Californication: Season 7 (2014)


Season 7

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Series 7 of the dramedy that chronicles the carnal escapades of novelist Hank Moody (David Duchovny) begins with Hank eager to reunite with Karen (Natascha McElhone), the love of his life, but things don't go quite as planned. Good news does come, however, when Hank is hired by the "Santa Monica Cop" showrunner to write for the new TV series. Of course, Hank doesn't exactly see eye-to-eye with his colleagues in the writers' room, which leads to bickering and resentment. But that's not Hank's biggest problem. A reporter named Levon (Oliver Cooper) interviews Hank for his college newspaper. But the young man is more interested in Hank's sex life than his career, and Hank soon learns why. Hank had sex with Levon's mother (Heather Graham) nine months before Levon was born.

Critic Reviews for Californication Season 7

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

What makes the complacent ending sting is knowing that "Californication" was at one point a complex program with dark, human undertones and aninventive presentation.

Aug 7, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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In letter-grading and spirit, Californciation has been the ultimate B-TV show.

Apr 3, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Alas, the swan-song episodes is emblematic of what's been fun about the show but also the balancing weight of what's wrong with it, including a slightly cloying aspect to the central relationship that makes it hard to care about its outcome.

Apr 11, 2014 | Full Review…
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The long, slow death of Californication is the final season's unintended subtext.

Apr 11, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

If you've been a Californication viewer/fan over the years, you should see how it ends. It'll never be as great as it once was, but there is a conclusion here, even if I would've liked it to be stronger and more focused.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

While it's too unfocused to be among the show's best, it's at least an adequate representation of what's come before it.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

For the majority of this season, Californication was reborn with its excellent supporting cast... The season felt fresh because while some of the old Hank remained there, he had mostly moved on.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Having generally worn out its welcome several seasons earlier, Californication ended its seventh season run Sunday with the kind of whimper Hank Moody himself would disdain.

Jun 30, 2014 | Full Review…

It's no wonder the series is coming to an end-there is nowhere left for Hank Moody to go.

Apr 15, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Californication: Season 7

  • May 14, 2020
    The most disappointing aspect of Californication's main story line---the on-going love affair between Hank and Karen is that Karen's sexcapades generally turn out to be lies that she tells Hank just to get him angry. Karen's only means of expressing her sexuality is either through spontaneous and regrettable sessions with Hank or within the confines of a marriage with her old professor. Meanwhile, Hank is having sex 3 or 4 times a day with the same amount of women, all of whom are disposable and replaceable figures in this man's life. The audience, however, is supposed to believe that Hank is truly in love with Karen and that all of his promiscuity is somehow not his fault; but, rather, the end result of being seduced incessantly by every woman who lays eyes on him. *Insert barf sounds*.
  • Dec 09, 2019
    It's lonely out in space, till we meet again old muddafucka
  • Jan 27, 2019
    That the seventh and last season of Californication seems relatively tame compared to Season 6 is down to the manic energy of Tim Minchin’s Atticus Fetch, whose character has departed the scene. As a focal point for David Duchovny’s Hank, the rock star who sets records for debauchery is replaced by Levon (Oliver Cooper), the son Hank didn’t know he had. It’s not like Hank was ever going to suddenly get broody in the traditional sense, but it does play into the suspicion that the makers of the series felt they had to add some semblance of maturity to the mix before the rigours of inevitable middle age caught up with their characters and their supposedly exotic lives started to just look sad. Fortunately, Duchovny still has the louche charm that has made has made him watchable and somehow attractive – even as a cheating drunk with a drug problem – for the six seasons leading up to this. Karen (Natascha McElhone) is more enigmatic than ever, which is frustrating to some degree, as that would make sense as the best way to prove that Hank had some integrity and a character worth investing in. So, though the show doesn’t go out on a high, it’s still edgier and better written than most of its competition. Fans will miss it and general TV viewers will have a gap to fill.
  • Oct 30, 2018
    Californication is two shows in one. It's a sitcom and a soap opera. Two forms that don't often play well together. The comedy is great, but the soap is absolutely exasperating: if i had a nickel for every time Hank is making out with someone when Karen (or the flavor of the season) walks in... The drama formula is unchanged from all previous seasons. Truth is that by season 7, if Hank really cared in any relatable way, it wouldn't be exclusive to dream sequences. In fact, the Hank/Karen scenes are as fun as stepping on glass in slow motion. As much as I like Natascha McElhone, you can skip all the Hank/Karen scenes: by season 7 you've seen it onto infinity and nothing new is added but the minutes of your life you'll never get back. That said, the comedy is still great. If there's any reason to watch, that's it.
  • Jul 10, 2018
    This was just an awful, awful season. Apparently Slap-stick, sitcom situations is how this show decides to go out...
  • Jun 23, 2018
    The last episode in the hank moody saga is not creative or fulfilling. actually the same ending has happened in the last 6 seasons.
  • Aug 31, 2016
    This is rock bottom. But, Hank has been good the whole series, and he's still good here! The last five episodes are better, but the series finale is incredibly disappointing.
  • May 29, 2016
    The show's writer probably had a writers blockade; similarly to the main character in the first season. Another great show that lost its mojo.
  • Jul 28, 2015
    Californication is one of the most intriguing shows i've ever watched, from it's crazy characters to it's ludicrous plot. It's first four seasons were the absolute best television you can possibly get, while it's last three fell off a bit, the series definitely finished it's run on a high note. Hank Moody is a rocket man.
  • Jun 20, 2015
    This is the greatest comedy I have ever seen. David is an entertaining lead as well as Evan.. I can't tell anybody how much this show warms my heart and makes me laugh and feel good. Seasons 5 and 6 were AWFUL, but season 7 was ehhhhhh. I wish Becca was in the finale a WHOLE BUNCH, because her character is the biggest lead to me besides David.. after all, we begin with her and David, not him and Karen. i really wish this show would've stayed on, or if we could get a spin-off with Richard Bates.. :D

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