I love this show to death. Mike White and Laura Dern are brilliant. If you haven't seen Enlightened yet, watch it!!! It's my fav. Here's a tid bit from Season 1, episode 7: Lonely Ghosts:
Krista: "Don't you want some love in your life?"
Amy: "Don't I have love in my life?"
Krista: "I don't know, do you?"
Amy's voice over: Is there any love for me anymore?
Where would I find it? Men can be such monkeys. Most of them are so ridiculous. The dumb monuments to their egos, pissing matches and their titles. What happens when the thing that attracts you now repels you? Where do I go from here?
When we're children we are meticulously taught not to talk to strangers. Now as adults it seems as if that’s all we do. Dating and the need to find someone special is a driving force in dulling down our ‘spidy sense’ allowing for frivolous interactions whether it's on the internet, a coffee date, or meeting a guy in a dark bar. But dating and relationships don’t always play out so well. Sometimes the ones we expect to go smoothly can take an unpleasant turn leaving you disappointed and thinking: I shaved my ass for this? Follow me into the gay dating [and otherwise] arena, which can be filled with bad decisions, angst, and sometimes, downright cruelty. These cautionary tales are to remind us that maybe our mothers were right in trying to paint the act of talking to strangers with such a dangerous hue. So, to all my city gays out there: read and learn.