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Season 5 of the cable dramedy that chronicles the carnal escapades of New York City novelist Hank Moody (David Duchovny) jumps ahead a few years with Hank now living in New York but hoping to relocate. The opportunity arrives via an invitation from Charlie to come to L.A. to write a screenplay for a project starring rapper-turned-actor Samurai Apocalypse (RZA). Upon his return, the prodigal novelist reunites with Karen (Natascha McElhone) and her new husband (Jason Beghe) and discovers Becca

Network: Showtime



Air date: Jan 8, 2012


It's a few years later as Season 5 begins and Hank is living in New York but hoping to relocate. His opportunity arrives via an invitation from Charlie to come to L.A. to write a screenplay for a project starring rapper-turned-actor Samurai Apocalypse. Upon his return, Hank reunites with Karen and her new husband and discovers Becca has a boyfriend who bears an uncanny resemblance to her father.

Air date: Jan 15, 2012

The Way of the Fist

HD Version. Season 5. Hank discovers a surprising connection to director Peter Berg. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 1/14

Air date: Jan 22, 2012

Boys & Girls

HD Version. Hank delivers a script and tries to leave town but events keep him in L.A. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 9/25

Air date: Jan 29, 2012

Waiting for the Miracle

HD Version. Season 5. Hank reluctantly invites his ex-girlfriend to a dinner party. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 1/14

Air date: Feb 5, 2012

The Ride-Along

HD Version. Season 5. Hank and Charlie go on an eventful ride-along with the police. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 1/14

Air date: Feb 12, 2012

Love Song

HD Version. Season 5. Hank tries to write a song to help Sam break his musical block. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 1/14

Air date: Feb 19, 2012

Here I Go Again

Hank saves Richard's relationship with Karen; Lizzie and Charlie hook up. Ends 5/1

Air date: Mar 4, 2012


Season 5. Hank reads Tyler's script; Charlie's love quadrangle heats up. Ends 5/1

Air date: Mar 11, 2012

At the Movies

HD version. Season 5. Charlie has a backup plan when Hank's rendezvous with the leading lady puts the first day of their movie's production in jeopardy. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 5/1

Air date: Mar 18, 2012

Perverts & Whores

HD Version. Season 5. Hank seeks new representation and meets one of his idols. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 5/1

Air date: Mar 25, 2012

The Party

Season 5. Hank prepares to hit the road but is surprised when everyone he knows shows up to send him on his way, but it's not a party until somebody gets hurt. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 5/1

Air date: Apr 1, 2012

Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be

HD Version. Season 5 finale. Hank wonders if he's in Hell when he visits a local bar. (Dolby 5.1) Ends 5/1

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Season five was thankfully lighter fare, but the writers again felt compelled to throw in an unexpected and unwelcome curve right before the buzzer sounded. Some may still be waiting in anticipation, but I'm sick of waiting in dread.

December 17, 2013 Full Review Source: PopMatters

It seems fitting that the show's production company is Aggressive Mediocrity Inc. because that's exactly what Californication is headed toward unless something is done to breathe life back into this series.

April 1, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Fanatic
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Kapinos's resolve to find a fresh approach for Californication wherever it may be sacrifices some of the show's consistent strengths, such as Hank and Charlie's brotherly relationship.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

That's the great pleasure of Californication. It's never stayed grounded for very long, even within single exchanges or encounters, let alone entire episodes.

January 8, 2012 Full Review Source: AV Club
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