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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Hank references Michael Ealy's character (Pearl's dad) as Lenny Kravitz, because he looks a bit like him. Pearl is played by Zoë Kravitz, whose real dad is Lenny Kravitz. 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: Sorry for the mess on the rug. I didn't know your wife was such a squirter.
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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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Fresh, witty entertainment
15 September 2007 | by (Ypsilanti, MI, USA) – See all my reviews

I just watched the pilot on-demand and I have to say I am thoroughly impressed by this show. David Duchovny was a pure gem to watch as the sardonic and hapless writer in the surreal realm of Southern California. The dialogue is top-notch, the plot is thick and juicy. Hank is a deep, 3-dimensional character that we seldom see on television. Though he is definitely damaged, there is something in his tribulations that audiences can relate to. His difficulty in writing is a situation I have felt many times when I sit down at the keyboard. Similarly, I empathize with his relationship problems. The problems he faces are problems that real people face brought to life in a very funny, unique way.

With this show, Weeds, The L Word and Dexter, Showtime is becoming the new HBO. That being said I really hope this show keeps the spark that made the pilot so good for the full run of the series.


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