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Californication follows the life and times of best-selling novelist Hank Moody as he tries to find happiness in the endless sunshine and blue skies of Los Angeles. The writer, originally from New York City, spends his days partying, driving around in his classic Porsche, meeting beautiful California women, and hanging out with his socially awkward agent, and best friend, Charlie Runkle. But life as America's bad-boy novelist isn't always sweet.

Hank's only calling in life, besides writing, is to reunite with his family, made up of his beloved ex-girlfriend Karen Van Der Beek and their daughter, Becca. Although Hank only wishes the best for them, his constant antics and self destructive nature always seem to get in the way of him keeping them happy, often leading to heartbreaking results. Even with the best of intentions, Hank just can't seem to catch a break.

Hank's stylish ways and witty humor are complimented by the eclectic cast of characters he runs into and situations he finds himself in. From writing a biography for a legendary rockstar producer, to having his bestselling novel turned into a romantic comedy he loathes, to helping a gangster rap celebrity write a TV series, it's impossible to know what Hank will find himself involved in next, but one thing always stands true; it's bound to be a messy situation, and a testament to just how far Hank can be pushed before he loses his trademark cool.

Filled with hilarious lines, memorable quotes, and often heartbreaking twists, Californication keeps you watching and waiting for the next episode, not just to see what Hank will get himself into, but to see if he will finally get his personal demons under control, not just for his own sake, but for that everyone he loves.

Sunday 10:30 PM et/pt on Showtime
7 Seasons, 84 Episodes - Currently Airing
August 13, 2007
Comedy, Drama
8.3/10
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Californication Full Episode Guide

  • Hank makes a huge decision. Karin tries to resolve things between Hank and Becca.

  • Charlie is reeling and Hank may be out of job when the ratings are back for "Santa Monica Cop". Now that the money is tight, Mary accepts Stu's offer.

  • Hank convinces Karen to have dinner with him, but their romantic evening gets interrupted. Later, Charlie, Marcy, Krull, Levon and a friend bring more drama to the situation.

  • Hank recalls turbulent times with Karen and a young Rebecca, and happier days with Charlie and Marcy. In a unexpected encounter with a nun, things are put into perspective.

  • Hank has a problem with his episode "Santa Monica Cop". The Director pressures him to get thing back on track.

  • Rath tries to force Hank to rewrite the script for the episode 'Sant Monica Cops'. Julia receives advice from her boss, as well as Levon and Hank.

  • While Julia and Rath are out, Hank and Levon take Karen and Marcy out for the night. Although Levon has a fantastic time with Nikki, the rest of the group has to deal with Nikki's friend. Charlie is in too deep with his new client Goldie.

  • Levon's efforts to have alone time with Melanie are stoped with The Director in the way. Marcy and Charlie's marriage troubles continue with financial issues in the way.

  • Karen is ready to quit. Hank is told to take on the first episode.

  • Hank is in for a surprise when he visits Levon's apartment.

  • In the seventh season premiere, Hank's reunion with Karen goes differently than he had planned.

  • In the sixth season finale, Hank makes a serious decision that will affect Faith. Everyone rallies behind Atticus to ensure his arrival at the Greek Theatre for his co-headlining gig with Marilyn Manson.

  • Hank and Jane team up in their efforts to locate Atticus, but Becca is the only person who can really help. Charlie's response to a curious message is telling.

  • Hank seeks comfort from Faith, who already has company. Meanwhile, Hank encounters two very important people in Faith's life. Becca has happy news.

  • When Atticus throws a party, everyone pitches in to "help." Hank gets a dose of his own medicine and Charlie encounters The Widow.

  • The reviews are in for the first draft of "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love: The Musical." Hank searches for inspiration from Faith. Becca considers changing careers. Charlie and Stu team up to win back Marcy, but it will be a challenge.

  • Hank's attempt to help Becca backfires. Meanwhile, Hank has an awkward encounter with Karen. Marilyn Manson guest stars as himself.

  • Karen asks Hank to intervene with Becca. Later, the boys board Air Force 69 with Atticus Fetch to fly to NYC to present the songs for the Broadway adaptation of "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love." Charlie combats his fear of flying and Hank is caught off guard by Atticus's wife.

  • Ken finds out about Charlie's secret.

  • Hank and Charlie's meeting with Robbie Mac doesn't go as expected; and later, Hank reconnects with an entertainment exec he previously worked with. Meanwhile, Marcy, Ophelia and Karen gossip over dinner, while Becca proves she's her father's daughter at a reading of her work.

  • Hank and Faith go to a funeral. Meanwhile, Karen finds Hank in a questionable situation. Marcy is perturbed when Robbie Mac and Ken take Charlie out on the town.

  • Hank is hesitant about heeding the counsel of friends and family. Charlie is determined to land Robbie Mac as a client.

  • The sixth season opens with Hank Moody haunted by his nightmares. Charlie takes his best friend and star client to meet rocker Atticus Fetch about giving "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love" the Broadway treatment.

Most Popular Californication Episodes

  • Season 5 Episode 12 Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be 4/01/2012
  • Season 7 Episode 12 Grace 6/29/2014
  • Season 7 Episode 1 Levon 4/13/2014
  • Season 7 Episode 4 Dicks 5/04/2014

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