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Californication 

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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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Tom Kapinos
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Cast

Series cast summary:
David Duchovny ...  Hank Moody 84 episodes, 2007-2014
Natascha McElhone ...  Karen 84 episodes, 2007-2014
Evan Handler ...  Charlie Runkle 84 episodes, 2007-2014
Pamela Adlon ...  Marcy Runkle / ... 80 episodes, 2007-2014
Madeleine Martin ...  Becca Moody 74 episodes, 2007-2014
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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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Official Sites:

Showtime

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Tom Kapinos Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Hank Moody (David Duchovny) smokes the same fictional cigarette brand ("Morleys") as the "Cigarette Smoking Man" from The X-Files (1993). In The X Files, Duchovny's character Mulder and the Cigarette Smoking Man are bitter enemies. 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 »

Quotes

Dean Stacy Koons: [to Felicia] We're gonna be discussing this in therapy...
Hank Moody: That's an excellent idea! Therapize the fuck outta this shit!
Dean Stacy Koons: And you're coming with us, Hank.
Hank Moody: Uh, that's an awful idea.
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Fresh, witty entertainment
15 September 2007 | by cptnspoon19See 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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