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Great TV you probably missed: Californication.

Posted by Jason O on Jun 24, 2019 in Great TV you have probably missed |

CalifornicationAs you can imagine from the title, David Duchovny’s show “Californication” (Showtime 2007-2014) deals with some very adult themes, and so is chockablock full of strong language and occasional nudity. But it is also funny, telling the story of Hank Moody, a hip indie writer whose cult, edgy bestseller is turned into a romantic comedy starring Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and how he’s trying to deal (with a mix of casual sex, drink and drugs) with being a sellout in LA. Natascha McElhone stars as his ex-girlfriend and mother of his daughter, but the real break out is Evan Handler, whom you’ll recognise from Sex and the City and The West Wing, as Hank’s agent Charlie and who provides some of the best laughs in the show.

As I said, it’s a bit bawdy, but fun. Sorry, did I say bawdy? OK, it’s actually filthy. But still very funny. Keep an eye out for a very funny cameo by Rob Lowe as nutcase actor Eddie Nero.

The full series is currently available on Netflix UK & Ireland.



Jan 11, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Season 4 just started in the USA too. A bit bawdy? Very bawdy, but a great show.

If you have a US iTunes account you can grab them for $2.99 an episode, although there are other ways…

Oct 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm

If you don’t want to be drugged and forcably sodomized in the van, don’t take the candy.

Mar 14, 2012 at 2:54 am

I love Californication so much! It is renewed for another season and I couldn’t be happier about that! It is a fun show. Very LA.



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