Enlightened: Season 1 [Blu-ray]
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Credit for the show's success sits squarely on its screenplays and its performances. Therefore, writers and stars Laura Dern and Mike White really must be given accolades for the show's impressive creative arc. I've been a fan of White's since the bizarrely intriguing "Chuck and Buck" (I, also, might be the only person on the planet that laments the early death of his before-its-time nighttime soap opera "Pasadena"). He's found a real collaborator and muse in Dern, who turns in one of the season's most underrated performances as the complex central character.Read more ›
Strangely enough, I watched episode 2 first, not the pilot, and absolutely fell in love (I think the pilot, while not bad, is one of the weaker episodes, so please don't judge the whole series based on it alone). This is a challenging but deeply moving show, which was like catnip for someone who is easily bored by predictable, feel-good characters and storylines bearing little semblance to reality. I devoured the rest of the episodes, and promptly purchased the season 1 DVD as soon as it was released. It is absolutely wonderful, and by far the best DVD purchase I have made in years. There are short segments with Mike White explaining his thoughts about each episode, as well as episode commentaries. My favorite episode and commentary is #9, "Consider Helen." Hearing Laura Dern (who plays Amy) and her real-life mother Diane Ladd (who plays Amy's mother Helen) reminiscing about their own very different relationship, while discussing the relationship of their fictional characters, was an absolute treat.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I liked the show and characters-- it was mostly seemed realistic however the main character was just predictably insane. Her actions were just reckless. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
I loved this first season! I not only love the story, but HOW the story was told. I love the subtle unveiling of each story line & each character. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Michelle Florence
Well acted, but depressing watching someone who is so desperately seeking acceptance, strike out every timePublished 11 days ago by Elaine
Love that the actors are over 30. And dealing with real issues in a humorous but thought provoking way. Laura Derm is awesome and I loved the glimpses of Charles Esten. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Book Groupie
Second episode, still trying to figure things out. Laura Dern is wonderfully maddening as a recovering lunatic. Will see where it goes for the next few episodes. So far so good.Published 11 days ago by Pookie
It seems pretty good so far. I like the intention of the show, some of what happens makes my heart happy and other things I can relate to on a personal level.Published 12 days ago by Alyx C.