I was getting a drink with a friend recently and Enlightened came up. I raved. He hadn’t seen it. I told him he must. Weeks passed, and last night I received a text that he’d finally gotten around to it. Allow me to put words in his mouth - he was overwhelmed.

It’s a relief when something you recommend is well-liked. To feel like an authority on something, even if it’s as insignificant as an HBO drama.

Anyway, this is my favorite snippet from the Regina Spektor song used in the final scene of the series premiere - a beautiful piece of orchestration that confirmed my love for Enlightened almost immediately.

(I stripped the vocals using Audacity, so pardon the residual Spektorizations that couldn’t be scrubbed.)