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    HBO's Accidental Feminism, From Lena Dunham's Hannah Horvath to Laura Dern's Amy Jellicoe

    With the recent finale of the second season of “Girls,” and the “Enlightened” season finale still resonating in my mind, I’ve been thinking more and more about the characters from both shows. The upcoming new season of “Veep” is only a few weeks away, too, and, even though it’s a more stylized comed...

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    Farewell to HBO's Under-Appreciated 'Enlightened'

    The reaction on the Twittersphere was immediate and noisy to HBO's announcement that it was killing the critically praised but underwatched tragi-comedy "Enlightened," starring Laura Dern (who won a Golden Globe for her turn as sunny but frustrated corporate employee Amy Jellicoe), Mike White (creat...

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    HBO Cancels 'Enlightened': 'It was a very difficult decision'

    Last night, Buzzfeed's Kate Aurthur broke the news that "Enlightened" will not be back for a third season. HBO confirmed this soon after.

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    Now and Then: 'Enlightened' and the Perfect TV Ending

    Saying farewell to a beloved series is tough going, so I was gratified to have "Enlightened" do it for me. Even if its cancellation isn't yet assured, "Agent of Change," the second season's finale, felt like a goodbye nonetheless -- and a perfect one at that.

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    Mike White on Todd Haynes, Romanticizing Goodness and the Exquisite Awkwardness of 'Enlightened'

    Mike White is, at the moment, a man in limbo. His HBO series "Enlightened" has two episodes left in its second season, and its future is uncertain -- ratings are up from season one, but it's still attracting half the audience that tunes in for "Girls," the show with which its...

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    Watch: The Trailer for Season Two of 'Enlightened' Sets Laura Dern's Revolution to the Sounds of fun. (Video)

    The trailer for the show's second season looks pretty great, with Dern's Amy Jellicoe working to take down Abaddonn Industries from within to the sound of fun.'s "Some Nights."

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    HBO Sets Premiere Dates for Sophomore Seasons of 'Girls,' 'Enlightened'

    Both Lena Dunhaum's HBO series about four young women in their early 20s trying to figure out life in New York and Mike White's about a former executive (Laura Dern) who's rejoined the workforce after a breakdown and recovery will be returning in the new year.

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    'The Master' Review: Egotists and the Cultists Who Love Them

    With its expansive 70 mm images, The Master almost pounces on you as it announces its epic scope and ambition – even though the impressive vistas of the sea don’t have anything to do with the heart of the film. In its intelligent, chilly essence, Paul Thomas Anderson’s film is...

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    Watch: Teaser for 'Enlightened' Season Two Finds Laura Dern Promising 'There Is a Mutiny Brewing!'

    Mike White's oddball comedy "Enlightened" returns to HBO for a second season in January (alongside season two of "Girls") for more of Laura Dern's impressive performance as Amy Jellicoe, a corporate executive looking to reinvent herself and improve life for those around her after a breakdown.

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