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Californication
« on: September 11, 2007, 01:32:01 PM »
Comes on after Weeds (another badass show) on Showtime.  Mondays I think.

Totally hilarious show.  David Duchovny is brilliant.  I've only seen it a few times, so the plot is still a little bit up in the air for me, but the dialog and script writing are top notch.  You should definitely check this show out if you haven't already.

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We meet 30ish year old Hank Moody in a church asking Jesus to help him get his life back on track. He is then distracted by a hot nun, which turns out to be a dream that is representative of his lifestyle. Sex-addicted Hank sleeps with many women including a woman who is cheating on her enraged and muscular husband and a 16-year-old girl who he thinks is in college. Moody also has to interact with ex-girlfriend Karen who might still love him. With her, they share the custody of their 12-year-old daughter Becca who is wise beyond her years but is starting to have a sex life, which freaks out both of her parents

Hank's an author as well and writes cynical novels about how much humanity sucks.  Full of self-loathing, probably the only thing he hates more than himself is humanity in general. 

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Becca: Father?

Hank: Daughter?

Becca: Can I ask you something?

Hank: Anything, my love.

Becca: Why is there a naked lady in your bedroom?

Hank: You stay right here.

Becca: There's no hair on her vagina. Do you think she's ok?

Hank: I'll check.



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Hank's first blog entry
Hell-A Magazin Blog Number 1: Hank hates you all.
A few things I've learned in my travel through this crazy little thing called life.
One: A morning of awkwardness is far better than a night of loneliness.
Two: I probably won't go down in history, but I will go down on your sister.
And three: While I'm down there it might be nice to see a hint of pubis. I'm not talking about a huge seventies playboy bush or anything, just something that reminds me that I'm performing cunnilingus on an adult. But I guess the larger question is: Why is the city of angels so hellbent on destroying its female population?
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Re: Californication
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 01:36:43 PM »
Been with it since July:

http://www.greatsociety.org/forums/index.php?topic=2920.msg57413#msg57413

I'm loving it... Really one of the best shows out there right now.  And, god, the Suicidegirl secretary...

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Re: Californication
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 01:39:54 PM »
So friggin funny.  Also Lucky Louie's wife is in it... bonus.  Lots and lots of hot ladies.

Still, it's the dialog that keeps me tuned in.  Brilliant, sarcastic, caustic shit.
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Re: Californication
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007, 01:43:06 PM »
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Hank: You looking for a dick punch?

Bill: Do you want to punch me in the dick?

Hank: I kinda do, yeah. But standing here talking about it is beginning to sound pretty gay.
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Re: Californication
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007, 01:45:42 PM »
Duchovny has really kind of found his niche.  The whole decaying loser who can't get ahead is a perfect note for him.

I didn't like Lucky Louie.  Is his wife the main blonde?  Because she's lovely, too.  And so's the 16 year old.  Man... I can't get enough of the tits...and vomit and dognapping and cock punches.

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Re: Californication
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007, 01:48:28 PM »
Lucky Louie's wife is the one married to his bald friend... in the last episode I saw, she surprised him by sticking her finger up his ass.
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Re: Californication
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2007, 01:55:19 PM »
Oh, the agent's wife?  Yeah.

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Re: Californication
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2007, 09:00:14 AM »
So now that the show has established itself, we lose all the titshots, eh?  Typical.

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Re: Californication
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2007, 12:34:48 PM »
For shame! 

It's Showtime... they might get fewer and further between, but I bet there will be some every once in a while.

I'm hoping Mary Louise-Parker will have a scene or two in Weeds, but I know that's never going to happen.
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Re: Californication
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2007, 12:44:57 PM »
It's just such a stupid thing... These shows start out nothing but tits and ass and daring the censors so, you know, we're well reminded that we're not watching regular TV.  Then, once the figures come in, and they start airing it outside of the US, the censors slam down.

In this case, what's happened is that the Australian censors have called it pornographic. 

The first shot was fired after the church scene:

http://www.theage.com.au/news/tv--radio/sex-sex-and-more-sex/2007/08/29/1188067183221.html


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Re: Californication
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2007, 03:27:56 PM »
People fucking suck.  If something offends you, then simply don't watch it.  Why do people feel the need to step in over this kind of shit, I mean really.
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Re: Californication
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2007, 07:53:38 PM »
So losing the tit factor really pissed me off, and I'm tired of the goddamned wife and kid... I don't know if I care if there's a second season.  But...it's still good in that addictive way where you get into the lives of the characters.  All I had to do was grin and bear it up to episode ten and I started liking it again.

Actually, I like the wife again by episode ten.  But I think her handicap is that she's the only Brit who struggles with an American accent.  She sounds Canadian most of the time... Especially when she gets upset.
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Re: Californication
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2007, 05:50:33 PM »
Okay.  All done!  This show was a waste of my time.

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Re: Californication
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2007, 01:18:30 PM »
Yeah I have missed it for the last few weeks.  Sad to hear that it's turned to crap.  I would still watch it given the chance, though... if only for Duchovny's lines because they are brilliant.
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Re: Californication
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2007, 02:23:45 PM »
It's not that it turned to crap...it's just that it's strangely pointless and disappointing despite, yes, great lines.