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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Showtime [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled David Duchovny Series 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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In Australia there was a backlash from conservative groups who opposed the explicit nature of the program. Conservative columnist Andrew Bolt criticised the program in the Australian newspaper the Herald Sun for the pilot's opening dream scene, in which a nun performs oral sex on Hank Moody in a church. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Hank Moody: I can do that.
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Referenced in Suburgatory: Homecoming (2012) See more »

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El Cielo
Written by Niko Schabel
Performed by Niko Schabel (as Radio Citizen)
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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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