Californication 7 Seasons 2007

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Season 1
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(570) IMDb 8.1/10
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6. Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder TV-MA CC

Becca's impressive musical performance at a rock concert leads to a romantic, booze-fueled moment for Hank and Karen.

Starring:
David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone
Runtime:
29 minutes
Original air date:
September 17, 2007

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Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

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Season 1
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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Ken Whittingham
Starring David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone
Supporting actors Madeleine Martin, Madeline Zima, Evan Handler, Pamela Adlon, Lance Barber, Michelle Lombardo, Rachel Miner, Daisy Gardner, Dana Woods, Robert Gilling, Jory Glick, Shira Kreitenberg, Myles Trifon, Chelsea Blaine
Season year 2007
Network Showtime
Producers David Duchovny, Gina Fattore, Lou Fusaro, Melanie Greene, Tom Kapinos, Tom Keefe, Ildy Modrovich, Eric Weinberg, Scott Winant
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Customer Reviews

If I can get my mother to like this show, you will too.
Daniel Alta Vista
It's a very fun show to watch, a good mix of funny, sexy, and a bit of drama.
D. Africk
Was there a single episode that didn't include a sex scene?
Jane A Hempton

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111 of 131 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Niksic VINE VOICE on April 9, 2008
Format: DVD
It took me a few episodes to warm up to "Californication." At first I wasn't quite sure what the show was trying to be...maybe "Sex and the City" for men? But it's actually much more than that. The show revolves around Hank Moody (David Duchovny), an author who's been in a bit of a writer's slump ever since his last novel was published seven years ago. Hank longs to return to his hometown of New York City, but remains in California because his former lover, Karen (Natascha McElhone), lives there, along with their teenage daughter, Becca (Madeleine Martin). Hank is still very much in love with Karen, and it's pretty obvious that she still loves him, too. Unfortunately, Karen's engaged to stuffy Bill (Damian Young), and Hank unwittingly has sex with Bill's 16-year-old daughter, Mia (Madeline Zima), who eventually ends up blackmailing Hank and trying to take credit for his latest manuscript. What a mess!

"Californication" also boasts a strong supporting cast. Evan Handler plays Hank's best friend and agent, Charlie. Poor Charlie and his wife, Marcy (Pamela Adlon), experience some problems in the bedroom that lead to both of them cheating on each other with Charlie's hot young assistant, Danni (Rachel Miner). Handler and Adlon are amazingly funny on screen, and they play off each other very well: They're the funniest television couple since Lucy and Ricky Ricardo!

By far, the best thing about this show is its sense of humor. There are some incredibly funny scenes in "Californication" that definitely are among the most hilarious moments in TV history, and that's saying a lot. From Hank throwing up on Bill's priceless painting to the office dominatrix scenes to the three-way/orgy culmination, there are plenty of great scenes to go around.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Robert G Kamperschroer on February 9, 2014
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Loved the first several episodes. Went back to watch more the next day and it asked me to pay if I wanted to watch more. Seriously Amazon?!? What a scam.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By patricia s. carls on February 8, 2014
We finally decided to try Amazon Prime(beyond the free 1 month period). I added this to our watch list since it was offered in our PRIME TV SHOWS.. We went to go watch the next episode (10) saw the $1.99 charge($2.99 for HD) and couldn't figure out what was going on.. but seeing a couple other reviews we knew it was not a glitch.. So what's going on? Why the sudden change AND charge? This being a 7 year old series it should be free... You also have hunt through pages of scattered series to find out how many seasons there are.. That is if you do not search and add to your 'watch list'. Do us a favor (like Netflix) and put all the seasons on one.. not all over the place so it looks like you have more to offer...Some of this review is 'off topic' but don't know where else to put it.. but it needs to be said.. Thank You !!
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42 of 51 people found the following review helpful By frisky2000 VINE VOICE on May 24, 2008
Format: DVD
Not since MILLENNIUM and HOUSE, MD has a new television series caught my attention and held on each and every week. This show is smart, sassy, sexy, serious, funny, sometimes sad, and above all REALISTIC! The characters work perfectly off one another. I never watched David Duchovny in X-Files so I wasn't sure what to expect. He is TOP NOTCH fantastic in this show. He has the character of Hank Moody down to a "T" from voice inflections, sarcasm and facial expression, you always know where his character is coming from. The entire show orbits Hank's daily life. Begin with his love and affection for his ex, Karen, and their young pre-teen daughter, Becca, and end with his utter loathing of the literary world of which he is a part, and you will find a man who is struggling daily to look himself in the mirror and try liking what he sees. He drinks too much, parties too hard, and has sex with women whose names he doesn't even care to know. We all have known people like Hank, therefore, he is very real to nearly every adult watching this show. I especially get a kick out of the way his agent, played with precision by Sex and the City's Evan Handler, is fumbling through a kinky fling with his twenty something secretary while his ever suffering, sex-starved wife is begging for "nooners". The show is definitely for an adult audience, and though it can offend some and be quite irreverant most of the time, it is so well written and such fun that it almost doesn't matter. Add to all this some edgy musical tracks from greats like The Rolling Stones and The Foo Fighters, and you have a divine adult drama/comedy series. I'm thrilled with this release of Season One on DVD and keep my fingers crossed that Californication returns for Season Two, Three, and so on. Watch it once, you'll be hooked.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Shawn on February 9, 2014
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I love this show. Too bad you took it off as soon as I started watching it! I'm very upset by this
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35 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Kelleygirl on February 7, 2014
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We were really enjoying this series but you started charging after the first 8 episodes, what's up with that? Guess we won't be watching any more episodes. This is a 7 year old series, it is not something new that just came out. Very disappointed in prime.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Agustín Prados Castaño on February 8, 2014
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i started watching it last week and i loved it and now it is gone. now i have to pay.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Philip Nolan on February 9, 2014
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I've been kind of annoyed with the selection on Amazon Prime so I was happy when I found this show and started to get into it. Then Suddenly after about 4 or 5 episodes Amazon removed it from Prime and I couldn't watch it anymore. Worth watching though prime? Yes. Would I pay more to keep watching it? No.
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