Californication is a sophisticated, witty, and adult comedy and is entering its fourth season. Californication is about an author, Hank Moody, played by David Duchovy. Moving from New York to Los Angeles because his book is acquired on the West Coast, Hank begins living the fast life of a Californian and overindulges in women, drinking and drugs. He has definite ideas about his role in life but unfortunately these concepts and excessive pride cause turmoil in his life. He is depressed because his novel has been turned into an appalling comedy.
Hank has an unstable relationship with his girlfriend, Karen, who is played by Natascha McElhone
. This couple is constantly breaking up. Hank goes to bed with Karen's fiancé’s daughter which ultimately puts him behind bars for statutory rape. The daughter blackmails him and pretends authorship of his book. Meanwhile, his teenage daughter suffers the loss of a relationship, and suffers with a broken heart. Actress, Madeleine Martin
does an impressive job in this role.
A sub-plot in Californication addresses the excesses of Charlie Runkle. Evan Handler
is stimulating in this role. Marcy Runkle is seriously considering divorcing Charlie. Pamela Adlon
is superb as this character. A new strong personality in the fourth season is Abbey Rhodes, Hank's attorney. She is played by Carla Gugino
. Guest star in the fourth season, Rob Lowe
performs the role of Eddie Nero, a troubled and eccentric actor, who has won the academy award.
All and All Calfornication is a fun comedy!