Okay, so David Duchovny doesn’t exactly look happy to be back on television. But as a former X-FILES addict, do we really care?
Sophisticated and unique, CALIFORNICATION centers on novelist Hank Moody (Duchovny) who struggles to raise his 13-year-old daughter (Madeleine Martin), while still carrying a torch for his ex-girlfriend Karen (McElhone). His obsession with truth-telling and self-destructive behavior — drinks, drugs and relationships — are both destroying and enriching his career.
While we have yet to see the pilot, of this we’re sure. Watching David Duchovny stare at a blank screen for an hour will be more entertaining [and far less confusing] than HBO’S train-wreck of a series JOHN FROM CINCINNATI. All together now — they cancelled DEADWOOD for this? CALIFORNICATION premieres this August on Showtime, stay tuned for details.