Tiny Couch Review

Californication (2007–2014)

  • ntoky_b

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    Signed up the 03/10/2017

    On 05/10/2017 at 09:00 Quote this message

    Hank Moody

    "A morning of awkwardness is far better than a night of loneliness."
    Meet Hank Moody, Writer, Lover, Father, An Alcoholic, Occasional Drug User and a borderline Sex Addict.

    When he is first introduced in the first season, his life has slowly fallen apart since his longtime girlfriend Karen (McElhone) left him. He struggles to be a good parental figure to his and Karen's daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin), and he fails to produce any kind of written work due to his drug use and sex addiction. He becomes more unstable especially after his book, "God Hates Us All", gets turned into a gooey, flowery movie called "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love".
    Hank tends to find himself in trouble more often than not, with his daughter in school, and an abundance of time on his hands. One of Hank's major character flaws (and source of drama on the show), is his tendency to effortlessly attract women to him, bringing with them an assortment of trouble that usually often damages his family life.
    Another major source of trouble for Hank is hanging out with his friends. Whether it's music producer Lew Ashby and a drug-fueled all night sex party, or his best friend/agent Charlie Runkle; trouble is never far from the men.

    Despite all of the aforementioned, Hank is a man on a journey to find (and perhaps redeem) himself, a central trait of the character, and theme of the entire series.

    I do not know how many times I have re-watched this series.
    Think Twice,
    Code Once

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