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Californication (Season 4 - 2011)
« on: May 12, 2012, 08:51:42 pm »
Californication (Season 4)



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Re: Californication (Season 4 - 2011)
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 09:01:18 pm »
Exile on Main St.



So glad to finally get to watch Season 4, especially after the cliffhanger from Season 3 with Hank coming clean to Karen about sleeping with Mia and then getting arrested for assaulting a police officer. I was curious to see how this one would pick up. Well, it basically picks up at the point of Hank making bail and being release from Jail. Now Charlie and Hank have a meeting with the biggest Hollywood starlet Sasha Bingham (Addison Timlin) that wants to make  F u c k i n g  and Punching into a movie. Of course this can only mean one thing.....bang the starlet. Good Gawd Addison Timlin is incredibly hot!! I like the new addition of Carla Gugino who will be Hank's lawyer. I can only imagine what's gonna happen between these two.

Also, I hope that Kathleen Turner pops up in Season 4. She was a riot in the previous season.
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Re: Californication (Season 4 - 2011)
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2012, 10:20:49 pm »
Suicide Solution



Great episode and I particularly liked the Letter that Hank wrote to Becca, admitting to her about his failings as a father and as a person towards her. I think the Letters/Narration segments in most of the episodes are some of the most kick ass writings on any series. Whoever writes those segments really go out of their way to craft some great words, which is inspiring for me to write as well. It's almost poetry without it actually being such. More like poetic writing.

Really cool and very trippy to see Zakk Wylde turn up as the Guitar Guy in the Guitar store where Hank is looking to buy Becca a Gibson. Also, it was awesome to see Rob Lowe joining the cast as the Hollywood Superstar Actor looking to play the role of 'Hank Moody' in the film version of  F u c k i n g  and Punching.
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Re: Californication (Season 4 - 2011)
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2012, 11:33:36 am »
Home Sweet Home



I knew that Hank letting Karen believe he tried to commit suicide so that he could reatin her affection would come to bite him in the ass. Even if he did try to do that, I still thought it was a bit too much that she would just jump back into whatever kind of relationship they were about to embark on. Now that she knows, Hank is definitely up  s h i t  creek now. Not that he wasn't already there.

I like that they are having Becca pursue guitar and liked the scenes of her playing on the boardwalk at Venice Beach. I don't know much about the behind the scenes stuff for Californication because I'm trying to remain spoiler free until I watch all the episodes of the series, but I think Madeleine Martin who plays Becca is actually playing guitar in those scenes. That would have to be some incredible sync job to get those fingerings to match what is coming out of the amp. Either way, I am very impressed in her abilities.
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Re: Californication (Season 4 - 2011)
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012, 08:06:20 pm »
Monkey Business



Monkey Business is exactly what you think it is. I haven't laughed this hard in a while and boy, my side was hurting from it all. When the Monkey started flinging it's poo at Charlie, I just lost it. But the weirdest sight was seeing Fisher Stevens hanging behind the bathroom door, dead from autoerotic asphyxiation. He has two incredible looking women on his both his arms, but he chooses to go down that road? Weird doesn't even begin to describe some people.
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Re: Californication (Season 4 - 2011)
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2012, 08:50:43 pm »
Freeze-Frame



This episode had me a bit on edge. First you have Charlie giving himself a botched man-scaping job, bleeding all over the place. Yuck. Then I thought Hank was going to throw down with Ben, the guy that Karen may or may not be seeing. Then I thought Mia was going to jump off the ledge of the balcony. To top it all off, Hank gets caught with his pants down as Sasha and Mia are looking for Mr. Goodbar. Of course there is someone to take a pic and upload it to the world for all to see. This is gonna get messy now............
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Re: Californication (Season 4 - 2011)
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2012, 09:16:02 pm »
Lawyers, Guns and Money



Rob Lowe as Eddie Nero OWNED this episode! He stole every damn scene he was in and scenes that he wasn't in. This character is the complete opposite of what we get from Rob in Parks And Recreation. He is a very talented actor in both drama and comedy. Not many are good in one genre, even less in both. Rob is the rare exception to pull it off with conviction in both.

As for the rest of the episode, there doesn't seem to be much blowback from the photo of Hank in a comprising position from the last episode. To say that Hank is bulletproof is putting it mildly.
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Re: Californication (Season 4 - 2011)
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2012, 08:28:30 pm »
The Recused



Very funny episode surrounding golf. Well, in what appeared to be golf. Some people in life just take the game way to serious and watching Lloyd Alan Philips Jr. (Alan Dale) berate Hank for "disrespecting" the game had some laugh out moments. Karen is really stuck between a Rock and a Hard Place now that she's falling for Ben, but can't quite let go of Hank. This is gonna get messy.

I loved the acoustic version of Skid Row's I Remember You by Queens Of Dogtown to close out the episode. I'd buy that for sure if it were an actual single.

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Re: Californication (Season 4 - 2011)
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2012, 09:39:16 pm »
Lights, Camera, A$$hole



Really cool to see Callie Thorne pop up as Sasha's mom. I've been a big fan of hers from Rescue Me, and she's so adorable and hot at the same time. More please. You can probably figure out that Hank sleeps with her and then Sasha's walks in on them. Insanity ensues. They all made up rather quicly though.

A very funny scene with Stu Beggs when Marcy tries to tell him that she is pregnant by Charlie. But Stu in his excitement thinks it's his baby and starts to weep like a little girl. You have to see it to get why is so damn funny.

The ending tripped me up a bit when Home Sweet Home started playing. I was like why can't Showtime pay for the original song by Motley Crue only to have the camera pan from Hank over to Tommy Lee sitting at the bar's piano, playing the greatest ballad of all time. Cool way to close out the episode as everyone sings along.
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Re: Californication (Season 4 - 2011)
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2012, 08:28:33 pm »
Another Perfect Day



A good episode what has to 2 incidents. The first one being Becca, having just learned how to drive, sneaking out late at night, taking the car for a joy ride and then crashing it. The other incident has to do with Charlie's new "girl friend" Peggy (Melissa Stephens), the Real Estate Agent that he is banging. She has got some seriously twisted role playing fetishes. It's funny stuff, but man she sure is a character.
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Re: Californication (Season 4 - 2011)
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2012, 09:14:01 pm »
The Trial



We finally get to the Trial that has been building towards the entire season thus far. Hank must now answer for having sex with Mia, who was underage at the time. The testimony of witnesses was interesting because we got to see scenes via flashback of moments mentioned previously only in passing back in Season 1. Now, we finally get a "face" to the scene if you will.

But the biggest bombshell that had even me going "whoa" was when it was revealed that Hank met Mia before the night in question. That's one big bomb for sure. No idea how this is gonna play itself out, but it's one of the better court room dramas I've seen so far on a TV Series.
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Re: Californication (Season 4 - 2011)
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2012, 09:54:48 pm »
The Last Supper



It was nice to see Hank, Karen, Becca, Charlie and Marcy all sharing the same scene together. All season long they have been separated from each other as a whole due to circumstances like divorce, dating, trials, etc....So to get them in one room was kind of a return to what Season 1 was all about. Now that Hank has been found guilty, it's kinda bittersweet. No idea if he is going away for a long time or if he will get probation.

Outside of the aforementioned scene, the best and funniest had to be Hank's fantasy dream where he has the ideal life...in the 50's. Think of Leave It To Beaver and you will get the hilarity of the scene itself. The fact that it was shot in Black and White, and the music in the background was spot on, made this an instant classic.
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Re: Californication (Season 4 - 2011)
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2012, 08:17:20 am »
...And Justice for All



Awesome episode which had the best scene all season long and one of the best dinner scenes ever. So much  s h i t  went down and a lot of truths were unleashed. Charlie confesses that he still loves Marcy. Marcy confesses she is carrying his baby. Peggy stabs Charlie in the hand. Marcy and Peggy cat fight. Nero (Rob Lowe) hooks up with Peggy at the end. That's just a tiny sampling of the chaos.

So, Hank gets 3 years....probation. So, he is more or less a free man to wreck havoc....or not. It remains to be seen if he will change and become the father that Becca wants. I really liked the ending, driving off into the sunset. But I liked how earlier Hank walks onto the movie set of  F u c k i n g  and Punching.....and how they inter-cut the films actors with the people the characters are based on. Just a couple of days ago, Bones had a behind the scenes episode on a Hollywood set.
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Re: Californication (Season 4 - 2011)
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2012, 08:22:47 am »
Californication (Season 4)



Season 4 is practically a perfect season in every way and I'm looking forward to Season 5 to see where they go with the characters. There is going to have to be some sort of change in Hank, or its just going to make Season 4 kind of a wash. He has to grow up sometime. I highly recommend this season as a Buy. Just a great season all around and they did a great job with the guest stars that had big parts as well as the cameos too. Fun times.
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