Californication: Season 3 (2009)


Season 3

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Air date: Sep 27, 2009
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Series 3 of the dramedy that chronicles the carnal escapades of novelist-turned-screenwriter Hank Moody (David Duchovny) opens with Karen (Natascha McElhone) back in New York and Hank trying to make a home in Los Angeles for him and Becca (Madeleine Martin), who has rocketed into full-fledged teen rebellion. On the work front, Hank takes a job teaching creative writing at a local college, which proves to be quite the fertile ground for his harvesting of a new crop of lovers. As for Charlie, he signs with a new talent agency run by Sue Collini (Kathleen Turner) and lands his first new client, rocker Rick Springfield (as himself). And when the agency head runs the risk of losing a top client, Charlie runs to the rescue. Later, Karen returns from New York intent on reuniting the family and moving them back East, so Hank decides to cool things off with the campus hotties, but once again winds up getting burned.

Critic Reviews for Californication Season 3

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Do the Californication writers know how to execute a season finale or what?!?

Apr 3, 2018 | Full Review…

The writing is stylish, witty and often laugh-out-loud funny because it rings true...

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

It has to be said that Season 3 was nothing like the first two, and that's what made it work.

Dec 21, 2009 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

A show that seemed to accept and even embrace the reputation given to it by those who never watched, or only casually -- nothing more than a guilty pleasure in which David Duchovny jumped from bed to bed.

Nov 16, 2018 | Full Review…

This taut [final] episode -- with no sex, no jokes, and, now, no family -- brings the show far beyond where it's ever been before.

Apr 3, 2018 | Full Review…

If you haven't got into Californication [yet], you should give it a whirl. It's sharp, funny, sexy, wicked and the characters - especially Hank - have proper depth.

Jul 28, 2010 | Full Review…
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Duchovny owns the show, injecting stylish humour as well as bucketloads of charisma and heart into his portrayal of the feckless, hapless Moody.

Nov 12, 2009 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Californication: Season 3

  • Jun 23, 2018
    Still interesting but it's the same stuff
  • Aug 29, 2016
    The first three episodes are pretty rough (the first episode is good though.) After that it gets better, and the final three episodes are great! This also had the return of the stupendous director Stephen Hopkins, for his first time since the pilot! The episode "The Apartment" is the highest rated episode of the season and series on IMDb, and it was disappointing, despite some funny moments, and writing that was new to the show.
  • Apr 02, 2015
    What a horrible season, comparing to the first and second. The last episode redeemed the entire season though somehow.

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