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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall TV Review: Enlightened

This new HBO dramedy surprised me. It plays like an indie movie, with little slices of Laura Dern's life. From the opening scene of her corporate meltdown (laughed my ass off with her screaming face in the elevator as she tries to tear the doors open)to the dramatic inspiring finale as she looks up and see a turtle floating in the water (Yep, i shed a tear). Its well-acted, and a refreshing break from the Showtime dramadies that rely too much on things like cancer (BIG C), addiction (NURSE JACKIE) and mental illness (UNITED STATES OF TARA). A-

1 comment:

Stan said...

I love this show. Excellent writing, directing by Mike White.