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Californication 

A writer tries to juggle his career, his relationship with his daughter and his ex-girlfriend, as well as his appetite for beautiful women.

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Hank Moody- a self loathing, narcissistic author struggles to overcome writer's block while balancing his occasional drug use, alcoholism, and borderline sex addiction all the while trying to get back together with his girlfriend and raise his teenage daughter. Written by ZachMichalik

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Hank Moody... No man is more committed to a midlife crisis. See more »

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According to David Duchovny, ever since the show moved from being aired in the fall to being aired in the spring, Tom Kapinos wrote every season finale as a possible series finale. This is because the shooting schedule hasn't changed that much, so when the show premieres in January, the season has been shot for months. See more »

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When leaving Hank's room, Sandy alternates between having a bag on her shoulder and not having a bag on her shoulder in different shots. See more »

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[repeated line]
Hank Moody: Muthafuckaaaa!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '08 (2008) See more »

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Pushin' On
Written by Will VanderWyden (as Will Holland)
Performed by The Quantic Soul Orchestra' & Alice Russell
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A solid new comedy series with top drawer performance from Duchovny
11 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

From its controversial opening scene to its excellent finale, the first episode of "Californication" sets the tone for the series. Stylishly directed by the always-reliable Stephen Hopkins, the pilot is thoroughly entertaining adult comedy. Watching the first episode reminded me a little of a modern Blake Edwards' production.

The cast are excellent, especially David Duchovny as the seedy Hank Moody, a man whose mid-life crisis is on display for all to see, from his Porsche to his constant bed-hopping.

The script is sharp and the whole show exudes quality.

Recommended.


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