Californication’s main character is Hank Moody, who just moved from New York to California. He is a troubled novelist who suffers from writer’s block. His drinking, womanizing and drug abuse makes his relationship with his daughter, Becca, and longtime girlfriend and lover, now ex, and who is the mother of Hanks daughter, Karen, very complicated.
Throughout the show, Hank is drunk all the time and is very depressed that he cannot have Karen. This is something that he thinks is the reason for his writer’s block. In season one Hank loses his father, which triggers his alcohol use to a higher level. At his most vulnerable, Karen sees a side of him that made her remember why she was so in love with Hank and they end up sleeping together. This sexual encounter was passionate and brought back the love they had for each other. For Hank this was something that he had wanted for a very long time. This made him feel like he was getting her back. After they slept together, Hank returns to New York to attend his father’s wedding and he writes a novel. When he returned home, Hank tells Karen that he finally broke free from the writer’s block and tells Karen that he had always been the writer he was thanks to her and that without her he cannot be the writer he really is. Hank’s attitude towards life has been more positive and has finally been a happy person, he eve...
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...act did not help Hank in anyway and only made Karen remembered the type of person Hank is. The scene might have gone over the limit a little with the girl ejaculating all over Charlie’s face which might have seem very unnecessary to the main story. This is something that makes Californication a very popular show and has people talking.
Californication is a show that uses sex in both a negative and a positive way. The positive ways are used very well and meaningful to the main character, Hank. Although the negative use of sex in the show is primarily used in a negative way, but is still a major part of what the show is about. This show is something completely different from the average use of drugs and alcohol to be seen as rock bottom in t.v shows. The mix up the sex to also tell the story on how sex can also be the use of someone hitting rock bottom in their lives.
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