A star isn't born.
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.
In keeping with the New Year's spirit, it's out with the old, in with the new at HBO.
Saturday Night Live's collective IQ is about to drop a bazillion points, but Megan Hauserman is back on the back burner, so it's not all that bad? Maybe?
If you can stop yourself from chanting USA! USA! for a sec, check out today's news. There's gossip about the Oscars in it!