Enlightened, the HBO show about Amy Jellicoe, an aspiring agent of change, ended its second tremendous season with Jellicoe royally fucking with the status quo of corporate America. Her radical whistleblowing — while sometimes a world-class annoyance — made her a hero to beleaguered employees and social justice warriors everywhere. She was David, and she cooly swept the floor with Goliath. However, the show itself didn't have the same glorious fate.
Airing every Sunday after Girls, Enlightened left critics — including us — effusing praise over creator Mike White's pioneering vision. However, the viewers didn't follow, and last night, word got out that HBO cancelled the show.