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post #241 of 1028
The actress that plays Mia is 21 i believe
post #242 of 1028
Madeline Zima turns 22 next week.

http://imdb.com/name/nm0956526/
post #243 of 1028
I agree with others wrt this weeks episiode; very solid writing. Seems the show improves a little with each week; no doubt due to further character development and good writing. I also find many of the characters interesting; although I could say the same about Weeds, which I also like.

Don't think Duchovny's portrayal of Hank quite keeps up with Ian McShane in Deadwood, though; but then again, hardly anyone else (in any tv show I've ever watched) does/did either.
post #244 of 1028
Well, i've never watched Deadwood so i can't say anything about that. But it's only been 4 eps so far. Lets give David a chance and you might just end up liking him as much There are two new trailers up for next week

http://www.sho.com/site/californication/episodes.do
post #245 of 1028
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Madeline Zima turns 22 next week.

http://imdb.com/name/nm0956526/

She was the youngest daughter in The Nanny (1993-1999). My, how she's grown!
post #246 of 1028
Well different strokes for different folks. The Ex does nothing for me. She's a bit flat all over and not just her body. I find the writing in parts to be OK, but I still am not sure why any woman would sleep with David D's character much less the stampede of women who seem to be jumping at the chance too.
post #247 of 1028
Maybe it's as you said...different strokes. I'd jump at the chance to be with a sexy guy like that if i were a single girl. He's smart, good looking and really does love women. He's a good father and would be a good husband once he gets his **** together.
post #248 of 1028
This show seems to be getting better or growing on me or both. It's entertaining and well written, but the plot/subplots need to expand to keep it getting better. I think one reason it seems a little slow to do this is that it's only a half hour show. Although the small amount of "players" doesn't seem to warrant more.

larry
post #249 of 1028
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I still am not sure why any woman would sleep with David D's character much less the stampede of women who seem to be jumping at the chance too.

I think I can understand Duchovny's appeal. First he is a good looking guy, albeit a somewhat shopworn one. Second he is funny and interesting. Last, and maybe most importantly, he has a sad and slightly lost air about him, which may serve to bring out women's maternal instincts. Nevertheless, if I were a woman, the very idea of a serious relationship with Hank, who is a failure in many ways and is at least marginally alcoholic, would scare me to death. More casual carnality might be all right, though.
post #250 of 1028
It's a shame they've replaced T&A with more plot. Can't we have both?
post #251 of 1028
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Don't think Duchovny's portrayal of Hank quite keeps up with Ian McShane in Deadwood, though; but then again, hardly anyone else (in any tv show I've ever watched) does/did either.

I'm the one who brought up Ian McShane in Deadwood in comparison with David Duchovny in Californication, so I'll clarify. McShane is the gold standard - Duchovny is not quite there yet, but the way he has taken the Hank Moody character and made it his own reminds me a little of McShane and Al Sweringen. As for the show, Californication is starting to share another little tidbit with me in relation to Deadwood; I tend to watch episodes a second time. I'm usually a "seen it once that's it" kind of a guy. Two totally different shows, but hey, quality is quality. As for Natascha Mclhone (Karen), I'm with Hank - I love her too!
post #252 of 1028
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I think I can understand Duchovny's appeal. First he is a good looking guy, albeit a somewhat shopworn one. Second he is funny and interesting. Last, and maybe most importantly, he has a sad and slightly lost air about him, which may serve to bring out women's maternal instincts. Nevertheless, if I were a woman, the very idea of a serious relationship with Hank, who is a failure in many ways and is at least marginally alcoholic, would scare me to death. More casual carnality might be all right, though.


Sorry, for me this seems like a nice appeal to a male audience that the show seems to be aimed at. You can be as big an ass as you want and still get the girl in th end. Sounds to me like the writing for Sex in the City except it is appealing to males instead of females.
post #253 of 1028
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Originally Posted by spid View Post

Sorry, for me this seems like a nice appeal to a male audience that the show seems to be aimed at. You can be as big an ass as you want and still get the girl in th end. Sounds to me like the writing for Sex in the City except it is appealing to males instead of females.

A frequent poster to this thread, pippytu, is a woman. She has posted that she likes both the show and Duchovny as Hank, a lot, so I guess you don’t speak for all women, huh?

More seriously, it seems to me that Hank is in a world of hurt and has been for a long time, which frequent but casual rolls in the hay haven’t helped. I like the guy but I feel sorry for him, too. He is his own worst enemy. As the lawyer girlfriend who dumped him angrily said, “You love women but you hate yourself!” Hank is a sad, sad sack, who hasn’t figured out how to dig himself out of the hole he has put himself in. I can hardly wait to see what he is going to screw up next.
post #254 of 1028
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Sorry, for me this seems like a nice appeal to a male audience that the show seems to be aimed at. You can be as big an ass as you want and still get the girl in th end. Sounds to me like the writing for Sex in the City except it is appealing to males instead of females.

Hank is actually quite nice and even kind to the women he dates, something that's easily missed if you don't follow the show.

I think it's unfair to call this the male Sex in the City (that would be Entourage). SitC tends to treat men as either sex or success objects. This shows gives women their dues. It also gives their boobs their dues, but hey, it's cable!
post #255 of 1028
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Originally Posted by spid View Post

Sorry, for me this seems like a nice appeal to a male audience that the show seems to be aimed at. You can be as big an ass as you want and still get the girl in th end. Sounds to me like the writing for Sex in the City except it is appealing to males instead of females.


You're wrong. There are plenty ladies that are loving the show.
post #256 of 1028
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A frequent poster to this thread, pippytu, is a woman. She has posted that she likes both the show and Duchovny as Hank, a lot, so I guess you don't speak for all women, huh?

More seriously, it seems to me that Hank is in a world of hurt and has been for a long time, which frequent but casual rolls in the hay haven't helped. I like the guy but I feel sorry for him, too. He is his own worst enemy. As the lawyer girlfriend who dumped him angrily said, You love women but you hate yourself! Hank is a sad, sad sack, who hasn't figured out how to dig himself out of the hole he has put himself in. I can hardly wait to see what he is going to screw up next.


Thank you gwsat What's not to like? It's smart, funny and has plenty of heart, and some really good laughs. I really love all the characters. I just wish the show was longer. As far as some T and A, all you guys that want more i think you'll get it in next weeks ep.
post #257 of 1028
Is Duchovny really good looking enough to get all that tail? I have to admit Paula Marshall's full frontal had me drooling. I've always thought she was hot ever since she appeared on that Seinfeld episode.
post #258 of 1028
Thread Starter 
re: Duchovny...my wife says "YES".
post #259 of 1028
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Is Duchovny really good looking enough to get all that tail? I have to admit Paula Marshall's full frontal had me drooling. I've always thought she was hot ever since she appeared on that Seinfeld episode.



I've met Duchovny on several occasions and to answer you, Yes, he is HOT!! Not only hot, but very, very nice. I had a chance to speak with him at a private cocktail party in is honor at the Phila Film Festival. Only 35 people were invited. Let me just say that the man is a real mensch. and very, very sexy
post #260 of 1028
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I've met Duchovny on several occasions and to answer you, Yes, he is HOT!! Not only hot, but very, very nice. I had a chance to speak with him at a private cocktail party in is honor at the Phila Film Festival. Only 35 people were invited. Let me just say that the man is a real mensch. and very, very sexy

Ah, now I'm beginning to understand the obsession.

If I may be so bold, what is it you do that you have so much exposure to media stars, and this one in particular, pippy?
post #261 of 1028
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Ah, now I'm beginning to understand the obsession.

If I may be so bold, what is it you do that you have so much exposure to media stars, and this one in particular, pippy?


Honestly, the only exposure i've had is in a fan way. I belong to the Phila Film Festival. I'm a very big fan of Independent film. David was there to promote his film House of D. They offered an invite to the first 35 people to respond to a cocktail party invite in his honor. I made a $100.00 contribution to the film festival and went. I just spoke with him about his film for awhile. He was very sweet and down to earth. The following week i went with a few other "fans" to the opening in New York, just as a fan. We saw him after a Q and A and spoke and took some picturs. Also went to see him at the Learning Annex in New York when he was there to promote The TV Set. Oh yes, i live not far from Princeton Univ and he was speaking there so went to hear what he had to say. He does recognize me and will always say hi . So bottom line as i said, just a fan girl along with many others.
post #262 of 1028
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So bottom line as i said, just a fan girl along with many others.

Sounds like a stalker.
post #263 of 1028
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Sounds like a stalker.

No, a stalker does just that stalks. I go to support his projects and pay good money to do so. I then go home to the man that i'm married to and adore. I admire Duchovny. I think he's a great looking guy. But I'd never ever stalk anyone. And i'm not alone.......Stalkers don't travel in packs
post #264 of 1028
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Originally Posted by pippytu View Post

No, a stalker does just that stalks. I go to support his projects and pay good money to do so. I then go home to the man that i'm married to and adore. I admire Duchovny. I think he's a great looking guy. But I'd never ever stalk anyone. And i'm not alone.......Stalkers don't travel in packs

No, that would be groupies.


Just playin' wit ya', pippy.
post #265 of 1028
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No, that would be groupies.


Just playin' wit ya', pippy.

Actually you're right My husband calls us the Duchovny groupies. A bunch of girls/women ranging in age from early 20's to some in their 60's that live in the Phila, New York, Conn, Washington DC area meet up to see many of his projects. So you're pretty much on target
post #266 of 1028
Duchovny is a very charismatic guy, whose performances both men and women enjoy. Clark Gable had the same sort of magic back in the day. This is not to say that Duchovny is in Gable's league, of course, but Duchovny is endlessly interesting onscreen.

Those of us who enjoy Californication seem to agree that its writing is both funny and smart. Still, it wouldn't be the same without Duchovny.
post #267 of 1028
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Is Duchovny really good looking enough to get all that tail? I have to admit Paula Marshall's full frontal had me drooling. I've always thought she was hot ever since she appeared on that Seinfeld episode.

It's not all about looks for women. Personality goes a long way. Having a little bit going on in the brains dept. also helps.

Actually, it's the same way with guys, too. Somebody like Jessica Alba, for example, who's not necessarily a great beauty, has a lot of fans because she's a nice approachable girl.
post #268 of 1028
Thread Starter 
I've never attempted to approach Jessica Alba, but I still think she's hot. Don't underestimate the appeal/importance of good looks.
post #269 of 1028
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Originally Posted by kryp44 View Post

I have to admit Paula Marshall's full frontal had me drooling. I've always thought she was hot ever since she appeared on that Seinfeld episode.

For me, Paula Marshall will always be the porn star who Josh Molina's character falls in love with in "Sports Night" from a chance interaction at a bar. Her eyes and face are fabulous.
post #270 of 1028
From The Buffalo News

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Explicit sex can't salvage HBO drama
JeffSimon
Updated: 09/16/07 7:08 AM

By comparison, though, Showtime's continuously witty and relentlessly smart Californication is an act of genius, given the dreary hour of sexual group therapy HBO is now flinging at us every Sunday (and throughout the week too, not to mention HBO on Demand for real masochists).

If, in fact, you took any random 20-second splash of dialogue from last Monday's Californication and compared it to all the emotional and plumbing malfunctions of Tell Me You Love Me's opener, it would have made HBO's fearless look at bedroom folly seem like the clinician's conference that it is.
You can read the whole thing here
http://www.buffalonews.com:80/entert...ry/164077.html
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