Laura Dern is back for the second season of Enlightened on HBO. She plays Amy, “a self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening becomes determined to live an enlightened life, creating havoc at home and work” (IMDb). Enlightened is a sophisticated mix of drama and comedy; dramedy. It definitely enters the realm of a ‘dark comedy’ as it depicts issues like depression and spirituality. Enlightened may seem a bit dry or light at times, but that’s when the writing, acting and themes flaunt their heaviness and pull on your heart strings.
Season 2 of Enlightened premieres January 13th 2013 on HBO.