The new Showtime program Californication somehow ended up on our “Movie Network on Demand” list last week, even though the series doesn’t premiere until tonight. So we watched. The highlight of the show is Natascha McElhone, I think; Madeleine Martin, who plays her daughter, is also pretty good. In fact even David Duchovny, recently in my “completely unwatchable” books after a long series of bad movies, turns in a decent performance. Dramatically (at least in the first episode) the show isn’t much more than a standard divorced couple struggling to raise their daughter in a crazy world drama, but it’s well written, and well shot.


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Steven Garrity on August 23, 2007 - 23:43 Permalink

It’s Sex and the City but with a dude, and in LA., and that’s not a criticism.

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oliver on August 24, 2007 - 01:40 Permalink

Wow, that’s so dead-on. I guess that makes the universe of show options officially tapped out. (That’s a criticism.)