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Californication: Season 4 (2011)

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Average Rating: 7.1/10
Reviews Counted: 9
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 2

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Season Info

Season 4 of the cable dramedy that chronicles the carnal escapades of novelist-turned-screenwriter Hank Moody (David Duchovny) begins with Hank getting bailed out of jail and discovering he's the toast of the town thanks to his involvement in the literary sex scandal. However, not all is hunky-dory for the hunky author who finds he is facing a lawsuit and that Karen (Natascha McElhone) and Becca (Madeleine Martin) want nothing to do with him. As Hank's case goes to trial, a compromising photo of

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 9, 2011

Exile on Main St.

HD Version. Season 4 premiere. Hank's sex scandal makes him the toast of Hollywood. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 4/3

2
Air date: Jan 16, 2011

Suicide Solution

Hank's efforts to strike a conciliatory chord with Becca by taking her to a guitar store run by musician Zakk Wylde fall flat. Later, Hank takes a meeting with an off-the-wall Oscar-winning actor (Rob Lowe) who's set to play him in the film of the novel. At the Runkle house, Marcy is literally becoming sick of Hank, and Hank's effort to pen an apology to Becca takes a bad turn.

3
Air date: Jan 23, 2011

Home Sweet Home

HD Version. Season 4. Hank plays on the misperception that he tried to commit suicide. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 4/3

4
Air date: Jan 30, 2011

Monkey Business

HD Version. Season 4. A dead billionaire caps off a meeting to discuss Hank's script. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 4/3

5
Air date: Feb 6, 2011

Freeze-Frame

Charlie has a serious shaving accident and Marcy rushes him to the ER, where a doctor gives them surprising news about Charlie's vasectomy. Meanwhile, Hank has an awkward encounter with Mia and the actress who will be playing her in the upcoming film. Later, Hank is invited to Becca's band's show, where he meets Karen's new man.

6
Air date: Feb 13, 2011

Lawyers, Guns and Money

Season 4. Hank's family rescues his career and his relationship with Abby. Ends 4/3

7
Air date: Feb 20, 2011

The Recused

Season 4. Abby pitches Hank's case to a partner after recusing herself. Ends 4/3

8
Air date: Feb 27, 2011

Lights. Camera. A.hole

Season 4. Hank rewrites a zombie movie; Marcy tells Stu she's pregnant. Ends 4/3

9
Air date: Mar 6, 2011

Another Perfect Day

Season 4. Evicted from his place, Hank moves back in with Karen and Becca. Ends 4/3

10
Air date: Mar 13, 2011

The Trial

Season 4. Hank's trial turns into a disastrous character assassination. Ends 4/3

11
Air date: Mar 20, 2011

The Last Supper

Season 4. Hank spends a last night of freedom with friends and family. Ends 4/3

12
Air date: Mar 27, 2011

And Justice for All

Season 4 finale. Hank awaits sentencing and visits the set of his movie. Ends 4/3

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (2)

A pretty-well done and solid season so far.

February 21, 2013 Full Review Source: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com

Hank is without a doubt a modern day version of many tragic figures from the pages of William Shakespeare, but unlike Othello and Macbeth, Hank's story is not yet finished.

March 27, 2011 Full Review Source: TV Fanatic
TV Fanatic

If there's something constant found [here], it's the return of Californication's combination of clever writing, intriguing character development and an overdose of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.

January 10, 2011 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

[The] once-charming contrarianism has gone utterly rancid, leaving us with the unpleasant spectacle of David Duchovny straddled repeatedly by jailbait.

January 9, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture
New York Magazine/Vulture

If you watch this series every week, please stop. You're just enabling it.

January 9, 2011 Full Review Source: Salon.com
Salon.com

If you're able to get past the inconsistencies of tone, the first eight episodes of the season are still a lot of black-and-blue fun, which is to say they're darkly humorous, prolifically sexual, and purely entertaining.

January 9, 2011 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

While this series' destination and journey might not aspire to high levels of sophistication, this season does feel as if it's hurtling toward something of consequence, which is more than a certain serial-killing Showtime hit can say for itself of late.

January 9, 2011 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

The fun of Californication lies as much in watching Hank try to get his life together as it does in seeing him let it all fall apart when temptation proves to be too great to resist.

January 5, 2011 Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com
CinemaBlend.com

The adult-only themes and humor are still enjoyable, but if the main character continues his unapologetic slide downwards, it's hard to see how the plot will stay compelling.

January 1, 2011 Full Review Source: ScreenRant
ScreenRant

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