• Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 13, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
Metascore
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No score yet - based on 3 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Reviewed by: Aaron Riccio
    Jan 5, 2011
    63
    If you're able to get past the inconsistencies of tone, the first eight episodes of the season are still a lot of black-and-blue fun, which is to say they're darkly humorous, prolifically sexual, and purely entertaining.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    Jan 11, 2011
    40
    I missed two seasons of this show but was able to jump right into it again as if it were a "Law and Order" spinoff. That would be OK if it weren't so painfully obvious that Californication aspires to be more than just a passively entertaining time-waster (or even an actively entertaining one like "Dream On").
  3. 30
    [The] once-charming contrarianism has gone utterly rancid, leaving us with the unpleasant spectacle of David Duchovny straddled repeatedly by jailbait.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Nov 22, 2011
    9
    Big ups to Rob Lowe who special guest starred in this season. Funny, vulgar and totally insane. Loved seeing him play this role, so very different from any I've seen him play before. Left me wanting more. Full Review »
  2. Apr 18, 2011
    6
    I enjoy this show for its dynamic concept. Shows about writers are usually very trite, but this one seems like a weird child of the band Nirvana and The O.C. - and the good days of The O.C. - not the terrible, later seasons. Deep down there's grit and grunge, but on the outside it is shinny and eye catching. This season seems a little bored of ideas - since they've brought back earlier characters to frame around the trial, but in the end, I still wanted to know what happened. Full Review »
  3. Jan 23, 2011
    9
    Californication remains to be a fun show with some depressing moments. Hank has reached his mid-life crisis and contemplates suicide after some intercourse with a hot lead to his next book-film adaptation. Full Review »