Hank Moody and the clan are back for an all-new season. Californication has fast become one of my favorite shows on television, so I was ecstatic when I got the Californication press kit in the mail.
The DVD screener I got had the first four episodes of the second season on it.
When we last left the people of Californication, Charlie and Marcy had figured out their marriage problems, Mia was stewing in her own self-loathing after stealing Hank’s book, and Karen had just jumped in the car with Hank and Becca leaving Bill in the lurch.
The next season picks up right where we left off, but Karen is a bit bitchier. She gets mad at Hank for everything, even a case of mistaken identity, that could only happen to Hank. But, she knew who Hank was when she decided to leave Bill on their wedding night. She knew what kind of person Hank was and the kinds of things he did and said.
Karen is pretty hard to take in this season. She’s constantly flying off the handle with Hank even though he really, truly is trying his best. He’s saying no to sex at every corner, and in Californication, sex can be had at every corner. He’s being tempted from all sides, he even runs into the chick that stole his records and guitar and turns her down flat.
Hank’s trying! He’s trying for his family and Karen seems to not be buying it at all. It’s pretty sad at times. I find myself yelling at the screen every time Karen gets mad, because she has no right.
Hank on the other hand is Hank. He’s got a temper, and an ego and their both fully visible right off the bat. I won’t give away many of the things that happen with Hank, but it would suffice to say that he gets himself into a lot of trouble with love and the law within the first episode.