In Mike White's new half-hour indie movie-esque Enlightened, Laura Dern stars as Amy Jellicoe, a former corporate woman who has a traumatic breakdown at work, and is now trying to piece her life together after a stint in rehab. The premise had me intrigued and gave me hopes that this struggling lady could fill the void left by the cancellation of United States of Tara. But after being disappointed by the pilot and trying again with the next two episodes, I'm closing the book on this one and moving on to more calming places myself. I think Zen-seeking Amy would want that for me. Or maybe she'd flip me off. Frankly, I don't really care.
The biggest problem for the new TBS comedy Ground Floor isn't that it's yet another workplace sitcom, but that it's a workplace sitcom with a premise that's already been achieved to perfection by the likes of The Office, The IT Crowd, and Enlightened. Ground Floor may have a very similar concept as those three (the cultural and financial differences between the self-absorbed higher-ups upstairs and the everyday people working beneath them, literally and figuratively), but it lacks one key element that made them rise above the pack: an original sense of humor.
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