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10 Reasons You Should Be Watching “Enlightened”

In the past six months, anyone mentioning HBO is usually talking about hipster wunderkind Lena Dunham’s “Girls.”  Obviously, they’re turning the channel as soon as the Dunham-saturated credits start rolling, and I suspect they’re probably leaving a bit hungry:  “Girls” is a great appetizer for the rich and hearty entrée that is “Enlightened,” the much less-buzzed-about show that follows at 9:30 p.m. EST.  I like to think of “Enlightened,” the brain child of Mike White and Laura Dern, as the hot, sad widower you meet in a tavern on a rainy night, while “Girls” is that guy that got to be “The Bachelor” twice.

Sadly, instead of both of these quality shows being touted and discussed equally, the “shocking” nudity and “brave” if not gratuitous sexuality featured on Dunham’s show has overshadowed the quietly profound gem that airs right after, and is quite sexy in its own way.

Yada yada, It’s my favorite show on television and it really deserves a thorough look-see! Why? I’ll tell you why… Keep reading »

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