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03 August 2007 @ 09:10 am
Californication  
Ordinarily, I probably would have never seen David Duchovny's new tv show Californication, but I've been watching all the pre-airs I come across. It's not a bad show. Duchovny plays a middle-aged novelist struggling with his writing, his angst, his ex-wife, his daughter, and his friends in "morally bankrupt" Los Angeles. The only thing he does have a handle on is casual sex. And there's a lot of it in this 30 minute show. And since it's on Showtime, that comes with a fair amount of nudity (mostly female so far). I was tempted to say that the show is just an excuse for the nudity, but there does seem to be some effort in the writing. Enough so, that I'll probably download at least one more to see if there's a real story developing.

Acting-wise, Duchovny is his usual mellowly charismastic self. Evan Handler and Natascha McElhone are also in it.

In other news, even Heidi Klum has problems...

 
 
Listening to: The Concretes - "Chico"
 
 
 
xterminal on August 3rd, 2007 01:36 pm (UTC)
Duchovny AND Natasha McElhone?

Between this and Dexter, I may have to get Showtime when we switch later this month.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: turqoise scareassmonkeydiary on August 3rd, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
Dexter is da bomb. I wasn't sure they'd be able to pull off a second season of that, but the first two episodes are great!
xterminal on August 3rd, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
I caught the first episode entirely by accident on a free preview weekend and was floored. It helps that I love Jeff Lindsay's books (I already have Dexter in the Dark on hold at the library and it's not out for another month...).
zantimisfit on August 3rd, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
Boo Hoo
Poor Heidi...
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on August 3rd, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Boo Hoo
When we weep for Heidi, we weep for ourselves.
everybody hates a tourist.dynamine on August 3rd, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
title aside, californication was pretty damn good. the nudity didn't bother me, i think because the writing was fantastic.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: library: zoo attendantassmonkeydiary on August 3rd, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
oh, yeah, it didn't bother me. I just worry about them using it as a crutch. Like, "I don't know what should happen next, let's just make him have sex with a zoo attendant."
Pallaspallasathene8 on August 3rd, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
I think she's lying.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: museum: skinnydippingassmonkeydiary on August 3rd, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
Oddly, it becomes virtually impossible to lie after you've had Seal's baby. It's like a magical power he has.
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Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: aqua chairassmonkeydiary on August 22nd, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
I think maybe they were still deciding if the embarassment of being carried out by her father was punishment enough.