Enlightened 2 Seasons 2013

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Season 2
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(364) IMDb 9.1/10
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6. All I Ever Wanted TV-MA CC

In the giddy afterglow of finding gold in Szidon's emails, Amy lets down her guard with Jeff, and indulges herself in daydreams of building a life with him. The dream comes to an abrupt end, however, when Levi unexpectedly returns from rehab in Hawaii.

Starring:
Laura Dern, Luke Wilson
Runtime:
29 minutes
Original air date:
February 17, 2013

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All I Ever Wanted

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Season 2
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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Todd Haynes
Starring Laura Dern, Luke Wilson
Supporting actors Diane Ladd, Sarah Burns, Timm Sharp, Mike White, Dermot Mulroney, Molly Shannon, Bayne Gibby, Jon Shere, Brent Bradshaw
Network HBO
Producers David Bernad, Laura Dern, Dody Dorn, Jayme Lemons, Mickie Reuster, Gianna Maria Smart, David Branson Smith, Scott Stephens, Eric Tignini, Jason Weinberg, Mike White
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Customer Reviews

Great supporting cast as well.
Thomas
She would've been just like everybody else in the company, living the good life and not asking too many questions.
Baranabus
This show is amazing, it deals with a lot of realities in life and how people really are.
Edith L. Ocampo

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Seraphine Flores on March 28, 2013
Format: DVD
This is a sweetly beautiful show filled with a very complex purity. It was one of my favorite shows. (I am extremely disappointed to see that it was cancelled this month.) In any case, Laura Dern is just superb in her complexity and "cuteness factor". And Mike White, and all the rest of the cast, along with the entire production, are just genius. So very sad to see it cancelled.....But thank you HBO for bringing us this TRUE gift for the two seasons it was on. I am definitely buying the DVD's now.....
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By ggaia60 on August 31, 2013
'Enlightened' is true existential brilliance. Mike White, from the days of 'Chuck & Buck' until this genius collaboration w/ Laura Dern (& DISAGREE strongly about Luke Wilson, think he's terrific) is such an interesting actor, director & writer. Even Jonathan Demme has directed a few episodes. Laura Dern is at her very best in this show - & that's saying a lot. Congrats to all involved. Always regretful but never surprised that a show like this isn't watched by the general public; it's way too real & eccentric.

Can't wait to see what they do next.

And there's always the Amazon Prime crowd...
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By GAPS mama on September 3, 2013
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This season (the last) of Enlightened was such a great pleasure to watch every step of the way. I am grieving the end of this show, which brought us the amazing talents of Laura Dern and Michael White. Episode 5 (or 6) about the "Ghost" was so moving it brought me to tears--so nuanced, beautifully written and acted...Ahh...how sad that this show has to end. I am glad to own Season 2 as I am certain that my husband and I will watch the episodes again. We both loved it! If I could give it 6 stars or more, I would!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By aimee on August 21, 2013
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A very good show with exceptional writing, especially in the voice-overs. A one-of-a-kind show with well-crafted characters and stories and portraits.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Colby on May 23, 2013
Format: DVD
I emailed HBO asking them to please release Enlightened Season 2 on blu-ray. They never responded, which is another slap in the face (the first slap being the cancellation of Enlightened).

Still, the show ends on an okay note instead of one which leaves you hanging (like the finale of Season 1) but Season 1 was released on blu-ray, so why not Season 2?

Is HBO really that stingy that they are only going to release Season 2 on DVD? I don't even buy DVDs anymore.

If ANYONE working for HBO happens to read this...PLEASE tell whoever you need to that fans of the show would like to own both seasons on blu-ray, not just one.

Our show was cancelled. Please, be gentle with us and give us Season 2 on blu-ray. Please.

If you haven't checked out Enlightened yet, I recommend buying Season 1 on blu-ray. I watched Season 1 during a difficult time of my life, and it really picked me up and touched me. I'm sad to see it end, but both Season 1 and Season 2 are well-worth owning on blu-ray. Lets cross our fingers and hope.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Killian HALL OF FAME on April 21, 2013
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What can an everyday person do to help change the world? Enlightened Season Two maps the territory in an erratic, sometimes aimless way that eventually delivers its punch through underplaying (yes, even Laura Dern and her mother try underplaying here, to great result) and some script surprises which I dare not reveal in this public space, eve though the show's been cancelled and anyone who cared for it has doubtless subscribed to HBO and gone for it. But anyhow when the end times came for Enlightened I put aside my grudges and totally embraced the ethos of the show, confusing and arbitrary as it is/was.

I should add that some varied acting helped the pace of Season Two. Viewers, some of us, had a hard time with Laura Dern's continual swing between relentless optimism and Nazimova-like gloom, which occurred in every episode; one wanted to reach out and counsel her, Amy Jellicoe, don't stop taking your meds just because you saw a flower in your mother's garden. And Christa, her assistant, obdurately chipper and phony, and Mike White sitting there looking like the underside of a log in every episode, his lips twitching--well, the director made them all act this way We looked forward to Luke Wilson showing up once in a while not because he's a better actor, nor because he used to be a hunk (sorry, that boat sailed long ago) but because he gave some relief from the one dimensionality of everything else we knew about the world of Enlightened. Southern California is a two-edged sword in this series, one blade ripe for satire of New Age belief in self-improvement, and the other blade trying to cut through the thorny, perdurate fiber of corporate culture with its lies standing in for truth.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ubervita W700 on February 17, 2014
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This show is for anyone who has ever been on the wrong end of a political screwing, OR for the majority of you out there who seem to think that standing beside someone you KNOW is getting hosed might just be contagious somehow/and/or integrity/loyalty/justice simply don't matter all that much to you. You aren't a great loss when it's all said and done, but it does tend to add to the general trauma at the point of impact. Just remember Karma is a, well, you know...

Yup, I got Enlightened too, and to say that this show resonates with me is an understatement. Watching Laura Dern play out my real-life nightmare of having "friends" and former subordinates awkwardly avoid everything from lunch to eye contact, watching her navigate that in-your-face sick humiliating dawning awareness of the patronizing, dismissive behavior of people she had hired, mentored, and been good to through thick and thin-WOW. Please don't let me scare you! This show is a whole lot more entertaining than my reality, but it occurred to me very quickly that someone doing the writing had some inkling of what it's like to be me through those days, and when it gets rough or lonely, I get out this show and know I'm not the only one after all, and-miracle of miracles-I can even laugh a little. A show that is real, that makes you think, feel, laugh, cry, AND help you feel a little less alone in an experience so starkly isolating-that's great performance art, all the way around.

I can't begin to thank you enough for that.
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