"Californication" will enter its sixth season on Sunday (January 13 at 10:30 p.m. EST on Showtime) and viewers will once again have the opportunity to live vicariously through the genitals of David Duchnovny’s Hank Moody, a charmingly misanthropic Los Angeles writer whose sexual exploits seem more than a little close to home for the star and executive producer, who did a stint in rehab for “sexual addiction” in 2008.
"Californication" knows what its audience is there for -- a string of show biz sex fantasies with all the verisimilitude off a 16-year-old virgin’s wet dream -- and in that regard it delivers big. But Hank can't be both a philanderer and a true romantic. Season after season, the show's attempt to make Hank have his cake and eat it too leads to a never-ending narrative cycle:
1. Hank tries to win back the love of his life and mother of his daughter, Karen. During this period, he drowns his pain in alcohol, drugs and a series of mildly self-destructive misadventures involving sex with a series of beautiful women in need of emotional “rescuing.”
2. After numerous poorly executed attempts, Hank finally wins back Karen and plans to settle down into a life of committed bliss.
3. At the end of the season (or in the first episode of the next season), a past indiscretion of Hank’s comes back to haunt him, causing Karen to once again break off the relationship and set us up to repeat the saga once again.
To demonstrate the cycle of "Californication," we’ve gathered all of Moody’s on-screen conquests into one highly NSFW video, which you can watch (if you dare) below.
"Californication" Season 6 premieres on Sunday, January 13 at 10:30 p.m. EST on Showtime.