Picture this: a woman has a nervous breakdown at work. She goes away to a rehabilitation center in Hawaii where she experiences a spiritual awakening, and discovers meditation and the importance of communication. After a couple of months, she returns home … to real life … the life that caused her to have a nervous breakdown to begin with.
This is the premise of HBO’s newest original series, “Enlightened,” with new episodes on Monday nights at 9:30 p.m., starring Laura Dern, Luke Wilson and Diane Ladd. (See video below for a recap from the pilot episode).
Now, while many of us have not had a nervous breakdown, we can certainly relate to the struggle of maintaining newfound serenity in the midst of, well, life!
Dern plays Amy Jellicoe, who when she returns home from Hawaii, sets out to continue with meditation, improve communication with her mother (played by her real-life mother, Diane Ladd), and create a healthy relationship with her ex-husband (played by Luke Wilson). But this turns out to be more difficult that she thought!
Have you seen the show? Let us know what you think!