CALIFORNICATION Season 2 DVD Review

Californication Season 2 DVD

I got the chance to check out the season 2 DVD of Showtime’s CALIFORNICATION this week. I have to say, I think Californication is one of TV’s best kept secrets. What an amazing show and an incredible cast. For those out you out there that are waiting to watch season 2 on DVD, you are in for a treat!

Synopsis: At the end of Season 1 we see Hank, Becca, and Karen ride off into the sunset in Hank’s Porsche. Season 2 picks up right as reality is setting in for Karen. As she learns more about Hank’s escapades during their separation, she must decide if she can still accept him. Hank begins writing a new book, the biography of a wild party animal, and music industry icon, Lew Ashby (Callum Keith Rennie). Lew and Hank hit it off after they both spend some time in jail and within a short amount of time Hank moves into Lew’s mansion and comedy ensues. In another, but equally interesting plot, Hank’s agent, Charlie Runkle makes a career change into the porn industry. He also must deal with his wife Marcy’s growing cocaine habit and some temptations to bring work home, aka his new client, Daisy (Carla Gallo). Oh yeah, and did I mention that Becca starts dating, Mia is still causing trouble, and Hank might be a baby’s daddy? All this comes together in an unforgettable season that, remarkably enough, was able to top season 1.

If you’ve already seen season 2 of Californication, but are a fan of the show, it would still be worth checking out the DVD because the bonus content is pretty gnarly. It includes some cast interviews and biographies as well as some photos. The best feature in the DVD though would have to be “Marcy’s Waxing Salon”, where Pamela Adlon (Charlie’s wife) goes to a real waxing salon in Los Angeles and assists in some appointments. Like the show, it manages to walk the fine line between hilarious and disgusting. Check it out!

You can buy Californication Season 2 on DVD on Amazon.

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More Information:

The DVD disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:

– Slip of the Tongue
– The Great Ashby
– No Way to Treat a Lady
– The Raw & the Cooked
– Vaginatown
– Coke Dick & the First Kick

Disc Two:

– In a Lonely Place
– Going Down and Out in Beverly Hills
– La Ronde
– In Utero
– Blues From Laurel Canyon
– La Petite Mort
– Special Features:

  • Marcie’s Waxing Salon
  • Interviews with David Duchovny, Natasha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeline Zima and Evan Handler
  • Two Season One episodes of SHOWTIME series The United States of Tara
  • Two Season Three episodes of SHOWTIME series The Tudors