Maybe it’s because I was never really a huge David Duchovny fan or maybe it was because I like to do things at my own pace, but I have only just finished watching the first season of Californication and my verdict is….AWESOME! You can consider me a born again Duchovny fan! I can’t believe I let this little gem slip through my fingers for just over five years.
I find myself actually quite drawn to David Duchovny’s lead character Hank, the sex crazed writer with a heart. Before you get all hot and bothered, I would just like to highlight that I am NOT all hot and bothered about Hank, I just find him endearing. It helps that he has a killer sense of humour with a cutting sense of sarcasm to boot. Clearly this programme will never be shown on television channels in more conservative countries as it has a whole load of sex scenes. From car sex, bondage, threesomes and even female ejaculation….yes I know….eeek! X-Files this is not!
It’s actually ironic really that David Duchovny should end up doing a show like Californication. He did after all seek treatment himself for sex addiction in 2008 whilst still married to his wife Tea Leoni, whom he separated from in 2011. Apparently, according to the press, he was “discovered” by Tea to have an addiction to sex, and forced by ultimatum to seek help. I don’t even want to know how she discovered him. I am by no means poking (perhaps a bad choice of words) fun at David, I think it takes a lot of courage to not only seek help for something like sex addiction but to then have it made known to everybody else….wow, good luck buddy!
I now know why all my guy friends have always raved about this show. Surprisingly, despite all the “sexy time” that is featured (and honestly, what do you expect from a show called caliFORNICATION), it is actually really well written. The classic single male stereotype that humps everything in his sight with a heartbeat but who has himself lost his heart to his one true love who doesn’t really want him anymore. It’s his take it or leave it genuine nature and his affection for his young teenage daughter that make Hank a compelling character. The way he perseveres with his ex even though she has moved on, often in the face of her new partner, comes across almost as a new age style of romanticism….eternal love even in the face of a big “F#$K OFF”.
The writers on this show are my kind of people, some of the lines are real keepers…. “He makes my labia shrivel”…hahahaha!! I couldn’t have said it better!
Gone are the days where Samantha on Sex in the City was the only potty mouthed sex fiend on the box….Hank where have you been all this time? Sure some people will just hate the thought ofCalifornication, but trust me, how will you know if you don’t watch??
Gotta go folks, it’s been fun but I have a lot of catching up to do, five more seasons await!