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'Californication' Season 4, Episode 8 Recap

by Dr. Ryan Vaughan, PhD (no, seriously), posted Feb 28th 2011 5:25AM
'Californication' S04/E08['Californication' - 'Lights, Camera, Action']

So, what if the love of your life is the thing that has been keeping you from true happiness? It's not uncommon for people to get into a lengthy relationship, have their souls and any inkling of self-respect removed, yet continue to pony up to the bar and order a tall stiff glass of incompatibility because it's the only thing they know will get them drunk enough to make it through another night.

What I'm trying to say, rather unsuccessfully, is that maybe all this time spent trying to please Karen and win her back wasn't just in vain, but misguided as well, because Karen and Hank just aren't good together. If every relationship that began with two people partying until one of them was knocked up ended up being a perfect match, divorces would be like exercise: Not worth the pain in the ass. But since so many people spend so much time with the wrong person for the wrong reasons, divorces (break-ups) aren't only worth it, they're like Caribbean vacations ... and it's time for Hank to book a flight to Aruba.

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David Duchovny Says Parents 'Too Involved' in Kids' Lives (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 16th 2010 4:00PM
We're glad you're not our daddy, David Duchovny. According to Duchovny, the problem with kids today is that parents are far too involved in their lives, and not hands-off like his father was with him, he said on 'The Bonnie Hunt Show' (weekdays, syndicated).

"Parents are just way too involved in kids' lives now," Duchovny said. "It's true. My son, when he was three-years-old, he was in t-ball, and there were forty parents watching these kids miss a t-ball. I had to beg my father to come to the little league championship game, right? So, by the time these kids are five, their parents have seen them in 700 sporting events. And it's too much."

Watch the video after the jump.

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Carla Gugino Becomes David Duchovny's Latest 'Californication' Love

by Kim Potts, posted Apr 15th 2010 9:20AM
When last we saw 'Californication's' Hank Moody (David Duchovny), he was being hauled off to jail after a fight with love Karen that spilled out into the street. So it's no surprise that when the Showtime series returns for its fourth season later this year, Hank will have a new love interest.

Carla Gugino, last seen in primetime as Vincent Chase's agent-turned-girlfriend on 'Entourage,' has signed on for a 10-episode stint in season 4, in which she'll play a "likable corporate attorney," according to Deadline.

Meanwhile, 'Cashmere Mafia' actress Addison Timlin will also join the show next season, playing an actress who stars in the film-within-the-series, for eight episodes.

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What to Watch: April 12 - 18

by Stephanie Earp, posted Apr 12th 2010 3:23AM

- Tuesday April 13, 9:25 pm, Global/Fox

It's back! The all-singing all-dancing insanity that 'Idol' used to justify keeping Michael Lynche on the show is back for sweeps and everyone is very excited (except me, because I am the one person in the universe who doesn't see the appeal). Will is finally single, but instead of jumping Emma's bones like he's been waiting his whole life to do it, he takes some time to think about his new situation. And just when Rachel and Finn seemed to be getting started on something real, she gets sidetracked by a fellow called Jesse St. James. Oh honey, no! Any variation on Jesse James is bad news. Trust.

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David Duchovny Puts Jay Leno on the Spot (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 8th 2010 3:15AM
David Duchovny Puts Jay Leno on the SpotActor David Duchovny is apparently not a big Elvis Presley fan, because he recently avoided going on a trip to Graceland. In fact, Duchovny is dismissive of Elvis, and of the whole Graceland concept. "[It's] like Legoland... for a music that I'm not in love with." Unfortunately, Duchovny made this statement as a guest on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC). And Jay Leno is a huge Elvis fan. And so, Duchovny's casual remark started a long debate.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Larry the Cable Guy Spars with David Duchovny on 'Regis and Kelly' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 27th 2010 4:30PM
Larry the Cable Guy and David Duchovny spar on 'Live with Regis and Kelly'We'll file this one in the "awkward celebrity fights" category. On 'Live with Regis and Kelly' today, Larry the Cable Guy insulted David Duchovny, who tossed a few barbs back.

But when the 'Californication' star reached over to touch Larry's hat, it appeared as if Larry was going to punch him. Ha ha. No harm done. Aaawwwkkkward...

Watch the video from TV's Top 5! after the jump.

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'Dexter' Scores Another Ratings Record

by Daniel Frankel, posted Dec 14th 2009 9:05PM
If John Lithgow can pull it off as a pot-dealing single dad, or a philandering book author, Showtime should definitely consider him for other guest gigs.

The former '3rd Rock From the Sun' star pulled off what has to be one of the more successful series guest turns in modern TV history, with his final appearance as the Trinity Killer on 'Dexter' yielding Showtime's best ratings ever for an original show.

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Review: Californication - Mia Culpa

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 14th 2009 5:42PM

(S03E12) "That's the thing about secrets, Hank. They have a funny way of coming out." - Mia Cross

If last night's episode was the first episode of Californication you have ever seen, it might have left you more than a little confused. Your friends who gab about it around the office water cooler have always been telling you how its the raucous and dirty sitcom of the decade, a show that takes the wit of Robert Benchley and combines it with the out-of-control plot of those Spring Break party movies that used to play late at night on the USA Network.

You're tired of feeling like you're missing out on something awesome, so you finally decide to tune in and instead what you find is a rather heavy and deep emotional look at the effects of a life spent partying, boozing and philandering.

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David Duchovny Talks 'Californication' Finale, Lady Gaga and Wanting to F*** Rick Springfield

by Maggie Furlong, posted Dec 11th 2009 4:00PM
David Duchovny, 'Californication''Californication' is one of those shows that always manages to get people talking, which is why it's so fitting that the show's star is the brutally honest, make-no-apologies David Duchovny.

After another season full of awkward drunken moments, lessons in how not to parent and Hank Moody continuing to choose heartbreak and rampant adultery over true love, AOL TV caught up with Duchovny to get the scoop on the season three finale (Sun., Dec. 13, 10PM ET on Showtime).

What we got was much more of a peek into the mysterious actor's brain -- revelations about a wide range of hot topics, including his family life, his least funny moment of '09, Twitter, blurring out Adam Lambert, being saddened and amazed by Lady Gaga and wanting to f*** Rick Springfield.

Come on, you know you're curious ...

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Review: Californication - Comings and Goings

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 7th 2009 8:07AM
(S03E11) "Ladies, start your egos." - Richard Bates to Hank and Stacy Koontz

Hank Moody is the very definition of a man who deserves a serious ass-kicking.

He may not mean to act like the world's biggest douchebag. In fact, out of the entire world lineup of douchebags, he's certainly towards the end of life's long line. That still doesn't mean he doesn't deserve one less than the guy at the very front of the line, whoever that poor bastard may be. My money is on the mutant offspring of Attila the Hun and Spencer the Pratt.

But why does that guy who gets to deliver said ass-kicking have to be the world's dorkiest jilted man? A man who when confronting the man who gave his way a ride down the Pleasure Expressway challenges said man to a duel with blanks? And before you even think of asking, yes, copious amounts of alcohol were involved. Just another Sunday for Californication.

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Review: Californication - Dogtown

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 30th 2009 3:47AM
Californication: Dogtown
(S03E10) "I think that ultimately, [women] are going to have to raise the white flag and just accept us for the emotional retards that we are." - Hank to Charlie

This was a real uplifter from last week's dull and otherwise boring episode, if not for the courageous and outrageous efforts of Charlie and his quest to score Rick Springfield a bag of the Colombian itching powder. And I mean uplifter in both the quality and emotional sense of the word ... that I just made up.

The girls in Hank's life, Karen, Becca and Charlie's ex Marcy, go for a girls' night out, and Hank gives Charlie one of his world famous benders after he gets canned for losing Springfield as a client. But it's more about seeing how much greasy California cuisine and $10 a bottle booze they can shove into their systems. Like all great drunken road trips, it's a night of story-telling, story-making and personal exploration, if the memories can make it through the vodka and wine haze that follows them wherever they go.

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Review: Californication - Mr. Bad Example

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 23rd 2009 4:01PM

"I had a plan, I did, but it just didn't work out the way I thought it would."/"What? You thought he'd (Hank) do a good job of being in charge?" - Karen to Becca

Remember watching Friends and feeling that great sense of heavy letdown when you realized that week's diversion of reality would be a "Joey-heavy episode"?

That describes this week's Californication to a tee, except the great sense of heavy letdown doesn't quite sit on top of your soul with the girth and grim sadism of an evil sumo wrestler.

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Review: Californication - The Apartment

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 16th 2009 4:45AM
(S0308) "For someone who loves women so much, you sure don't understand them very well." - Jackie to Hank

Hank makes for an interesting character because there is never one single, solitary way of looking at him. Some people see this alcoholic horndog as a success while others look at his cavalier exterior and think of him as an utter failure. He's certainly one of the most complex characters on television for a guy who has one thing on his mind, two depending on how much booze is in the house.

So naturally all of his bad decisions and mistakes will come back to haunt him, and this week, he got hit with them all at once in a bizarre clusterf#$% of sheer craziness. It's as if a tornado of tail just leveled Hank's house and life in the process.

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Review: Californication - Slow Happy Boys

by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 26th 2009 9:29AM
Kevin Corrigan and David Duchovny on Californication
- "Once upon a time's gotta count for something." - Zloz to Hank

Ah, the old friend from back home trick. It's been done so many times before in television. Remember when Rob's old Army buddy came to town in that one episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show or that one time when Don Rickles met up with his old pal Maxwell Smart on Get Smart? Those were some good times.

Imagine those episodes with a lot of hookers and copious amounts of beer, whiskey and vodka. Now they are twice as better, even if the hangover isn't as warm and friendly.

Zloz's one episode appearance felt like the makings of another "Guys Gone Wild" episode where the boys do some drinking, make with the smoking and then get into some fighting, but it turned into something much deeper and helped you appreciate the characters more for what they are. The ride was fun, even if you didn't really want to get back in line for it.

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Review: Californication - Zoso

by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 20th 2009 3:18AM
Embeth Davidtz and David Duchovny on Californication(S03E04) - "You once spent an entire class ranting about how much you hate Coldplay. Something tells me you could care less about what's frowned upon." - Jackie to Hank

Hank is normally the kind of guy most average heterosexual males would form mobs against, complete with rows of flaming torches and pitchforks (used both as weapons and Freudian references to using one's phallus as a weapon).

Still, he's become the most likable monkey in the Californication barrel. And it's not because he's living a life that would make most Arabian princes jealous. It's because there is a method to his manliness tendencies. He's vulnerable and sees those vulnerabilities in people around him, especially those of the opposite sex with genes that get saved in the secret cabinet in most high priced fertility clinics.

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