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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 Marcy Runkle / ... (80 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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At the Paley Center's 2013 New York television festival, David Duchovny announced that he didn't want Gillian Anderson to work on the show because he wanted to preserve the memory of their partnership on The X Files. See more »

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All coffee cups in the series are empty. This is clear whenever one character passes a cup to another and the sound of the character's hand making contact with the cup is amplified inside the empty cup. See more »

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Dean Stacy Koons: Are you in love with my wife, Hank?
Hank Moody: [pauses] That's a ridiculous question.
Dean Stacy Koons: Well, she seems to be in love with you. Do you feel the same?
Hank Moody: Feel the same...
Dean Stacy Koons: Do you love her?
[long uncomfortable pause, then Becca and Chelsea enter the apartment]
Hank Moody: [immediately shifts attention to them] What... do we have here?
Becca Moody: What are you doing home?
Hank Moody: Uh, wha... school clothes? Is it a snow day?
Chelsea Koons: What are you guys doing here?
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Hank's Theme
Written by - Tree Adams & Tyler Bates
Performed by - Tree Adams & Tyler Bates
Season 1 Soundtrack Title - Temptation - Music From The Showtime Series Californication.
Track 19
Proof URL - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0018Q7K3U/sr=1-3/qid=1439693686/
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Intelligence, wit and sex in one place!
18 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of the best written shows in years. It has so much going on and generally speaking, this is a recipe for disaster. The name tells you this is going to be about sex, drugs and rock 'n roll, and it is. It is also about love, tenderness, trying to keep kids from growing up too fast, dissatisfaction with life and settling for what you think you want.

The dialog pacing is flawless and the humor timing is spot on. Things come at you out of nowhere, delivered in Duchovney's signature deadpan to great effect here. The writing does credit to the English language, albeit it well salted and peppered with expletives. The very best part of this show is that the characters felt well fleshed out from the first 5 minutes and they have continued to feel real. The relationships in the story line are valid and authentic.

In short, it just gets better and better. I find myself watching one of the rebroadcasts nearly every evening and enjoying it more each time.


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