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Californication

Californication
  • Rating: 8.30
  • Year of issue: 2007
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama
  • Countries: United States
  • Duration: 28 minutes
  • Complexity: 9

Hank Moody is a novelist who suffers from writer’s block. Desperate to find purpose in his life, he drinks, womanizes, and takes drugs, damaging his relationships with his lover Karen and his daughter Becca. Will the book of his life have a happy end?

  • Hank and Karen are planning to move back to New York and Hank undergoes a vasectomy.
  • After Hank is arrested by the police and sent to prison, he meets record producer Lew Ashby, who asks Hank to write his biography, in the meantime, Charlie is fired after videos of him masturbating in the office are shown to his boss.
  • Hank starts as Lew Ashby's biographer, Becca starts at Mia's all-girl school and Charlie starts (well, tries to start actually) as porn actress Daisy's agent.
  • Right before they throw a big dinner party for all their friends, Hank proposes to Karen.
  • Hank now lives with Lew Ashby, who arranges a surprise for him when Hank tells him he likes TV cook Chloe Metz. Charlie helps Daisy get a part in a porn film.
  • Hank tries to talk to Lew's long lost love. Later on, he runs into Julian, who's having sex with someone who's definitely not Sonja.
  • Hank and Karen go to a parent evening and Hank ends up sleeping with the teacher. Charlie and Marcy take a desperate Daisy into their home.
  • Marcy goes to her mother for a detox, Hank goes to Lew's former love to find out more about their relationship and Karen goes to Lew because he's dating Mia.
  • Hank goes on a date with Janie Jones, Lew's long lost love. Lew invites Karen on a date.
  • Hank awaits test results and reflects on his early days with Karen. Charlie begs Daisy to move out.
  • Mia's - that is, originally Hank's - book gets rave reviews, ironically better than any of the books published in Hank's name. Lew is having a party to which pretty much everyone is invited. Marce has just come back from rehab and Charlie is planning to give her some time before announcing that he wants a divorce in order to be with Daisy. Annika, a Rolling Stone book critic has a scandalous theory about the true story behind Mia's book… And there's still more problems arising.
  • The “joyous arrival” happens at a new age birthing center.
  • Following Karen's move to New York, Hank Moody does his best to raise his daughter Becca by himself. But being a single dad isn't easy, especially with Becca starting to question his authority more than ever. To make matters worse, Becca's new best friend Chelsea has a fondness for sex, drugs, and trouble. After a run-in with Chelsea's straight-laced mother Felicia, a teacher at the local university, Hank reluctantly accepts a dinner invitation. Hank does his best to tolerate the various academics at the party, but things get out of hand when Hank insists on having …
  • Hank makes a poor start to teaching when one of his crushing students attempts suicide after Hank criticizes his writing, and also learns an unwelcome fact about another one.
  • Hank and Becca attend the annual English Department Fall Mixer hosted by Dean Koons and wife Felicia. After flirtatious exchanges with student Jackie and Felicia, Hank finds himself consoling his jilted teacher's aide Jill, the best way he knows how. Meanwhile, Becca and Chelsea sneak away to discuss life, love, and psychedelic mushrooms. Charlie tries to coax Marcy into celebrating the first signing at the new agency, teen idol Rick Springfield.
  • Becca drags Hank to a trendy shopping boutique to pick out some more grown-up attire. But Hank isn't so sure he likes the “new” Becca's makeover. At work, Hank juggles sexual encounters with teacher's aide Jill and boss Felicia. And finally, in an attempt to figure out why talented writer Jackie is missing class, Hank drags Charlie to the strip club where she works. Unfortunately, temptation gets the better of Hank.
  • Becca flies to N.Y. to her mom while Hank's old best friend ‘Zloz’ comes to L.A. for the first time. His mission: to indulge in all kinds of depravity. Hank takes him to Sue's party, but that is just the beginning.
  • Karen is quickly onto what (or whom) Hank's been doing, but the actual problem is Becca, who isn't happy to hear that she is to move to N.Y. to live with her mother. A client of Charlie's turns out to be Marcy's fantasy. Runkle's Luck.
  • Hank has decided that he needs to get rid of the extraneous women in his life, and he intends to achieve it in one day. Unfortunately, the women might want to keep him. Meanwhile, Sue needs Charlie's help with her first client.
  • Jackie and two of her friends arrive to party. The next day, one of the girls is unconscious, and then Runkle & Rick Springfield arrive. They all have to hide when Jill suddenly arrives. And the knocks on the door just don't stop.
  • There's a call from the principal of the girls' school to Hank… and Stacy. Felicia has a revelation for Karen. Marcy is completely smitten by Rick and on top of that, Charlie has to provide him cocaine.
  • Karen, Becca and Marcy have a girls' night out. Since Charlie just got fired by Sue, Hank decides to have a boys' night out. The girls' night - uneventful. The boys' night - not so much. Then there's the morning after.
  • Felicia invites Hank and Karen for a lunch. When they arrive, they find Jill and Jackie there too - awkward. But it's the surprise guest who causes Hank to wail, “The worst day of my life!” And the worst is still to come.
  • Hank has to make things good with Karen, while helping his newly learned about son to further his acting career by getting him a job as a PA assistant, with unforeseen complications.
  • Julia gets an acting gig on the show Hank is working on, on the other hand Levon wants to have sex with Melanie, and Charlie wants to be Goldies new manager.
  • Rick has a date with Julia, Hank tries to get Lee laid with many complications, and Charlie has trouble with his new client.
  • Rick throws a party, while at the party, Stu makes Charlie an offer, Julia finds out about what Hank did, and problems arise between Charlie and Goldie.
  • Julia thinks her looks play a role in why she can get a job so easily, which is later proven when Hank visits her at her job. Charlie and Marcy deal with their money issue.
  • The crew finally starts filming, while issues start to arise.
  • After receiving news that Karen has been in a car accident, Hank, Marcy and Charlie wait in the hospital to hear about her condition.
  • Hank and Karen have dinner together, with a few unexpected guests.
  • Hank struggles with telling Becca she has a brother when she comes home. Charlie and Marcy make a decision.
  • The day finally comes, can Marcy and Charlie go through with Stus' offer? Hank confronts his feelings about Beccas' wedding and makes the difficult choice between spending his future with Julia or Karen.

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