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.