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Californication: Season 1 (2007)



Critic Consensus: Though it might skew too dour for some viewers, Californication benefits from punchy dialogue and an irresistibly charismatic performance from David Duchovny.


Air date: Aug 13, 2007
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Air date: Oct 1, 2007
Air date: Oct 8, 2007
Air date: Oct 15, 2007

Tv Season Info

This dramedy chronicles the carnal escapades of New York City novelist Hank Moody (David Duchovny), who relocates to Los Angeles when one of his books is turned into a movie and he's pegged to work on the screenplay. His move to L.A. reunites him with his teen daughter, Becca (Madeleine Martin), and his estranged lover Karen (Natascha McElhone), who is Becca's mother and is now engaged. But that doesn't stop Hank from trying to reconcile. It also doesn't stop him from chasing skirts and bedding … More


David Duchovny
as Hank Moody
Evan Handler
as Charlie
Michelle Lombardo
as Surfer Girl
Ronnie Gene Blevins
as Guitar Center Employ...
L.E. Brooke
as The Blonde
Johnny D'Agostino
as Rocker Dude
Lou Fusaro
as Ferrari Guy
Sara Wells
as Girl with Ferrari Gu...
Michele Nordin
as Nun/Heather
Philip Shahbaz
as Man on Cell Phone
Chase Penny
as Tattooed Millionaire
Miriam T. Green
as Penny Lyons
Alison Mei Lan
as Hot Woman
Stephen Sowan
as Drunk Kid
Michael H. Barnett
as Gawky Dweeb
Peter Gallagher
as Dean Stacy Koons
Embeth Davidtz
as Felicia Koons
Ellen Woglom
as Chelsea
Diane Farr
as Jill Robinson
The Rza
as Samurai 'Sam' Apocal...
Tim Minchin
as Atticus Fetch
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Critic Reviews for Californication: Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (19)

Californication is an imperfect show and much like its protagonist it has the potential to be better than it is.

Full Review… | August 21, 2008

Fun, in a not-too-taxing, body-beautiful, image-conscious kind of way.

Full Review… | October 11, 2007

He [Duchovny] delivers a tousled sort of aw-shucks Huck Finn, lighting out for erotic territories. McElhone, manages to convey the notion of adult womanhood without being either drippy or schoolmarmish about it.

Full Review… | August 13, 2007
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

The premiere is watchable but not fully arousing, often feeling as clenched, dour and indecisive as its brooding protagonist.

Full Review… | August 13, 2007
Top Critic

Who really believes that in LA you can't copulate, smoke, drink, go nuts and abuse your way through life without producing lasting art? Maybe that's why Hank hates L.A. It isn't sapping his writerly enlightenment. He just can't hack it.

Full Review… | August 13, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

"Californication" can be unabashedly self-centered, judgmental and off-putting, but it is redeemed by occasional hilarious moments, an appealing father-daughter relationship and Duchovny's skillful creation of a charismatic boor.

Full Review… | August 13, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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