The seventh season is the last season of CALIFORNICATION
which has its ups and downs. It is an
entertaining comedy as always, but the final season feels like it want to
retread on previous ground and bring back old characters (Krull, Rath, Eddie
Nero, Stu). CALIFORNICATION seems to
bring up the same issues and lessons for the characters from season to
season. The final episode is good as it
doesn’t try to wrap the show up as a happy ending. The struggle for Hank
Moody (David Duchovny)
to get with Karen will continue after the last episode. The issue of having
Hank telling his daughter
Becca that she has a half brother is one of those things that the writers want
to push off as far as possible and I wish they spend more time with Becca
knowing and dealing with the fact she has a brother (the son Hank never knew
about before now as a result of a relationship he had before he met Karen). Meanwhile,
Charlie and Marcy have sex
problems which only seem to be fixed when Charlie thinks about the illicit
offer that Macry’s ex, Stu, makes by offering to pay Marcy $1 million to have
sex with him one time.
Then you have Hank getting a job of being on
staff of the Santa Monica Cop TV series produced by Rath and executive produced
by Stu. He manages to get his odd son a
job of a production assistant on the show while the son’s mother Julia (Heather
Graham) snags a job of acting as a secretary.
One of the few bright spots is Charlie getting a new client (Mary Lyn Rajskub)
on the writing staff of the show, but Charlie finds she is a handful as she wants
to take the show from Rath. I think the
final season of CALIFORNICATION is a show on cruise control. It is fine to watch
once, but I don’t think
it measures up to some of the previous seasons.
I would have been fine if the show ended after six seasons since the
sixth season felt like a better ending point than the seventh season which
seems to retread too much of the show’s past and the flaws of Hank, Charlie,
Marcy, and Stu. I got tired of Hank’s
son and Julia to the extent that I don’t see what Hank saw in her or wanting to
get back with her at times during the season (where he is also on and off with
Karen). So I think the show should have
ended sooner to avoid this so-so season where everything ends.
Disc 1 has a demo of Showtime Sync where you
can sync the
episodes to internet content while you watch.
Disc 2 has cast biographies, episodes 1 and 2
You can also access RAY
DONOVAN Season 1 episodes 1 and 2, and THE AFFAIR episodes 1 and 2 (episodes
available on September 30th,
2014) on your PC via eBridge technology.
think the seventh season is bets to watch once and CALIFORNICATION was better
to have ended where season six left off instead of this cruise control retread
of the show’s plots and characters.
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