Mumbai, July 22 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Entertainment channel Zee Café will be premiering a raunchy new show Californication on July 25.
Californication is a show loaded with sardonic wit and adult entertainment. The protagonist (David Duchovny), Hank Moody’s sexual appetite infects women, who indulge in all kinds of naughtiness too. More ‘victims of hormones’ contribute to the sinfully lust-loaded plot.
Hank may be a talented author, despite his gift of the gab, especially for live seducing, his private life is a mess. Repeated attempts to have a stable relationship with Karen (Natascha McElhone), also for the sake of their daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin), fail because of their extreme libertarian infidelity.
David Duchovny is perfectly cast here as Hank Moody, and delivers his witty and wry lines with tongue firmly implanted in his cheek. Playing a talented but dysfunctional writer in the middle of a mid-life crisis, Duchovny’s character is spot on.
The writing is bitingly crisp, intelligent and fresh. Duchovny’s delivery has the timing of a master comic actor and his portrayal of Hank is winning. As with the very best of comedies, beneath the bubbly surface of Californication is a show that in a single episode reveals richly drawn characters of depth and purpose.
Hank’s lecherousness, womanizing, cynical wit and in-your-face bluntness succeeds only partially in covering up a man who appears to be facing all of his mid life crisis’s at once. Every note in this comic symphony is perfectly struck.
The show has been nominated and won several awards, including winning one Emmy Award (nominated for two others) and one Golden Globe Award (nominated for three others).