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post #121 of 1028
Another "eh" episode for me. The main character is just a little to smarmy for me so far. We'll see if that changes. It does have moments that really made me laugh (like the puking on the picture in the bedroom), but the character just seems non-likable for me so far. I'll keep watching for now though ..
post #122 of 1028
Awwww, how can you say that. He was so sweet to the both ladies that he was with. He is tender with his daughter and his ex still does care for him.
post #123 of 1028
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Originally Posted by UTV2TiVo View Post

This guy get more ass than a toilet seat. If only I had porn stars throwing their phone number at me while at a stoplight! (not really, the porn star part anyway, but you get my point)

hey I think in L.A. if you're a good looking guy and drive around in a Porsche convertible, that will happen eventually.

Being neither good looking nor Porsche driving, I cannot attest to this, but it's on TV, so it must be true.
post #124 of 1028
But that Porsche is really a piece of sh*t. In fact, he'd get stopped by the LAPD or CHP in a flash missing that headlight.
post #125 of 1028
Temptation: Music from Showtime Series Californication Track Packs Revolutionary New Release Paradigm from Abkco via iTunes





Music heard in the hit Showtime television series Californication will be available through iTunes as the series evolves. Groupings of eight songs, known as "track packs" will be avilable after every four new episodes. Initial track pack includes classic music from the Rolling Stones as well as never before released tracks from new artists. It's exciting that viewers will be exposed to artists and music through the show that they wouldn't otherwise know; it's not about who's on a major label but about the music, whatever its origin; listeners want quality and our aim is to fill that demand.

New York, NY (Billboard Publicity Wire) August 25, 2007 -- Californication, Showtime Networks' critically acclaimed new comedy series starring David Duchovny opens an express lane on the digital music super highway next month with the release of the first of three 8-song "track packs." Titled Temptation: Music from the Showtime Series Californication, it will be released by Abkco Records exclusively via iTunes (www.itunes.com). The show, the highest debuting scripted comedy series in Showtime history, is rife with contemporary and classic music that underscores its edgy, iconoclastic tone. New episodes of Californication air on Mondays at 10:30pm ET/PT on Showtime.



Music supervisors of the television series Californication Budd Carr and Nora Felder found a kindred spirit in Abkco Vice President Alisa Coleman when they approached her about licensing some source material for the show. Carr, Felder and Coleman discussed the desirability of offering soundtrack music in a more immediate context than traditional albums which are usually released at the conclusion of a series' first season. "We wanted to do something new with soundtracks," Carr notes. He adds, "When Alisa cited Abkco's strong ongoing relationship with iTunes, it seemed like we had the means at hand to provide viewers with an 'evolving soundtrack,'" Carr's term for the aspect of this project where just-heard music is made available to consumers on a regularly scheduled basis -- sometimes even in advance of that music having been heard in the latest episode of the series.

Expressing her great enthusiasm for the revolutionary concept, Coleman comments, "The idea for the evolving soundtrack package in conjunction with a popular television program -- Californication -- encourages and facilitates formerly passive viewers to become active consumers while, at the same time, bringing them closer to their favorite show and its unique music soundtrack."

The first "track pack" of eight songs, reflecting the music of the show's first four episodes, will be available September 10. The initial offering includes a broad spectrum of music ranging from classic rock to new, cutting edge material. These include a Paul Oakenfold remix of The Doors' "LA Woman," that has never before been available digitally, a track from Mike (Faith No More) Patton's Peeping Tom project, one from Tommy Stinson of Replacements renown, a rare Elton John cover by My Morning Jacket, a Rolling Stones classic, a track from Americana sensation Mindy Smith, a song from London-based popsters Arco and a track by straight ahead young rockers Josh Blake and The Country Gentleman never before released. As a value added bonus to kick off the program, the original Californication television series trailer is being added to the initial release available from iTunes.

Two more Temptation: Music from the Showtime Series Californication "track packs" will follow the initial offering, available after every four new Californication television episodes. At the conclusion of the series' first season, all three collections will be available. Each "track pack" will be offered at $7.92 with the three sets, totaling 24 tracks, available at $23.76. Showtime also offers a video podcast on iTunes, which contains behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and producers from the show.

Offering the label perspective is Iris Keitel, Abkco Senior Vice President, "We fully realize that fresh thinking is what's called for in today's quickly evolving music industry and our friends and partners at Showtime clearly concur. We're delighted to have this high-profile opportunity to work with them in offering the music heard on the television series in such a ground-breaking and innovative manner. Our combined approach is both direct and immediate and we're confident consumers will be delighted as a result.

Californication series creator Tom Kapinos is passionate about the idea, commenting, "An episodic soundtrack enables us to establish a musical arc for the show. We're delighted that viewers who want to extend the show's experience can now do so via iTunes."

"We're all looking for music that speaks for and stands behind the show's characters," says Nora Felder who shares music supervising duties with Carr. "It's exciting that viewers will be exposed to artists and music through the show that they wouldn't otherwise know; it's not about who's on a major label but about the music, whatever its origin; listeners want quality and our aim is to fill that demand."

Temptation: Music from the Showtime Series Californication Track Pack #1:
You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones
Mojo - Peeping Tom
Rocket Man - My Morning Jacket
L.A. Woman (Remix) - The Doors (Paul Oakenfold)
Light of Day - Tommy Stinson
Pain and Misery - Josh Blake and The Country Gentlemen
Peace of Mind - Mindy Smith
Lullaby - Arco
Californication trailer

The Showtime series is not associated with the Red Hot Chili Peppers musical release "Californication."



http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2007/8/emw548315.htm
post #126 of 1028
Thread Starter 
No Linus of Hollywood from the promos?
post #127 of 1028
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Michael Starr
NY Post

August 23, 2007 -- Showtime for David

Two of Showtime's summers series are heading in different directions.

David Duchovny's return to series TV on "Californica tion" has been a success, so far - at least by Showtime's pay-cable viewership standards. The first episode of "Californi cation" (Aug. 13) averaged 550,000 viewers, which increased to 684,000 viewers (+24 percent) this past Monday.
But the third season of "Weeds" has, thus far, been disappointing. While the show averaged a healthy 824,000 viewers for its season pre miere, it shed nearly 100,000 viewers (to 729,000) for the second episode of the Mary Louise Parker pot dramedy.

"Weeds" also slid dramati cally in all demos week-to- week; "Californication," meanwhile, grew across-the- board, particularly in adults 18-34 (a whopping 67 percent week- to- week).

Like their brethren at HBO, Showtime officials are quick to point out that a segment of their audience watches Show time on-demand - so the above numbers are likely to increase during the week.



http://www.nypost.com/seven/08232007...arr_report.htm
post #128 of 1028
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Michael Starr
NY Post

August 23, 2007 -- Showtime for David

Two of Showtime's summers series are heading in different directions.

David Duchovny's return to series TV on "Californica tion" has been a
success, so far - at least by Showtime's pay-cable viewership standards. The
first episode of "Californi cation" (Aug. 13) averaged 550,000 viewers,
which increased to 684,000 viewers (+24 percent) this past Monday.

But the third season of "Weeds" has, thus far, been disappointing. While the
show averaged a healthy 824,000 viewers for its season pre miere, it shed
nearly 100,000 viewers (to 729,000) for the second episode of the Mary
Louise Parker pot dramedy.

"Weeds" also slid dramati cally in all demos week-to- week;
"Californication," meanwhile, grew across-the- board, particularly in adults
18-34 (a whopping 67 percent week- to- week).

Like their brethren at HBO, Showtime officials are quick to point out that a
segment of their audience watches Show time on-demand - so the above numbers
are likely to increase during the week.


http://www.nypost.com/seven/08232007...arr_report.htm
post #129 of 1028
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Originally Posted by barth2k View Post

hey I think in L.A. if you're a good looking guy and drive around in a Porsche convertible, that will happen eventually.

Being neither good looking nor Porsche driving, I cannot attest to this, but it's on TV, so it must be true.

Even girls know that Porsche is a piece of trash original 911...come on...thats definitely not a panty-dropper
post #130 of 1028
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Originally Posted by lax01 View Post

Even girls know that Porsche is a piece of trash original 911...come on...thats definitely not a panty-dropper

Hey, don't knock the seductive power of even old, beat-up Porsches. Chicks dig 'em. I used to have a '78 928 that got even me laid a couple of times.
post #131 of 1028
Arch, my friend, there is such a thing as "too much information."
post #132 of 1028
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Originally Posted by IAM4UK View Post

Arch, my friend, there is such a thing as "too much information."

Just pointing out how much I have in common with David Duchcovny.
post #133 of 1028
The third episode was excellent, too.
post #134 of 1028
I enjoyed the 3rd ep even more then the other two. We got some great insight into Hank's character and i liked what i saw. Deep down he's a good guy trying to find himself.
post #135 of 1028
I liked it and will keep watching. Definitely some interesting characters.
post #136 of 1028
David Duchovny's ex-wife, when she finds a condom package in his apartment: "Magnum? Did you have a growth spurt?"
Him: "I've been working out ..."
post #137 of 1028
Thread Starter 
Book signing scene was hilarious.

Also glad to see Krazee-Eyez Killa doesn't have a problem finding work.
post #138 of 1028
Still an awesome show.
post #139 of 1028
I just found out my mother likes this show as well.
Agreed, awesome show.
post #140 of 1028
Thread Starter 
I hope my mother doesn't - and if she does, I hope she doesn't tell me.
post #141 of 1028
Big drop-off in the booby-count this week, and with it, my interest is flagging. Hank is just so completely reprehensible and narcissistic, I can't sympathize with the character at all. And now his agent is turning out to be a jerk, too. His ex-girlfriend is schizo about him. In fact, the only two people I find a have a rooting interest for, the only ones who don't seem completely screwed up, are his daughter and Bill. Oh, and the writing just isn't that inspired (art imitating, well, art?). When more interesting fare starts to pop back up this fall, this one will probably drop by the wayside for me.
post #142 of 1028
"Sorry about the carpet, didn't know she was a squirter." Hilarious.
post #143 of 1028
Best episode yet.
post #144 of 1028
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

True. If the boob count lowers I'll probably stop watching.

larry

Oh brother I watch for the characters not for the boob count. I hope we do get more character development and less boobs.
post #145 of 1028
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Big drop-off in the booby-count this week, and with it, my interest is flagging. Hank is just so completely reprehensible and narcissistic, I can't sympathize with the character at all. And now his agent is turning out to be a jerk, too. His ex-girlfriend is schizo about him. In fact, the only two people I find a have a rooting interest for, the only ones who don't seem completely screwed up, are his daughter and Bill. Oh, and the writing just isn't that inspired (art imitating, well, art?). When more interesting fare starts to pop back up this fall, this one will probably drop by the wayside for me.


I'm guessing you were so busy watching the bouncing boobs that you didn't take notice that Hank is really a good guy. He does not come off as reprehensible to me at all. The way he ended up apologizing to the women he put down in the pilot was nice to see. The way he told the 40 plus women that she did indeed have a beautiful body was sweet too.
post #146 of 1028
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Originally Posted by pippytu View Post

Oh brother I watch for the characters not for the boob count. I hope we do get more character development and less boobs.

I'm split between you and Archi. I want fully developed characters, but I want to see their fully developed bodies.
post #147 of 1028
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

I'm split between you and Archi. I want fully developed characters, but I want to see their fully developed bodies.

In MHO the last ep was perfect. You got sexy and character development. Believe me, there are many women interested in this show too. But, we are watching for the characters. If this show is only going to be about boobs and the stories being second it will lose audience really fast and i don't want that to happen. I think that Duchovny is amazing and would love to see it become more about where the characters are going. Yes, have sex scenes but if it continued like the pilot it would get old really fast. That said i enjoyed the pilot very much but having the whole plot being Hank going from bed to bed would become boring. One nice romp in the hay is plenty per ep.
post #148 of 1028
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Originally Posted by paulwozniak View Post

"Sorry about the carpet, didn't know she was a squirter." Hilarious.

Speaking of carpet jokes, I heard one from the first season of NYPD Blue recently that was a howler. When a rich guy and serial philanderer learns that his mistress likely ratted him out to his wife, he tells a cop, “I take her in and what does she do? She defecates on my broadloom!”

That was such funny stuff, I can’t imagine that anyone other than David Milch wrote it.

To get back on topic, albeit briefly, I think the writing on Californication has been terrific. The writers come up with new and funny ideas every week.
post #149 of 1028
post #150 of 1028
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Originally Posted by pippytu View Post

I'm guessing you were so busy watching the bouncing boobs that you didn't take notice that Hank is really a good guy. He does not come off as reprehensible to me at all. The way he ended up apologizing to the women he put down in the pilot was nice to see. The way he told the 40 plus women that she did indeed have a beautiful body was sweet too.

Dude, he's all id. You can't say the most reprehensibly rude things and then apologize and everything's all hunky-dory. There are too many schizo characters, which equals bad writing. Salaciousness and crudeness for its own sake does not mean character development. I'm really pretty surprised there aren't more people here disappointed with said writing. It's not very good, and it's not very funny, IMO. Now, a high booby count could mitigate those facts (as I see them) somewhat, but without it, this show just doesn't have much going for it. I realize others opinions may vary; this is just mine based on a pretty good first episode - but it's been downhill from there. Just the way I see it.
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