Monday, January 7, 2013

Re Laura Dern and Mike White's HBO series ENLIGHTENED.

Television critics these days often focus attention on a few designated-hip series and consign the rest to a sort-of-no-serious-review-zone (i.e. the forceful denial of BOARDWALK EMPIRE's continued existence in Time Warner mag ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY).

ENLIGHTENED begins its second season (paired with Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow's GIRLS) this coming Sunday on HBO.  It's about subjects such as the search for spiritual grace, workplace relations, corporate politics, profiteering, parent/child relations, lingering post-divorce attraction and sailing one's raft across the rivers of disappointment, loneliness and alienation towards something which may be better on the other side.

Buy the Season One DVD/Blu-ray box onsale January 8th; watch as much as possible so you'll be sort-of-ready for Sunday's Season Two premiere.

It's one of the best shows you aren't watching on television.  Trust me.

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