Friday, April 23, 2010
Not the song, no. The show.
No, let me do this right, with the capitalization.
Not, the song, no. THE show. It was created by Tom Kapinos.
What is it about? It is about Hank Moody (David Duchovny). A rebel in the world of literature. His radical thoughts were made famous by his one and only big hit, 'God Hates Us All' (he had me there).
This guy is a stud. He is awesome in the sack with the ladies (they all are). What is awesome about this serious is that they actually show the boobs of the girls he fucks. And he fucks the best of them! (read Mia, look here) Moving on (as difficult as it may be), other than the boobs and the ass, and the very freaky bald dude (Hank's agent and friend) who has a threesome with his wife and his secretary who is a gothic chick, which ignites lesbian curiosity in his wife leading to temporary seperation, it also shows Hank fuck a black man's white wife! (GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS AND THEIR ASS AND THEIR BOOBS, AND WRITE SOMETHING ASEXUAL!! *point noted*)
They ALSO show his emotional side. His constant battle with the most boring guy ever (he even beats me), Bill, who is the father of Mia and Karen's new 'love', aptly described as a 'dial tone', leaves you pitying Hank and wondering yet again, what girls really want. But you can't pity him for long 'cause in the next frame he'll invariably be back in the sack and the boobs bounce around and it becomes so difficult to think of anything else. Just the boobs and you, and nothing else.. (STOP! *point noted*)
So yes, he is emotional. He is also vulnerable and that makes the whole show amazing. Unlike the other shows I've seen, this one does NOT trigger an irrationally long period of self pity, self loathing and a general sense of despair for never getting to first base. Hank's shit is so fucked up that you forget about your own junk and just want to see him and Karen getting back together.
The parts where his 12 year old daughter 'Becca' and he have conversations with her sharing her problems with him deserve a special mention. The to be goth rocker's liberal use of the words 'fuck' and 'asshole' (sometimes used to describe her father) don't seem out of place at all.
The show is a complete package. All the other series look like The Teletubbies now.
I have stayed up till 6a.m. on three separate nights watching Californication. And then dreamt of fornication for the next 8 hours. But the only fornication that ever seems like for me is Kaali-fornication. Sigh. I'm willing to settle, any takers?
NOTE: This post is dedicated to Elsa Joy who commented on my 'i will be back'. Thank you.