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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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2014   2013   2012   2011   2009   2008   … See all »
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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He's in way too deep. (Season 2) 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Showtime renewed Californication for a third season, which premiered on Sunday September 27, 2009 at 10 pm. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dean Stacy Koons: Are you in love with my wife, Hank?
Hank Moody: [pauses] That's a ridiculous question.
Dean Stacy Koons: Well, she seems to be in love with you. Do you feel the same?
Hank Moody: Feel the same...
Dean Stacy Koons: Do you love her?
[long uncomfortable pause, then Becca and Chelsea enter the apartment]
Hank Moody: [immediately shifts attention to them] What... do we have here?
Becca Moody: What are you doing home?
Hank Moody: Uh, wha... school clothes? Is it a snow day?
Chelsea Koons: What are you guys doing here?
[...]
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Californication - End Credits
Written by - Tree Adams & Tyler Bates
Performed by - Tree Adams & Tyler Bates
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Intelligence, wit and sex in one place!
18 September 2007 | by theladydragonflySee 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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