Thursday, October 15th, 2009

“Californication” Season 3 Impressions

October 12, 2009 by Jeanne Dupuis  
Filed under Television

I really like Californication but this season is off to a very strange start and I’m not sure I like it.  that first season was amazing and last year was a bit off but I was optimistic about the storylines from this fourth season.

californication Karen is in New York City and Hank is left to raise Becca on his own and his teenage daughter has turned into a surly young woman.  First of all, the whole reason why Hank stayed behind in Los Angeles was so that Becca could continue her romance with Damien.  The problem is that I haven’t seen him at all this season so the whole reason for Hank’s separation from Karen is bogus.

Hank has been given a job as a university professor where he works alongside the parents of one of Becca’s friends.  This presents all kinds of problems since, if you’re a fan of the show you’ll know that Hank has a problem respecting authority and has a tendency to be inappropriate.  In his first few days, a male student who seems to have a crush on him tries to commit suicide after Hank tells him he should give up writing.  Then there’s the female student who is secretly a stripper.  I’m not even going to talk about the problems there.

The divorce proceedings between Charlie and Marcy continue to be strained and, after learning about his legal rights, Charlie discovers that he can move back into the home he shared with his wife.  His attempts at winning her back, however, are not going well.

Okay, the last thing I’ve got to say is that Kathleen Turner is all kinds of nasty on the show.  She’s been added as Charlie’s boss and she’s so gross that it’s sad and distracting.

image: Showtime

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