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Californication 

A writer tries to juggle his career, his relationship with his daughter and his ex-girlfriend, as well as his appetite for beautiful women.

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Hank Moody- a self loathing, narcissistic author struggles to overcome writer's 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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David Duchovny's character was based on modern Los Angeles writer Charles Bukowski. See more »

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When leaving Hank's room, Sandy alternates between having a bag on her shoulder and not having a bag on her shoulder in different shots. 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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Written by - Ben Trokan & Steven Mercado
Performed by - Robbers on High Street
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Duchovny's Back and He's Got the Goods!
18 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

I can't remember when I laughed so steadily from start to finish of a new show. Family Guy? Perhaps. In Californication Showtime has one of its strongest hits . . . ever. The writing is bitingly crisp, intelligent and fresh. Duchovny's delivery has the timing of a master comic actor and his portrayal of Hank is winning. As with the very best of comedies, beneath the bubbly surface of Californication is a show that in a single episode reveals richly drawn characters of depth and purpose. Hank's lecherousness, womanizing, wry wit and in-your-face bluntness succeed only partially in covering up a complex (or perhaps merely complicated?) man who appears to be facing all of his mid life crisis's at once. Every note in this comic symphony was perfectly struck and I look forward to getting to know Hank - and the rest of his gang - better as the weeks go by. Bravo Showtime!


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