Critic Consensus: The second season of Californication finds David Duchovny back in fine comic form, even if the smugness of his character's shtick has become somewhat familiar.
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as Hank Moody
as Dean Stacy Koons
as Felicia Koons
as Lew Ashby
as Jill Robinson
as Samurai 'Sam' Apocalypse
as Stu Beggs
as Ronny Praeger
as Chloe Metz
as Atticus Fetch
Regardless of how promiscuous its obnoxious hero is, "Californication" remains a smug, unpleasant ego trip to nowhere.
I think Duchovny is still underappreciated for knocking this role out of the park. Hank Moody is convincingly gonzo, a brainy man desperate to let real feelings penetrate his numb exterior.
A series of build-ups and let downs that were overcompensated for by angry sex and malicious, maddening characters.
By season two's end, Hank does come back around, getting through the turmoil of his life with that disarming smile intact. But at what cost to the viewer, who may no longer be willing to fall for his charms?
There's reason to take a look at Californication and most of it its there in David Duchovny's excellent lead performance. Fox Mulder has great comic timing.
Audience Reviews for Californication: Season 2
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