A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions.

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 Hank Moody (84 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Karen (84 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Charlie Runkle (84 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Becca Moody (74 episodes, 2007-2014)
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Hank Moody- a self loathing, narcissistic author struggles to overcome writers block while balancing his occasional drug use, alcoholism, and borderline sex addiction all the while trying to get back together with his girlfriend and raise his teenage daughter. Written by ZachMichalik

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Hank Moody... No man is more committed to a midlife crisis. See more »

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Untitled David Duchovny Series  »

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In response of multiple voices asking him to invite Gillian Anderson to guest staring in Californication as a Hank's lover, Duchovny always affirmed that he'd never do it because he wanted to preserve their special relationship as Mulder and Scully. See more »

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All iPhones are clearly not being used for calls when characters have telephone conversations using them. Sometimes they are clearly on the home screen of the phone or on the dial pad of the phone--not mid phone call. See more »

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Dean Stacy Koons: Hello, Hank.
Hank Moody: Good morning, Stacy.
Dean Stacy Koons: The front door was open.
Hank Moody: I can be, uh, very neighborly that way.
Dean Stacy Koons: You never called me Stacy before. I wonder why.
Hank Moody: I don't know. It kind of just rolled trippingly off the tongue this morning.
Dean Stacy Koons: Oh, something must be different. Ah, that's right. You fucked my wife.
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Referenced in Suburgatory: Homecoming (2012) See more »

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A Beira Mar
Written by - 'Ive Mendes'
Performed by - 'Ive Mendes'
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A solid new comedy series with top drawer performance from Duchovny
11 October 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

From its controversial opening scene to its excellent finale, the first episode of "Californication" sets the tone for the series. Stylishly directed by the always-reliable Stephen Hopkins, the pilot is thoroughly entertaining adult comedy. Watching the first episode reminded me a little of a modern Blake Edwards' production.

The cast are excellent, especially David Duchovny as the seedy Hank Moody, a man whose mid-life crisis is on display for all to see, from his Porsche to his constant bed-hopping.

The script is sharp and the whole show exudes quality.

Recommended.


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