(David Duchvony) ends up in jail for assaulting the boyfriend of troublemaking Mia (Madeline Zia) only to soon find
himself being put on trial for statutory rape of Mia (who Hank had a one night fling with not realizing her age at the time).
The truth about who wrote Fucking and Punching comes out and Hank's book is being turned into a movie. Hank further
blurs the line as he has a sexual fling with Sasha Bingham (Addison Timlin), the actress who wants to play Mia in the movie.
He has to contend with the mess his life has become as he is no longer living in his apartment and struggles to keep
his attorney Abby Rhoads (Carla Gugino) representing him. Still Hank's downward spiral may have finally caught up with
him as new trouble comes into Hank's life.
Meanwhile, Charlie (Evan handler) find he has his old job back as Marcy receives an unexpected
surprise. Hank's teenage daughter, Becca (Madeleine Martin), ends up in a teenage girl rock group as Karen (Natascha
McElhone) continues to struggle with her feelings for Hank. She find herself to soon be dating the father of one of
the girls in Becca's group.
CALIFORNICATION is still as outrageous and funny as the first three seasons. Hank's life
continues to be a blessing and a curse to him. He finds new ways to get in trouble and so does Charlie (who accidentally
kills a pet monkey and gets in a relationship with his real estate agent). Rob Lowe is pitch perfect as crazy actor
Eddie Nero who wants to play Hank in the movie version of F&P, but Hank proves he is tougher than even Eddie. David
Duchovny continues to delight as the lovable troublemaking asshole novelist Hank Moody. he has found a way to escape
from being typecast as Agent Fox Mulder (even though I would love to see a third X-FILES movie).
Showtime continues to
criminally skip decent extras for their shows for DVD as only cast bios, a quick photo gallery, and bonus episodes for other
Showtime shows (the first two episodes of GIGOLOS and EPISODES) are the only extras. I want audio commentaries and behind-the-scenes
featurettes for CALIFORNICATION.
FINAL ANALYSIS: CALIFORNICATION season four is as fun and outrageous as the first
three seasons. I hope the upcoming season five doesn't run out of steam. I still plead to Showtime Entertainment
and CBS DVD to put better extras on thier releases for their shows.
this DVD review is (c)11-13-2011 David Blackwell
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