Californication 7 Seasons 2007

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Season 1
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1. Pilot AGES_15_AND_OVER

In the series premiere, Hank is dismayed when he sees the film version of his acclaimed novel. He agrees to a blind date arranged by his agent that goes horribly awry, and learns that his ex-girlfriend Karen is engaged to another man.

Starring:
David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone
Runtime:
33 minutes

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Pilot

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    1. Pilot In the series premiere, Hank is dismayed when he sees the film version of his acclaimed novel. He agrees to a blind date arranged by his agent that goes horribly awry, and learns that his ex-girlfriend Karen is engaged to another man.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 33min 2007
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    2. Hell-A Woman Hank reluctantly accepts a blogger gig for a hip L.A. web site, and endures a dinner party with Karen and her fiance, Bill, that yields a scandalous romp with a sexy Scientologist.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 28min 2007
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    3. The Whore of Babylon Hank ponders whether or not to continue his blogging job after he discovers the identity of the web site's owner. Charlie's relationship with his assistant takes a surprising turn.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 27min 2007
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    4. Fear and Loathing at the Fundraiser The fiercely apolitical Hank is dragged to an environmental fundraiser at Charlie's agency, where he briefly displays his gallant side to both Meredith and Karen, and inadvertently discovers his agent's dirty little assistant secret.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 28min 2007
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    5. LOL A point of modern linguistic style comes between Meredith and Hank. Becca and Karen both have a crush on a cool guitar teacher but Mia breaks both their hearts.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 28min 2007
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    6. Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder Becca's impressive musical performance at a rock concert leads to a romantic, booze-fueled moment for Hank and Karen, but it doesn't last. Charlie's dalliance with his assistant is nearly discovered by Marcy.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 28min 2007
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    7. Girls, Interrupted Hank makes peace with his archenemy, Todd, and lands Karen a designing gig in the process, but a dilemma with Mia interrupts their temporary domestic bliss. Charlie attempts a disastrous threesome with his wife and assistant.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 27min 2007
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    8. California Son Hank receives bad news about his father and embarks on a grief-stricken bender of booze, drugs, and even a prostitute, as he remembers the last time they saw each other.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 28min 2007
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    9. Filthy Lucre A manuscript for a new novel and a royalty check from his movie inspire Hank to go on a spending spree, but his purchases don't have the desired effect on his life.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 28min 2007
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    10. The Devil's Threesome A boxing movie turns into a mini-orgy for Hank and his new roommate Charlie, but their ecstasy soon turns to agony.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 28min 2007
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    11. Turn the Page Bombshells start dropping on all fronts: Hank discovers Mia is peddling his book as her own, and she threatens to reveal their one-night stand if he reclaims his work; Becca tells Karen she wants to go live with her father.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 28min 2007
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    12. The Last Waltz In the season finale, the wedding of Karen and Bill provides the impetus for emotional crises and revelations that threaten to derail the entire ceremony, unless Hank can put everything right.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 28min 2007

Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Stephen Hopkins
Starring David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone
Supporting actors Evan Handler, Madeline Zima, Madeleine Martin, Pamela Adlon
Network CBS Studios International
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Mr. William Oxley VINE VOICE on 13 Jan 2008
Format: DVD
WHERE THE HELL DID THIS COME FROM???

A totally chaotic individual too scared to follow his talent pines for his lost love and shags his way around the city of LA. David Duchovny gives a masterful performance as a writer who has struck gold with his novel but having moved from NY to LA is now drinking himself into one bed after another. But he wants his family back together, loves his daughter and wants to love his hearts true love, which is now betrothed to another. The story is great, the acting is great, the content is explicit, and as the series title suggests most definitely adult only.

Bloody Brilliant!!!

A darkly brooding heroic character that is funny but pathetic. talented but empty, has found true love but loves many women, a contradiction but so true to life.

Be entertained by a really surprising show and masterful performance!!!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on 29 Oct 2008
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For anyone who thought Sex & The City was too camp to watch (didn't The Simpsons describe it as a show about four women who act like gay men?), here is the grown-up, sassy and sexy alternative.

David Duchovny may be better known for the X-Files, but here he looks much happier, playing the blocked writer Hank Moody, living fast in LA, trying to win back his partner Karen (Natasha McElhone(?) and their daughter from a wealthy but dull publisher, Bill. Kinda reminded me of The Philadelphia Story, minus the class warfare.

This comedy is sharp, with crackling dialogue, very explicit, but in the best sense, adult. The title may sound gimmicky, but it tells you what you need to know: that this is a series about adult relations and the rights and wrongs attached to exercising our freedom to pursue casual relationships at the expense of greater and more meaningful ones.

Anyway, it's a winner, funny but serious. If you're eighteen or over, see it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Blaine Hawkes on 20 Feb 2009
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This show is what television can be, with the right writers and right actors combining to make it real. Outragious and bold from the very first scene, they never look back after the first dream sequence. And even though they go way over the top, the basic message of love and relationships remains intact. There is a lot of clever social commentary amongst a lot of fun loving living. My only gripe about this show is that it isnt an hour long!!
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Chris Lee on 23 Nov 2007
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It is great to finally have a show that doesn't hide behind taboo subject's. After years of playing the undervalued worker in X-Files, he gets a chance to say what a lot of people would love to say but refrain from it.
Being aware that certain groups find the show offensive in numerous ways, in
reality i really think they should lighten up, its not meant to be taken seriously. If anything it might let people get out of their shell. Its a feel good show which makes you chuckle all the way through! The music is really funky in it too

I totally recommend it to anyone over the required age cos u'll laugh your a*s off!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. mason on 30 May 2012
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Have you seen those adverts for California? "A lot of people have misconceptions about California... ner, ner, ner, ner ...come to California." Don't you chuffing hate `em?
If the answer is yes you may sympathise with Hank Moody (David Duchovny) the main protagonist of Californication.
Hank- Idealistic, disenfranchised, New York Novelist, is struggling with writers block after being dragged to L.A. for an artistically worthless movie option on his book, his struggles have been galvanised into a true crisis of faith, through having been left by his long term partner, the fragrant Karen (Natascha McElhone ). Who is now co-habiting (with their daughter) with a reliable, high status, dull-ard.

Hank reacts to this crisis by releasing his raging id and indulging in all the artistic and L.A.-centric clichés of excess which his cult fame allows, to various funny, gross, and awkward results. His one true source of well being is his 13 year old daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin) who can roughly be described as Hanks common sense ego reminding him of his truly important role as father, as he try's to "win back" her mother Karen. Karen in turn represents a romanticised view of Hanks past life, his creativity and an idealisation of Love its-self.

You could describe Californication as "Sex and the City for men", but you would be wrong, in many ways it is it's opposite, Hank hates the city he lives in, he doesn't strive to find the perfect partner but longs to reconcile his past romantic life, his crisis seem more urgent, comic, and libidinous, and some how more honest.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Patel on 22 July 2009
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I wasnt sure what to expect from this but after watching the first 3 episodes I am hooked. Its a damning statement on the lives which a lot of us in the bigger cities live. There are no morals, there is no line, just one pleasure trip after another. And its funny!!!

If you liked Entourage, you will love this - Its Entourage + ;)

Good for a laugh on a weekday evening
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