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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Hank Moody smokes the same fictional cigarette brand ("Morleys") as the "Cigarette Smoking Man" from The X-Files 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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Hank Moody: [to Becca] There's no excuse for my behavior. There's no defense if somebody got hurt, especially you. But I need you to know that I started out with the best of intentions. I guess I just wanted them all to see it - the thing that makes them special. I guess that's all anybody wants is to be seen, to be recognized. Then the lines get blurry and the fact that your mom and I are in such a weird place... Yeah... it's a big stinkin' mess. But I am sorry if I let you down, sweetie. I don't know how ...
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.16 (2008) See more »

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Written by - Tree Adams & Tyler Bates
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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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