An HBO original series from creators Mike White and Laura Dern, "Enlightened" stars Dern in her Golden Globe-winning role as Amy Jellicoe, who comes home to California after a stay at a holistic treatment facility, the result of having a mental breakdown at work triggered by her self-destructive ways. Amy returns to her old life with a new cultivated approach and perspective, involving daily meditation and inner healing. She moves in temporarily with her somewhat-estranged mother (Diane Ladd, Dern's real-life mum), and reconnects with her ex-husband, Levi (Luke Wilson), who is struggling with his own demons and addictions. Amy is rehired at Abaddonn Industries, but assigned to a demeaning position. There Amy uncovers corporate abuse and corruption that fuels her quest to make a change in the lives of others. But although Amy wants to be an ''agent of change" in the world, those who/ know her best are skeptical of her latest intentions.