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RE: Californication
Also halfway through S7. Holy shit it sucks.
03-26-2016 06:45 PM
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RE: Californication
I take it back. It's getting better. But still well below par. Heather Graham is looking amazing for a 45 year old though.
03-27-2016 01:10 AM
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RE: Californication
Well, I have finished watching all seasons.

Off the top of my head, I'm guessing Mia played by Madeline Zima may have the best rack.

   

Faith was a human parasite.

   

I also had a bone for this chick, the Squirter from the episode The Devil's Threesome.

   

I few more in mind that need to be dug up and posted...
03-28-2016 10:33 AM
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RE: Californication
Been watching the entire series (currently in the middle of season six) after previously seeing most of season one and two.

It's almost the same formula every season: the main characters encounter new love interests, wacky antics ensue-- while the writers tease us about Hank and Karen reconciling. They try to use Hank's connection to Karen and Becca as the dramatic underpinning of the show--this doesn't connect for me, particularly in the later seasons (where we see the patterns and odd behavior repeated ad nauseam).

As an outlandish, over-the-top comedy-- the show can be genuinely funny and highly entertaining.
In terms of actual game: there's a lot to learn from Hank's interactions with women. He's got a silver tongue (great anecdotes and knows how to handle shit tests), laid back and blunt-- all shit that works, but most of the scenarios and female behavior are preposterous.

Although the comedic elements carry the show, as a drama and serious character study of any kind- the show fails miserably. Hank/Karen along with Charlie/Marcy represent some of the most dysfunctional relationships and parenting I've ever seen featured on television. It's also the most profane show I've ever seen (90+% of the show is about sex) and the wit and solid performances are often buried under dialogue that goes way too far.

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(This post was last modified: 10-26-2018 12:40 PM by Player_1337.)
10-26-2018 12:27 PM
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RE: Californication
I'm in the middle of season seven, and it's terrible. The first four years were the pinnacle of the series.

The casting of Hank's son is abysmal. I felt the same way about the actor who portrayed Tyler, Emma's boyfriend in previous seasons.
Perhaps it was meant to be a comedic mismatch of a pairing, but it really doesn't land for me. I'm convinced the character of Levon (Hank's beta son) is based on Tom Kapinos himself- who's also likely a mega perv.

It would have been much more entertaining if Hank attempted to bond with his estranged son- by teaching him how to develop as a man and what's involved in picking up women, instead of the secret hooker fiasco.

The concept of Hank as a tv writer for a cheesy show, while amusing in theory- feels limp in execution.
Even Duchovny's performance feels lacking- almost like he's phoning it in, just to reach the finish line.

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10-30-2018 02:57 PM
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