Only two days until the long-awaited (by me) second season of "Californication," starring David Duchovny who is perfectly suited to the role of randy, self-loathing, asshole writer Hank Moody.
In Season One, Hank is a brilliant NYC-to-LA transplant suffering from a severe case of writer's block after his acclaimed novel is made into cinematic romantic drivel. He becomes unapologetically entangled in a web of booze and drugs and women until his life and livelihood take a turn for the worse after an inadvertent sexcapade with his ex-girlfriend's future stepdaughter, jailbait Mia, played to ruthless perfection by little Gracie from "The Nanny," Madeline Zima, who is all grown up.
Hank's ex-longtime-girlfriend, Karen, is played by the lovely Natascha McElhone. Karen is engaged to be married to an insipid yet stable guy but her passionate love for Hank's sorry ass results in a runaway bride situation which is where we are left at Season One's end.
Madeleine Martin plays wise-beyond-her-years, gothy band front member Becca, who at 13 is far sager and more mature than her dad. As a result, she feels her role is caretaker for her dad and moves in with him much to the chagrin of her mother.
Hank's agent, Charlie, is played to slimy yet lovable perfection by Evan Handler. You will remember him as Charlotte's doting husband from SATC.
Charlie's wife, Marcy, is played hysterically with no punches pulled by Pamela Adlon. If you like people who tell it like it is, you will love Marcy.
Season One is available On Demand and you can download it from iTunes and various places.
Be warned. This is not for the kids. There is filthy language and cable-y porn. So, put your kids to bed, keep the volume low and close the blinds so the neighbors don't think you're a perv. *Wink.*
Season Two starts on Showtime, Sunday, September 28 at 10 pm ET/PT.
*UPDATE: In the first two episodes of the new season, Charlie and Marcy are out of control and are kind of making me sick. Just so ya know.*
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