Your Next Box Set - August 22, 2014

Your Next Box Set: Californication
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Your Next Box Set: Californication

On the lookout for a new box set to spend your evenings devouring? Each week, hmv.com will be recommending you a series that will swallow up your whole life until your finish the last episode...

This week, it’s Californication

 

What is it?

Californication is basically all about one man, and that man is Hank Moody. Moody is a writer by trade, full of self-loathing, battling sex addiction as well as drug and alcohol addiction, and trying to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother. He's got a lot going on...

 

Who’s in it?

Former X-Files mainman David Duchovny plays the aforementioned Moody, with Natasha McElhone as his long-suffering on/off girlfriend Karen, Madeleine Martin as their daughter Becca, Sex And The City regular Evan Handler as Charlie, Hank's agent and best friend and Pamela Adlon as Charlie's wife Marcy.  

 

Why should I watch it?

For so many reasons. The script is whipsmart and full of guile and gags and the performances are superb, in particular Duchovny, who is having the time of his life. It's subject matter is often dark as a moonless night and the producers don't shy away from showing Moody's taste for excess, so be warned. 

 

Describe the show in three words…

Self-deprecating, self-aware and brilliant. 

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