Created by Mike White and Laura Dern, this half-hour HBO comedy series centers on Amy Jellicoe (Dern), a well-intentioned employee of a Southern California corporation who, after flipping out and going to anger-management rehab, emerges with a singular, if at times hilariously misguided, mission to make her company more responsible. When we last saw her, Amy finally presented her research outlining Abaddonn Industries' toxic sins, but after being laughed out of the room, she became even more determined to expose the company not only as a polluter, but a bastion of corporate greed and corruption.
Having convinced co-worker Tyler (White) to let her use his IT password to retrieve incriminating emails, Season 2 picks up with Amy immersed in gathering evidence against Abaddonn. In this season's eight episodes, Amy enlists the help of journalist Jeff Flender (Dermot Mulroney), and as they work together on a searing exposé, she dreams of a "bigger" life and develops romantic yearnings for the handsome, well-travelled reporter. Meanwhile, Amy's ex Levi (Luke Wilson) is still at Open Air Treatment Center in Hawaii, but it remains to be seen whether he will embrace recovery and return as the man she always wanted him to be. Touching, earnest and laugh-out-loud funny, Season 2 of Enlightened follows Amy along her personal journey to make change - and the unexpected impact it has on those around her.
Last week we reported
about Enlightened - The Complete 2nd Season
, the final season of the show starring Laura Dern. HBO has now formally announced the title, scheduling a DVD version on August 13th
. Our previous report mentioned a pair of Amazon listings for this title, passing on that one of them was a Blu-ray listing showing a December date. As we said, that apparently was a placeholder listing, and the finalized studio announcement only included DVD format, with the August date. Cost is $39.98 for a 2-disc set that includes Audio Commentaries as extras.