After learning on TV about the deportation woes of a Mexican-born mother, Amy tries to motivate her co-workers to join her at a lunchtime rally for the family.

  6. 06 - Sandy

    Amy is thrilled when Sandy (Robin Wright), whom she’d met in Hawaii during group therapy, comes to visit her for a couple of days.

  7. 07 - Lonely Ghosts

    A disturbing dream leads Amy to confront the emptiness in her life – and her lingering feelings for Levi.

  8. 08 - Comrades Unite!

    Friction increases between Amy, Dougie and the staff when she finds herself reported to HR for job deficiencies.

  9. 09 - Consider Helen

    Amy goes off to work, leaving Helen left alone with her thoughts and memories – including those of her late husband, Jim.

  10. 10 - Burn It Down

    After Levi goes ballistic in the middle of the night, Amy convinces him to follow in her footsteps and get treatment at Open Air.