CALIFORNICATION “Wish You Were Here” Early Review (Season 3 Premiere)


I want to give a huge thanks to Showtime for letting me review an early episode of CALIFORNICATION. You made this Hank Moody fan very happy! Season 3 doesn’t premier until Sunday September 27th at 10:00 pm, so let me give you the low down (or down low if you were born after 1985) on the first episode of Season 3, “Wish You Were Here.”

So as you recall, Season 2 ended with Karen moving to New York to take a job and Hank and Becca staying back in Cali. At the same time, Charlie and Marcy (Cokey Smurf) are about to embark in a nasty divorce.

Season 3 starts with Hank doing his best at raising Becca solo, which proves to be tough as Becca is now in her rebellious teens. Charlie Runkle gets a new job working at a small talent agency that is run by the sexual harassing Sue Collini (played by the hilarious Kathleen Turner). Since money is tight, Charlie decides to move back in with the scorned Marcy, but just as roommates. I can’t WAIT to see how this turns out.

If you were a fan of Season 2 and are wondering how Season 3 is going to stack up, I can tell you there is a dinner party scene in this episode that is even better and more awkward than the one from last season. I’m talking some serious drunken, male frontal awkwardness. If you thought this show could shock and horrify, you aint seen nothing yet. Californication is one of the best shows on television, and if you’re a fan like me, it’s time to get excited for season 3!