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"You cant always get what you want." The Rolling Stones may have said it best, and it seems to be writer Hank Moodys theme song. David Duchovny (X Files) was born to play this sly, sarcastic, self-loathing, and--despite all the meaningless sex, booze, and fist fights--kind character. Writer Moody hates the Los Angeles world he lives in; a world that turned his sharp best-seller into a cheesy date movie, where his young daughter and should-have-been wife (Natascha McElhone) are slipping away into the hands of a rich play-it-safe guy, and where everything he truly wants seems just out of his reach. But the man hasnt lost all hope. "Happy endings may get a bad rap, but they do happen," he assures his daughter. "And when they do, theyre just as true as the unhappy ones." One cant help but hope Hank finds his happy ending, because it's with his family that his soft side surfaces. Hank takes no shame in trying to woo back his "wife" Karen, even if it is in front of her new fiancé. He knows hes meant to be with her--plain and simple--and theres a glint in her eye that always makes you wonder if shes really thinking the same thing. And his daughter Becca? Well, any guy would melt against this guitar-wielding cutie (played by the adorable Madeleine Martin), but Hank really captures the "Ill kick a lot of ass for my daughter" mentality that so many dads harbor. Hes also fully prepared to drop a gorgeous woman at a moments notice to heed his daughters call.
The rest of the cast, including Evan Handler (Sex and the City) and Pamela Adlon (Lucky Louie), provide some surprisingly interesting and hilarious side stories. Just when it seems situations in this show cant get any more ludicrous or disgusting, they most certainly do. Thats the beauty of it. Californication is a dark, coarse, edgy adult comedy. Its also very real, and quite intelligent. --Jordan Thompson
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Well written, well played, some time really funny.
But I can't say I really like it.
I cannot completely grasp my head around the main character.
If he is an alcoholic, a smoker and a drugs user, why is he in such a good physical shape with perfect air.
There is the cliche: alcoholic writer that can write.
His relations with his long time girl friend/wife: Can you really be faithful one week and sleep 2 different woman the next week,
for 3 seasons of the show.
The language: I am not against using the F word or the S word at all, but in this show it is use everywhere even to qualify Father Daughter relation ship.
Is it because I do not live in California, that I do not get this show, or is just Hollywood and most people that make TV shows that
do not live in the same world as me.
I will watch it, but I do not get what is theme of the show really about.
HOWEVER, if you ARE the show 's target audience you'll have a hard time finding a better written program. There's not a whole lot that can be done in a weekly sitcom not done before but what separates this show from the pack is the brilliant writing delivered in a fantastic performance by David Duchovney. Any shortcomings the show has are overcome by the unmatched witty dialog. And despite drinking and casual sex being major themes, the show reminds us that nothing is more important than family!
SERIOUSLY, THE WRITING AND THE WRITERS ARE SECOND TO NONE...IT MOVES RIGHT ALONG AND IS NEVER BORING AND THE SUBJECT MATTER IS ALWAYS SHOCKING AND SLEAZY AND ENTERTAINING, TO SAY THE LEAST, TO SAY THE MOST, I AM NOW ADDICTED TO THE SHOWS....AND WILL EVENTUALLY OWN THEM, ONE SEASON AT A TIME !!!!
SMOKING POT, GETTING HIGH, THE SEX SCENES ARE THE BEST AND JUST TALKING ABOUT WHAT THEY DO TO ONE ANOTHER AND FOR ONE ANOTHER IS A NEW EXPERIENCE FOR ME...I AM SORRY THAT I MISSED THE SERIES WHEN IT STARTED...HOWEVER, NOW I OWN THEM VIA MY VIDEO LIBRARY, SO I CAN KEEP THEM AND ENJOY THEM ANYTIME THAT I AM IN THE MOOD TO WATCH THEM AND ENJOY THEM OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
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All the characters seem to mesh easily.