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'Enlightened': How Laura Dern's HBO comedy stacks up against the women of Showtime

Season 3 of "Bored to Death" isn't the only reason to look forward to Mondays on HBO this fall. Oct. 10 also marks the premiere of "Enlightened," a spiritual comedy from Mike White ("School of Rock"), starring Laura Dern as a woman changed by a long tenure in therapy. Naturally, during the series panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, this premise drew comparisons to the stable of female-driven comedies on Showtime ("Weeds," "The Big C," Nurse Jackie," etc.). "I feel like there are parallels," says White, who admits to not being too familiar with any of the series. "Tonally, this is pretty different. It has a little more teeth I think. It has darker strains in it."Darker -- but not "Dexter" darker. White got a lot of laughs when he noted that "to make noise in dysfunction land, your main character has to be a serial killer." Dern seems to think... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/07/enlightened-how-laura-derns-comedy-stacks-up-against-the-women-of-showtime.html