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Californication w/ Duchovny on Showtime


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#1 of 74 JonZ

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Posted June 20 2007 - 07:52 AM

http://www.sho.com/s....rce=shocom_nav

With so many people not being happy with HBO(Im one of them), theyre really pushing this show.

You ll be able to view it in advance through Netflix

Also heres another trailer. Warning for nudity....

http://www.bobinstit...imvids/cal7.mpg

#2 of 74 JonZ

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Posted August 14 2007 - 03:15 AM

No one watched this?

I thought it was funny. A few laugh out loud moments,and plenty of giggles from his dialogue.

Loved the high five at his daughter being a lesbian gag.

#3 of 74 Patrick Sun

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Posted August 14 2007 - 05:31 AM

This is David Duchovny's return to steady acting, this time it's on Showtime and the show definitely features R-rated adult-themed material, adult life situations.

Duchovny plays Hank, a writer with writer's block, and a seriously F'd up personal life that leads him to pretty much bang anything in a skirt. Hank is messed up, but he also doesn't take crap from nobody, which leads to some funny sequences in the pilot episode. A bonus is having Natascha McElhone as Karen, the mother of his daughter, and they share a bumpy past, relationship-wise. Me loves me some Natascha McElhone. And wait until you see the girl from "The Nanny", Madeline Zima, all grown up now. It features some man-child behavior by Hank, where Duchovny gets to film some of those sex scenes from Red Shoes Diary he missed out on as the narrator, Jake, but the scenes on this show are much more quicker and grounded in reality, even the dreams.

Don't know if everyone will enjoy it, but I plan on tuning in.
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#4 of 74 Jeff Ulmer

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Posted August 14 2007 - 03:21 PM

I just saw some of the trailer and thought it looks like Duchovny is returning to his comfort zone. I don't know where to watch it in Canada though.

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Posted August 15 2007 - 03:05 AM

I watched this last night finally and found myself pleasantly surprised. I've always liked Duchovny and he's right at home here it seems. He plays the character of Hank very well, sort of a manchild who never mentally aged passed 15 years old. But with redeeming qualities, he obviously cares about his family and such. Not to mention there are some great looking girls in there.
I had several LOL moments and am looking forward to the next episode, I sort of didn't want it to end after 40 something minutes (which certainly didn't feel that long).
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Posted August 15 2007 - 06:27 AM

My wife and I caught it last night. I thought she would be put off by the terribly blasphemous start and all the other "naughty bits" but, in the end, she said she liked it. She's no puritan by any means but it did seem to push the envelop most every scene. I liked it and will put it on my season pass. Shows like this and Dexter (which returns next month) have made Showtime the new HBO (John From Cincinatti, anyone??).
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Posted August 15 2007 - 07:59 PM

i ordered showtime for Weeds and this show and i loved Californication...i was laughing throughout.

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Posted August 16 2007 - 10:03 AM

Loved it.

#9 of 74 Jeff Ulmer

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Posted August 17 2007 - 01:00 PM

Still wondering if anyone knows how to watch this (or Weeds) in Canada.

#10 of 74 JonZ

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Posted August 17 2007 - 01:32 PM

Showtime isnt available in Cananda?

#11 of 74 Jeff Ulmer

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Posted August 17 2007 - 02:02 PM

Not that I can find. I know Weeds was showing somewhere at one point, but I don't know where now.

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Posted August 20 2007 - 04:06 AM

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Shows like this and Dexter (which returns next month) have made Showtime the new HBO (John From Cincinatti, anyone??).

Agree - Entourage is the hottest property on HBO right now. I'm probably too young to be trained into thinking Concords is funny, but they signed for season 2, so I'll have to find something interesting at 10:30 - again.

If nothing else - the high brest count on Californication will keep things interesting Posted Image

#13 of 74 JonZ

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Posted August 21 2007 - 12:40 AM

Puking on the painting had me rolling


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Posted August 21 2007 - 02:22 AM

I think I liked episode 2 more than the first.

And never expected to see Paula Marshall (any CUPID fans?) in this type of role.

#15 of 74 Patrick Sun

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Posted August 21 2007 - 04:42 AM

Duchovny and Marshall's scene cracked me up.

Was surprised that they casted Brooke Banner on the show (the porn starlet with the screaming baby) as she's a real porn starlet. She was a decent actress as far as porn starlets are concerned, I guess.

I liked the scene with Hank and his daughter (her helping him trying to win back Karen). Too bad Bill "owns" Hank for now, but we'll see if Hank ditches the HelLA blog job.
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Posted August 21 2007 - 08:40 AM

Whoever said Showtime = new HBO is right. While I think Weeds has went down hill, Dexter is one of the best shows on TV, and the new season starts off with a hell of a bang.

This show has really surprised me. Smartly written, and you can see where it's going. Duchovny isn't just some crazy horndog, he's obviously a guy who's on a long rebound from the relationship he thought would last.

I thought it was a great start and the acting is smart and funny Posted Image

BTW, my favorite line easily:

You must look like Art Garfunkel down there.

Damn, killed me. And of course..

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Posted August 21 2007 - 11:36 PM

I'm equally surprised by how much I like this show, and I find myself looking forward to Monday nights. While the theme music doesn't strike a chord with me at all, I was pleasantly surprised they didn't license the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Californication."

Paula Marshall looked great, took a few minutes for me to realize it was her.
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Posted August 22 2007 - 01:49 AM

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I'm probably too young to be trained into thinking Concords is funny, but they signed for season 2, so I'll have to find something interesting at 10:30 - again.

I love Flight of the Conchords and I love this show and Dexter. It has nothing to do with being trained. Funny is just subjective. Arrested Development is my favorite show ever.

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I was pleasantly surprised they didn't license the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Californication."

Me too, and I'm a huge RHCP fan. It would've been cheesy, and wouldn't really have fit the show.

#19 of 74 Patrick Sun

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Posted August 28 2007 - 02:39 AM

Sometimes, the literacy of Hank is funny to watch as Duchovny tries to spit out Hank's dialogue, but watching Hank get knocked around (from his penchant for antagonism) is still entertaining. Hank's boundaries are definitely wider than the norm. He's a rascal.

Now, the subplot with Hank's agent and assistance...hoo boy!
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Posted August 28 2007 - 07:42 PM

what a pleasant surprise this show has been. I did not know what to expect and i now like it more than Weeds...which does seem to have run out of steam.

Can't wait for the next episode, Hank has me rolling every 5 mins or so...





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