Californication: Season 7 (2014)



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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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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…

In letter-grading and spirit, Californciation has been the ultimate B-TV show.

Apr 3, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Californication: Season 7

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.

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.

This was just an awful, awful season. Apparently Slap-stick, sitcom situations is how this show decides to go out...

The last episode in the hank moody saga is not creative or fulfilling. actually the same ending has happened in the last 6 seasons.

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.

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.

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.

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

Sooooo bad, stop watching after season 5.

Although humorous and sometimes giggle inducing, Californication is a prime example of the negative side effects of idealism. The first couple of seasons are charming and the plot is somewhat intriguing but after the 4th season, everything generally goes to shit. The same plot is regurgitated over and over again and the main character is not only unlikable, he is very easily hated.[SPOILERS]: The character of Hank Moody is a character so unrealistic and self-indulged that his inability to find happiness is almost a reward to the audience. He claims to love Karen, the mother of his daughter, yet he consistently has sexual relations with other women over and over again and no matter how many times he promises to stay faithful to her, he messes up again and again causing her and everyone else he loves to despise and avoid him. How many times could Karen have easily gotten away from Hank and lived a relatively turmoil-free life? Yet she always goes back to him because what? he has some indescribable attractiveness? They really do have true love? None of these excuses are sufficient enough for any person alive to deal with all of the bullshit that Hank put her through and her dedication is unbelievable and impossible. Charlie and Marcy's characters are just as improbable and they all become impossible to admire at the series's end. Also, the writers of this show must have just been terribly obsessed with shock value because I think that there were more sex scenes than there were names in the credits. There were so many low level actress's tits in this show that I often forgot that I wasn't watching Nip Tuck. I would even have to say that Nip Tuck had a better fucking plot line than this piece of shit series. As a huge X-Files fan, I have to say that David Duchovny royally fucked up when he left the only thing holding his head above water to pursue this narcissistic, cliche trash.

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