Californication Reviews & Ratings

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Sophisticated and unique, this comedy centers on novelist Hank Moody (David Duchovny) who struggles to raise his 12-year-old daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin), while still carrying a torch for his ex-girlfriend Karen (McElhone). His obsession with truth-telling and self-destructive behavior -- drinks, drugs and relationships -- are both destroying and enriching his career.
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Dec 20, 2015 4:27PM EST
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I recall marathoning the first three seasons of this show several years ago and falling deeply in love with the reality it presented: that things just don't always work out. Not because you don't deserve them to (though that is questionable in Hank's case–he didn't do much to deserve anything good), but because sometimes, life simply isn't all about you, and other people may get what they want while you don't. This show is just about life happening, and it's not always pretty. I wasn't thrilled by the last season or the series finale, but I miss the characters desperately. They were flawed, but real. They were intelligent, but prone to idiocy (as we all are). They lived a life so different from my own, with sometimes quite extreme dilemmas, but they remained relatable as they tried to navigate their existence in an environment bent on tearing them apart. I miss Hank and his utterly self destructive ways. I really do.

I recall marathoning the first three seasons of this show several years ago and falling deeply in love with the reality it presented: that things just don't always work out. Not because you don't deserve them to (though that is questionable in Hank's case–he didn't do much to deserve anything good), but because sometimes, life simply isn't all about you, and other people may get what they want while you don't. This show is just about life happening, and it's not always pretty. I wasn't thrilled by the last season or the series finale, but I miss the characters desperately. They were flawed, but real. They were intelligent, but prone to idiocy (as we all are). They lived a life so different from my own, with sometimes quite extreme dilemmas, but they remained relatable as they tried to navigate their existence in an environment bent on tearing them apart. I miss Hank and his utterly self destructive ways. I really do.

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Nov 20, 2015 6:47AM EST
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The film is a dramedy perfect, funny dialogues, alcohol, or love affairs that Hank Moody takes part in each episode are simply a 'smokescreen' for the really important things that matter in life, an example being the father-daughter ( Hank Moody and Becca Moody) or emotions, feelings, temptations and with which we meet \ 'we hit' every life everyday, but why I love this show so much for these situations daily day are treated in a note quite funny \ amusing. The show is sharp, arrogant, funny, ironic, mature (immature, the comic situation but only apparently for the situations that show their addresses are topics situations '' serious '' serious life everyday, etc.) . I 'grew up' 'with' 'X-Files' 'and therefore the' David Duchovny '' but his performance on the show is absolutely sensational (type face '' waves '' regardless of series that appears or the subject that it tackles) both show and performance lu 'David Duchovny is a delight to watch.

The film is a dramedy perfect, funny dialogues, alcohol, or love affairs that Hank Moody takes part in each episode are simply a 'smokescreen' for the really important things that matter in life, an example being the father-daughter ( Hank Moody and Becca Moody) or emotions, feelings, temptations and with which we meet \ 'we hit' every life everyday, but why I love this show so much for these situations daily day are treated in a note quite funny \ amusing. The show is sharp, arrogant, funny, ironic, mature (immature, the comic situation but only apparently for the situations that show their addresses are topics situations '' serious '' serious life everyday, etc.) . I 'grew up' 'with' 'X-Files' 'and therefore the' David Duchovny '' but his performance on the show is absolutely sensational (type face '' waves '' regardless of series that appears or the subject that it tackles) both show and performance lu 'David Duchovny is a delight to watch.

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Oct 11, 2015 3:19PM EDT
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Even though this series has too much sex, swearing and drugs, the main character is likeable

Even though this series has too much sex, swearing and drugs, the main character is likeable

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by NeletaE
Sep 29, 2015 10:17AM EDT
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I fucking love this show!

I fucking love this show!

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by jhardy93
Aug 10, 2015 9:21PM EDT
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I loved this show. I will miss Hank Moody and all his adventures.

I loved this show. I will miss Hank Moody and all his adventures.

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by Stiffie
Jun 20, 2015 7:46AM EDT
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Hank Moody the incarnation of the original alpha male... great to watch intoxicated at night with a female companion as a after party show ;)

Hank Moody the incarnation of the original alpha male... great to watch intoxicated at night with a female companion as a after party show ;)

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Jun 16, 2015 6:40PM EDT
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Love Duchovny's sense of humor.

Love Duchovny's sense of humor.

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Jun 13, 2015 12:24AM EDT
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Meh! Not a fan.

Meh! Not a fan.

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May 7, 2015 4:40AM EDT
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Ohhh Hank! When do you learn.. I guess never since the show is concluded... Love it! Definitely worth watching.

Ohhh Hank! When do you learn.. I guess never since the show is concluded... Love it! Definitely worth watching.

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Apr 24, 2015 2:12AM EDT
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Hank and Karen will forever be one of my favorite TV show love drama couple to watch. This show has brilliant acting, where you never feel that the story is forced but instead like you are following someones actual life. With no fear to say what needs to be said and to touch on any topic in a way that resembles every day life conversations, this show is a must watch! If you like sex, drugs, parties and a dirty sense of humor you will fall in love with Hank and his inability to figure out life no matter how hard he tries. A man with a serious lack to make the right choices, but with a heart so big that all intention behind those were certainly good ones!

The only reason this show gets half a star off is because after season 4 it got painful to watch the repeated failing of Karen and Hank.

MUST WATCH and forever a CLASSIC.

Hank and Karen will forever be one of my favorite TV show love drama couple to watch. This show has brilliant acting, where you never feel that the story is forced but instead like you are following someones actual life. With no fear to say what needs to be said and to touch on any topic in a way that resembles every day life conversations, this show is a must watch! If you like sex, drugs, parties and a dirty sense of humor you will fall in love with Hank and his inability to figure out life no matter how hard he tries. A man with a serious lack to make the right choices, but with a heart so big that all intention behind those were certainly good ones!

The only reason this show gets half a star off is because after season 4 it got painful to watch the repeated failing of Karen and Hank.

MUST WATCH and forever a CLASSIC.