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Californication, Channel 5 (UK), Showtime
Suffering from riders block

Suffering from riders block

Approaching is the long awaited second series of this highly original, witty television drama about a troubled but chilled, sex addicted writer living in California. If you have not watched the first series, you have missed the least formulaic show in television history.

We watch while our hero, Hank, struggles to win back the mother (Karen) of his much loved daughter (Becca). And, at the same time. get himself out of some serious scrapes including sleeping with a 16 year old girl who turns out to be the daughter of Karen’s new boyfriend. 

The dialogue is the most refreshing aspect of this comedy. They say that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit but you may disagree when you hear it coming from David Duchovny. Even though the storylines can be quite heavy such as statutory rape or living in a broken family,the rock n roll attitudes of the cast give them a lighter edge.

Hank can get women to laugh at comments that would usually get men a slap in the face. It gives him a strong air of mystery. His sexy demeanor and quick wit is especially appealing when he bounces off his neurotic, Jewish literary agent (and best friend), Charlie. He is as morally corrupt as his best bud. Despite being married to his soul mate, he still can’t resist the temptation when his secretary invites him to discipline her.

This is another showtime production, like Weeds. They seem to breed shows that are fresh and cutting edge. With Californication in particular, there is something for everyone to enjoy, without being spoonfed a block of cheese. Season 2 starts in America on Sunday 28th September. As soon as we know the dates for UK, we will publish them.

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I was watching this last night, it’s brilliant!

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