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

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Creator Tom Kapinos claims that the inspiration for the show came from his personal frustration because he worked for 4 years writing on Dawson's Creek (1998) when he didn't feel what he was writing. 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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Lloyd Alan Philips Jr.: What are you reading right now?
Hank Moody: What am I... reading?
Lloyd Alan Philips Jr.: What's on your nightstand right now?
Hank Moody: That's an interesting question. Um, bottle of Heineken, pack of smokes, The Accommodator.
Lloyd Alan Philips Jr.: The Accommodator... like a novel?
Hank Moody: No, no, it's more like a sex toy. A dildo essentially, only you strap it to your head so that the dong part juts out from your chin. It enables you to accommodate your lady by performing oral and penetrado at the same time.
[performs visual demonstration]
Lloyd Alan Philips Jr.: Interesting.
Hank Moody: I think it's ...
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Written by - 'Maria do Céu'
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23 January 2008 | by (Paraguay) – See all my reviews

I can't talk about this show enough. It's just genius. I mean, it's so good it survived 75% of the advertisers pulling off after the pilot because of all the boycotts these sad little organizations were doing. It also survived a lawsuit by Red Hot Chilli Peppers on some crap about the name of their song and the name of the series.

Well, Californication got nominated to 2 golden globes and won one even though it's a series that doesn't cover a big age range. I'm just afraid Hollywood will screw up as it always does and pull the show off the air.

So, I'm telling you people, watch the the first episode and you'll know what you're missing. This series is a gem.


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