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 its 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 fiance. 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.Sophisticated and unique, this comedy centers on novelist Hank Moody (David Duchovny) who struggles to raise his 13-year-old daughter, while still carrying a torch for his ex-girlfriend. His obsession with truth-telling and self destructive behavior -- drinks drugs and relationships -- are both destroying and enriching to his career.
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David Duchovny is a FANTASTIC actor. For this reason and this reasonalone I was able to stomach the first 2 seasons. There are some reallyintense scenes - like when Hank's book is stolen and Mia claims it asher own... But Hank and his Ex-almost-wife have a terrible relationshipthat just ruined the show for me... I mean, they are together then theyaren't then they are then they aren't... I mean Jesus Christ! How manytimes can they break up before the audience just says "Hm... I thinkI've stopped caring"?! The acting is terrific and at times, so is thewriting - but sometimes it plays off like a "Sex and the City" forguys... Don't get me wrong, I hate Sex and the City as much as anyself-respecting male, but I can't help but seeing some similarities...Anyways, if it weren't for the terrible Ex-lover relationship going onand on and on, then I would still be watching the show.
Anyone who sincerely loves this show for what it is should definitelyread anything written by Charles Bukowski. He writes himself into hisown stories as "Henry" aka "Hank." The name is not the only similaritybetween this author and what the show Californication is portraying.Hank (the original Charles Bukowski version) is also an alcoholicwomanizer who never finds complete satisfaction with any woman he iswith, which of course makes for realism and good comedy. For more infoon how this is a rip-off or info on the REAL HANK, simply Google"Charles Bukowski Californication" or see:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_BukowskiF**K the so-called "writers" and creators of this show. It is acomplete disgrace to an incredible writer and person who died in hisown art/disease.I HIGHLY recommend Bukowski's 1978 novel entitled Women.
American television is going to hell. Quality writing is qualitywriting, but I feel like people think that if a show swears a lot anduses the f-word a lot, then it's "edgy" ooohh. First of all, no.I like this show, I'm 3/4 into the first season, the only problem isthat it's vulgar for the sake of being vulgar. I swear a LOT, and Imean a LOT, and it's usually accidental because that's just howswearing is, it comes out of our mouth when we least expect it and thatway it's natural, but this show, everybody says the f-word and thes-word in EVERY sentence, many times twice up to three times asentence. Nobody swears that much in real life. Nobody. And that's whatdrives me crazy. You know how you can tell when some people swear justto sound cool, and you can so tell when they're doing that because theswear word is overdone or oversaid where it just seems out of place andit just makes them look really lame? That's exactly what this show islike, they're trying too damn hard to be cool, when from the beginning,they were already cool, so in trying to be hard to be cool, thatnegates the show's coolness and they just look like that wannabe dorkin high school who's trying too hard to be cool by swearing a lot, andthat dork's name is Californication.Swearing should be like an art, it should be used to punctuatesomething really funny or profound, because that's how we use it inreal life, but in this show, when they use it in almost EVERY sentence,it just feels like it's trying to hard to be edgy, and it's notrealistic at all. And I live in L.A., a lot of the stuff that happensin this show, I've seen happen in real life, but it's just too MUCH.It's trying TOO hard to be controversial, and trying TOO hard to becool by using the f-word and the s-word a lot, but it's just lookingreally stupid in the end, and the dialogue just becomes vapid.Also, Evan Handler is REALLY f-ing annoying, I agree with everybodyelse, and it's hard to believe that he is the best friend of this guybecause he has no redeeming qualities. It's like, you want to careabout the people on this show, but it's just like so much disgustingfilth happens, I just feel like I want to take a shower after everyepisode.I like the love story of David and his ex-wife or whatever, but Iswear, it's so disgusting everything else that happens and everythingelse everybody else says, if there's a heart at the end of all the crapthat happens, then people will watch, but it just feels like they'rebeing outrageous and vulgar for the sake of being outrageous and vulgarActually they're doing that because they think it's edgy. It's not.
In spite of what others have said about the "depressed writer clichÃ©,"I see "Californication" as a reflection of where we are as an agingsociety of single, urban adults; people who struggle with issues ofrelevance, ongoing self-discovery and identity. It's about where a lotof us who have found success in our lives often find ourselves in our40's and 50's. Though Hank's endless sexcapades are a tad over the top,he still stands in shoes not unlike a growing number of others who seetheir own reflections in Hank. Duchovny does a superb job in his role;absolutely superb. The supporting cast is also as talented as they arerelevant to each and every role. I wish I'd written the damn thing,frankly.
after "dexter" this is the only other serial(in recent years and whichdid not make me fall asleep at least) which seems to me has SOMEoriginality. yet one episode after another, i found that there arecertain issues that are misleading at best, mostly because the wholeproduction tries to take itself much to serious and is nowhere close of"getting there".(if this would stay a comedy without "life lessons"would be an absolutely great show!)for quick example take episode 5 with the teacher that so casually is"banging" some of his students; while David Duchovny's character intheory upholds the moral ground, the general impression viewer is leftwith is that of how "common" those "issues" are in todaysschools...(!?). immediately after this ,on the live radio show, thecharacter ties that, indirectly but obviously, to all internet users asa "sub-culture of idiots". and then his "girlfriend" 's reaction makessure that the viewer will have no choice but to agree with him...thereare many issues as such promoted throwout the serial,one has to seethem for himself/herself.David Duchovny character gives many wrong impressions;one of them(andmost obvious) is that oh how apparently California is full of womenthat want to "get down" on hourly bases. the whole approach towardswomen in general ,is that of "broads", too "smart" or too "stupid". youhave the "heroine" Natascha McElhonen as the "cool" one(even she haslots and lots of surrealistic dialogs on relationship topics at least)and besides that, all females just want to "get down" by any meansnecessary with David Duchovny, that for his credit has LOTS of flare,but acts like the clichÃ© of of a "classy", "civilaized" "bad-boy".heportrays that type of a man good for "one night stand"(therefore themen are as "shallow" as the women,... just having it from the oppositeperspective).he seems to have morals and ethics but only out ofself-gratifications .there are so many scenes where he literally getspicked up by all this nymphs(especially the first 2 episodes thatdefinitely attempt to "shock" and "incite" addiction in a subliminalform. another clichÃ© , just like any other boring serials, is that ofhaving ONLY pretty women in front of the cameras. while as a straightmale i love watching women breasts and butts, here "those" are abundantbut without much point towards being funny or making a "punch" scene,or progressing the plot itself. the whole relationship issues are thoseof self-gratification regarding both sexes. yet there are too many"conservative" undertones placed in a "liberal" nutshell just so theyCOULD appeal to all viewers.(except the ones of color, the movie hasquiet a few racial slurs, borders racist language and some aspects of"rightfull" "supremacy")do not get me wrong, there are many scenes that are outright hilarious(the stealing of the dog for example, the art paintings part, Hank Moodysarcasm and sometimes quiet witty dialogs, etc). all i try bring tolight are the aspects of subliminal messages that are absolutelyabundant and works hard at influencing your inner desires of varioussorts.watching the serial from an overall perspective i think it isonly just another marketing advertisement towards Hollywood culture;one that is "artisticaly" fabricated to create a "better" consumer.thisis great entertainment for mature audiences, and by that i mean peoplethat are not easily influenced by "trends" and "brands" such asteenagers generally are by this "shows". while RATED for "matureaudiences" it is clear to me that the young ones are very much a targetas well.
Hank Moody. There is no greater paradox of a person than Hank Moody onTV. He is a man so in love with a woman he can't have that it has madehis life impossible for him to stand. He is a writer who can't write,he drinks, smokes and screws too much. But at the same time he is agentlemen. So many male characters on TV are notorious for sleepingaround, but despite the fact Hank Moody can score with almost in womanhe meets, he remains faithful whenever he is in a relationship. Well,the few times is in one anyway. His character is amazingly complex andnothing but a walking contradiction.If the other characters in this series were as interesting and originalas Hank it would get a perfect ten. Karen, Hanks true love, is often awonderful pair for Hank, but occasionally she wants to have things bothways too often. Wanting to be with Hank, but constantly holding hispast against him can chafe after the third time in twelve episodes. AndCharlie Runkle, Hanks best friend and agent, becomes more of acaricature with each episode. But his wife is hysterical as kinky, andcrude drug addict. And Becca is a perfect example of a girl growing upin a dysfunctional world thanks to the complex relationship between andHank and Karen, and dealing with devolving social world that is LA. Andthat is one of Hank's biggest problems: stuck in a city he can't stand.Because let's face it, LA is just not the place for, "an analog guy ina digital world."
My only criticism would be that they should make at least two series ayear !! My only criticism would be that they should make at least twoseries a year !! My only criticism would be that they should make atleast two series a year !! My only criticism would be that they shouldmake at least two series a year !! My only criticism would be that theyshould make at least two series a year !! My only criticism would bethat they should make at least two series a year !! My only criticismwould be that they should make at least two series a year !! My onlycriticism would be that they should make at least two series a year !!My only criticism would be that they should make at least two series ayear !! My only criticism would be that they should make at least twoseries a year !! My only criticism would be that they should make atleast two series a year !! My only criticism would be that they shouldmake at least two series a year !! My only criticism would be that theyshould make at least two series a year !!
This show seems to be a long string of clichÃ©s, each one more tiredthan the other. Duchovny's character is a novelist suffering fromwriter's block who's p.o.'d because his book was made into a lousymovie and he's got a daughter with his ex-girlfriend, whom he missesbut they're not together because she cheated, blah blah blah. Now he'sskidding slowly but surely to the bottom, his only possible savinggrace being the fact that he can still get it up. The pilot did include some outrageous scenes and clever dialogue, butit felt like outrageousness-for-the-sake-of-outrageousness to me; itjust didn't ring true. The last scene shows Duchovny getting all mistythinking about the past, with his girlfriend and daughter, played outto the strains of a cover of Rocket Man. For this they cancelled Huff?8/21/07 : Watched the second ep last night, just to see if it hadimproved since the pilot, and this one was even worse. Note to thewriters: when the high point in a show is 2 naked people projectilevomiting, you've got some 'splainin' to do. Obnoxious is not the newwitty, nor will it ever be.
This is a bad copy-paste life of Charles Bukowski in his book refereedas Hank Kinaski. Only put in 21 century. Modern stuff for modern kids.In episode 3 series 1, there is a reference of a movie by Hanks (DavidDuchovnys) book, a movie called A Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Thereis a movie made in Germany in 1987 called Crazy love.(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092794/) It was inspired by the novels ofCharles Bukowski. If you really love Bukowski, you wont like theseries, cause its so looks like his life, but more glamorous version ofit. If u watch it for anything watch it cause tits and asses. If youlike real thing by a book by Bukowski, and turn the TV off.
Fellow Princeton grad David Duchovny has done it again. I just simplylove the tone of this series and its somewhat sarcastic, cynical anddry but witty and affectionate humor on reality. I gave this series ashot because of David Duchovny but didn't expect anything like this.I'd have to say that "Californication" is simply one of the besttelevision series of all time. I really have nothing bad to say aboutthis show. Fornication, boobs and sex, all in sophisticated but notdouche form with cynical point of view from its main character 'HankMoody' is great. Hope this series can continue and for the readers ofthis review, "If you haven't seen it, do it now!"
After seeing the pilot and first few shows, I was on a high. Afterseeing it till the end of the 1st season, I feel quite differently.Many reviewers have mentioned what is wonderful: the superb dialogue,the humor and the fact that all the actors are extremely talented. Thevisuals are zingy, too; I love the opening scenes that introduce eachshow. They are quirky, fun and poignant. This show, at its best, hasthese qualities going for it, too. Unfortunately, though,Californication has nose-dived on several accounts. The first and mostproblematic is the central relationship between Karen and Hank. Forthis to work, we must deeply resonate with the romantic tension andpassionate-but-restrained heat generated by both actors. This is more atask than a pleasure, I find. Natascha McElhone, (Karen) is a veryskilled actress and she's also quite lovely. (But she's thin, way toothin. She looks like she's courting Anorexia, as does Dani, anothercharacter on the show). I don't believe Hank is still pining forKaren's Eco-Princess/Architect paragon of Ex-ness. There *is*believable tenderness expressed by both, but the heat between themfalls flat, for some reason. David Duchovny, Mr. Hank Moody, himself,is the very best thing about this show. He's the wild-card characterviewers love to identify with (and pine for). Still, with so much goingfor him, he's beginning to grate on the nerves. His slurry, slowed-downdelivery is very appropriate for a man wasted by depression, booze andcigs. Hank is just Too dreary, though. He's hitting all his notes inlaid-back neutral, especially with Karen. Another character, Mia,brings some much needed punch (ahem) to Hank. Mia possesses a beguilingTrickster energy (as does Hank, for that matter). Karen lacks this.When Marci (Hank's agent's hot wife) calls Karen the "Prim Reaper",this is not only really funny, but it's true. Marci, actually, would bea better match for Hank than Karen. Karen comes across as too precious,too perfectly beautiful and too remote to really be able to push Hank'sbuttons. Hank's turgid moroseness needs some real fire to play off of.It's easy to see that Karen would be far happier if married to Hank'srival, Bill. When Hank, Karen, and daughter, Becca drive off in a gloryof ruined Wedding Day triumph, I did not feel exhilaration. Instead, Ithought: well, here's for a tedious Season Two of wondering if Hank andKaren can *really* make a go of it. Yawn-fest dead ahead. Anotherirritating quality: the tendency for Hank to get any and every hotyoung beauty who parades across his line of vision. Granted, Hank is ahandsome, charismatic fellow. He's also experienced some impressivesuccess in HollyWeird, with his novel being made into a truly awful,yet wildly popular movie (the jabs at TomNKatie are quite amusing).Hank is said to love women, but, somehow, they all are toned, young andbeautiful. Color me: unsurprised. After a while, the gymnastics becomedull. The tender bond between Hank and his daughter, Becca, is verysweet; a saving grace of the show. Such a shame, then, that young,precocious Becca begins to become tiresome, too. The storyline of herlearning to play the guitar and then, seemingly overnight, fronting acool "garage" band is flawed...deeply flawed. She's only 12 or 13. Didshe have to become Pink-in-Training quite so soon? (Yikes, I'm withBill on the whole should Becca play at the wedding, thing). AbigalBreslin's character, in Little Miss Sunshine, would have been theperfect daughter for Hank. She is both precocious and genuinely sweet.Madeleine Martin, the young actress who portrays Becca, is undeniablytalented, but her Becca has become both too mature and too cold. (Themost moving moment was when Hank carried her away from a party whereshe was in over her head). Evan Handler (Hank's agent) and Pamela Adlon(Marci) are great, as is Madeline Zima (Mia). How sad, then, thatCalifornication is going down a lot of very well-worn, expected paths.I wanted to love this show, and I did. Then, it made me feel used. Igot tired of Hank's preoccupation with himself and his preciouswriter's block (helpful tip for the show: have Hank work at asupermarket, to get in touch with that True Depression vibe). I hate todo it, but I might not be able to come back to Californication unlessthe writers give this show a good shake-up and get rid of the moretired clichÃ©s. Let's have Karen gain some much needed weight and becomemessier. David Duchovny's Hank should endeavor to put more variation inthe delivery of his lines and maybe even find love with a fat woman (inHollyWeird that would be someone that is a Size 0 instead of 00, Iguess). I want more, Much more from David Duchovny. Don't be anothergreat lay in the sack who leaves a bad aftertaste. We deserve a lotmore from you, given the promise of the first show.
Wow! Season 6 is brilliant. Hilarious throughout, well written and forthose such as myself with an eye for detail, brilliant continuity.The writing and direction provide much more realism (than previously)to what seems like Hank's unrealistic lifestyle. Marcy to Stu as hestarts to perform an "act" ..."take your glasses off" all the waythrough to when Hank blows a kiss at Atticus in the last episode. Theattention to detail and the huge effort put into delivering great oneliners at the right moment made this a joy to watch....and I am this far through my review without yet mentioning MaggieGrace! I could spout for ages about the "obvious" qualities of MG,however she played such a fantastic Faith that by the end of the seriesmy jealousy of Hank was that he managed to have such a greatrelationship with her rather than just the inter-relations he had. Thecasting of Tim Minchin as Atticus was genius. Natasha, Madeleine, Evanand Pamela just get better as Karen, Becca, Jean-Luc and Marcy. Davidplays Hank so well that I often wonder as I am sure everybody does...isthis just a parody of his own life? Just one question though; did David forgo a personal trainer to makehis character even more realistic ;)I hope season 7 sees some cameos from season 6.
Californication is an excellent series, although it probably takesabout 3 or 4 episodes to really engross. After initial scepticism aboutwhat the series was trying to achieve, I absolutely loved it. DavidDuchovny is excellent, as are all the cast. I don't think the showclaims to be anything other than fun, deserving credit at a time wheremany television series seemingly aim only for some edge or twist overeach other (take note producers of John From Cincennatti). Taking thisinto account, Californication does provide some moments of slycommentary about family, marriage, love, sex and the arts industry.Basically it's really good television, produced, scripted and actedwith tongue firmly in cheek. The appeal of this series is that itmanages to achieve a fine balancing act between the commercial soaperyof television shows such as Brothers & Sisters, and the cynical,intelligent comedy of The Larry Sanders Show. If these guys produce asecond series, great, if not, I'm really glad I caught it first timearound.
I just watched the pilot on-demand and I have to say I am thoroughlyimpressed by this show. David Duchovny was a pure gem to watch as thesardonic and hapless writer in the surreal realm of SouthernCalifornia. The dialogue is top-notch, the plot is thick and juicy.Hank is a deep, 3-dimensional character that we seldom see ontelevision. Though he is definitely damaged, there is something in histribulations that audiences can relate to. His difficulty in writing isa situation I have felt many times when I sit down at the keyboard.Similarly, I empathize with his relationship problems. The problems hefaces are problems that real people face brought to life in a veryfunny, unique way.With this show, Weeds, The L Word and Dexter, Showtime is becoming thenew HBO. That being said I really hope this show keeps the spark thatmade the pilot so good for the full run of the series.
It all started with Duchovy getting a bl****** from a hot blonde. Imust confess that all the sex scenes are handled very intelligently andsometimes with loads of humor esp. the one in which hez seen gettingpunched a young woman. Then out of nowhere you realize that hez a guywho has a family which has broken because of his philandering. I likethe way the daughter and father relationship is shown. They are shownto be frens. Duchovy is shown as a person who is hell bent on ruininghis life but that;s one side of him..his reaction to his wife leavinghim. He so very loves her that everything seems to be secondary infront of the agony of separation and seeing her getting married toanother person. Everything seems so real that i could not point out asingle thing that would not/could not happen with a ordinary personlike me. It is so close to reality. Everyone is shown with their greysides. Everyone is weak or more human than any other series on theblock. Being from India this is was a great cultural experience for mecoz i got some real insight of the society people live in. This wascompletely different from the ones portrayed by the movies and hell lotof other soap operas. This show has everything from entertainment toreal serious philosophies. It never questions you anything but it getsyou to a corner and leave you with no choice but to ponder upon theintricacies of life. Life is complex...this series doesnot make it abit simple yet it very simply and subtly portrays the complexity on thescreen. I am eagerly waiting for the 2nd season and see how theprotagonist is able to cope up with the marital bliss that he isblessed with for a 2nd time.
I recently happened upon a movie on Showtime, of all places, it starredthe late great John Ritter as a hard partying writer, who easily bedswomen and was married to the love of his life, now divorced, whounderstood him better than anyone else. He also has a son who he's notbeen attending to but whom he loves. Change the boy to a girl and youhave Californication. I swear Duchovny, whom I admire must've seen thisfilm or the show-runner(Tom Kapinos) did and borrowed very heavily fromthis Blake Edwards movie called "Skin Deep." See it and tell meotherwise but it's too apparent and astonishing in all the coincidencesfor it not to have been a direct influence. Don't get me wrong, I am afan of Californication and if you should see John Ritter in Skin Deep,he brings a complex performance in an otherwise cheesy comedy, thatDuchovny as well, does the same. But in a less cheesy comedy.
Duchovny is perfectly cast here as Hank Moody, and delivers his wittyand wry lines with tongue firmly implanted in his cheek. Playing atalented but dysfunctional writer in the middle of a mid-life crisis,Duchovny's character is spot on. He can't pass a whiskey glass or askirt and they even throw in a Porche for him to drive, in case yourmind drifts. Only this is his mid-life crisis so we can laugh at it.It's OK. Natascha McElhone, having survived the Hungarian Revolution onThe Company, gets to do something fun this time. This is good. She'sboth talented and HOT! I laughed pretty much through the entire first episode and I'm lookingforward to just how badly Moody...yeah, a guy having a mid-life crisisnamed Moody...can screw up his life this season.I am so IN!
It's one of the five greatest shows I've ever seen. The writing isabsolutely perfect and does a great job with both the comedic anddramatic scenes. David Duchovny's Hank Moody is one of the finestcharacters ever put to the silver screen and his performance is reallywhat makes the show just so damn enjoyable to watch. The sex sceneswere hilarious, and the entire story with Charlie (Moody's agent playedby Evan Handler) and his secretary (Bully's Rachel Miner) started offvery hot as they indulge in a Secretary-esquire relationship and thengot hilarious once they started having a threesome with Charlie's wifeMarcy (the hilarious Pamela Adlon) and his nipple gets ripped off andthen Marcy actually sleeping with the secretary on her own.And then, of course, there was the squirting scene when Charlie andHank have a threesome with a girl they meet at the gym and thingsget...very wet. So perfectly handled to make the final resultgut-bustingly hilarious.But what holds the show together so wonderfully is the perfect balanceof Moody's crazy sex life and the hilarious suplots of his agent withHank's attempt to get the woman he loves back and try to raise hisdaughter right. Hank was in love with Karen, they had a kid, never gotmarried and broke up. She's now dating the douchebag Bill and planningto get married. Natascha McElhone plays Karen with an excellent blendof deeply emotional work and an adorable, comedic touch that makes theaudience understand why Hank is just so madly in love with her. Theirchild, Becca, is played by the very young Madeleine Martin with a levelof grace and maturity that is incredibly surprising for her age. Shehits the comedic notes perfectly but also knows how to deliver somegreat dramatic work.Rounding off this pitch-perfect cast is Madeline Zima as Bill's teenagedaughter, Mia. We first meet her when Hank picks her up at a book store(not knowing her age) and takes her back to his place for some good ol'fashioned sex. And then, just as he's about to finish, she punches himin the face. And does it again. The shock of this is only increasedwhen we learn later in the episode that she is the 16 year old daughterof the man Hank's love is currently sleeping with. Over the course ofthe season Zima turns Mia into an absolute bitch who we, although I'vealways disliked this phrase, love to hate.It's an absolutely marvelous, unique show that hits every single noteperfectly thanks largely to the flawless cast and the expert writing.
Terrible writing, directing, casting, and acting. I'm embarrassed forall those involved. Strains credulity on every level. I don't even knowwhere to begin. The only people I think who could behave thisflippantly re their relationships and their children and their sexlives would be porn starts, but I don't wanna insult porn stars. Thewriter is tickled with himself because he has his characters say theword "pussy." They say it in American Pie, too, but that doesn't makeit art.You know a show has authenticity issues when an ongoing plot point isthat the lead character gets laid by beautiful women in LA who readbooks. Might as well be sci-fi fantasy. Beautiful women in LA don'tread. What I am saying? That's not fair. PEOPLE in LA don't read....
This series is such a wonderful addition to the slop that is comingfrom Hollywood. It stands out so clearly that I wish everyone had seenit. I never even heard of any promotion for this show. I found it onNetflix while surfing and was utterly amazed at how well it wasconcepted and produced. Do yourself a favor and watch this series. Withthe online availability, there is no reason to say you haven't seenCalifornication. The character development between Moody and Runkle isthe essence of male bonding. A friendship like that is hard to come bythese days. For Moody to realize that his love for his unrequited issomething he can hold on to is the only thing that can get him throughhis mid life crisis.