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Californication vs. Kalifornia – Hank Moody and Brian Kessler

David Duchovny as Hank Moody on Californication (left) and a slightly more '90s version of a similar character, Brian Kessler in Kalifornia (right). (The Californication screenshot is from Episode 2.01,

David Duchovny as Hank Moody on Californication (left) and a slightly more ’90s version of a similar character, Brian Kessler in Kalifornia (right).
(The Californication screenshot is from Episode 2.01, “Slip of the Tongue”.)

Californication returned to Showtime last week, beginning its seventh and final season. Around the same time, David Duchovny finally joined Twitter, immediately racking up thousands of followers.

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David Duchovny as Hank Moody, womanizing and borderline alcoholic novelist
Venice Beach, Spring 2008

Series: Californication
Episodes:
– “Slip of the Tongue” (Episode 2.01, Director: David Duchovny, Air Date: September 28, 2008)
– “The Raw and the Cooked” (Episode 2.04, Director: David Von Ancken, Air Date: October 19, 2008)
– “Vaginatown” (Episode 2.05, Director: Ken Whittingham, Air Date: October 26, 2008)
– “Going Down and Out in Beverly Hills” (Episode 2.08, Director: Danny Ducovny, Air Date: November 16, 2008)
– “In Utero” (Episode 2.10, Director: David Von Ancken, Air Date: November 30, 2008)
– “La Petite Mort” (Episode 2.12, Director: Bart Freundlich, Air Date: December 14, 2008)
Costume Designer: Peggy A. Schnitzer

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David Duchovny as Brian Kessler, aspiring crime writer and grad student
Pittsburgh to California, Summer 1993

Film: Kalifornia
Release Date: September 3, 1993
Director: Dominic Sena
Costume Designer: Kelle Kutsugeras

Background

Ask someone about what to watch if you want to see David Duchovny playing a carefree writer who journeys out to California in search of paradise and finds the result to be the total opposite. Continue reading

Californication – Hank Moody on a Plane (Season 1)

David Duchovny as Hank Moody at LAX in

David Duchovny as Hank Moody at LAX in “Filthy Lucre”, the ninth episode of Californication.

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David Duchovny as Hank Moody, womanizing novelist with substance abuse issues

Venice Beach, Fall 2007

Series: Californication
Episodes: “California Son” (Episode 1.08) & “Filthy Lucre” (Episode 1.09)
Air Dates: October 1, 2007 & October 8, 2007
Directors: Scott Winant (Episode 1.08) & Scott Burns (Episode 1.09)
Costume Designer: Peggy A. Schnitzer

Background

It’s been almost three months since BAMF Style has checked in with Hank Moody, the hero of Californication. In “California Son”, Hank had just come to terms with the death of his father with the help of a roll in the sack with ex-girlfriend Karen. He departs LAX for a brief exodus home to JFK, returning a few weeks later. Upon his return in the next episode, Hank is pleasantly surprised to find Karen waiting outside LAX but soon discovers that she is there to meet boring dial tone Bill – her fiance – rather than Hank. Hank makes the best of this uncomfortable situation. Continue reading

Californication – Hank Wears Blue in Season 2

David Duchovny as Hank Moody in

David Duchovny as Hank Moody in “Coke Dick & First Kick”, the sixth episode of Californication’s second season.

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David Duchovny as Hank Moody, novelist and womanizer researching a rock biography

Venice Beach, Spring 2008

Series: Californication
Episodes: “Coke Dick & First Kick” (Episode 2.06) & “Blues from Laurel Canyon” (Episode 2.11)
Air Dates: November 2, 2008 & December 7, 2008
Director: Michael Lehmann
Costume Designer: Peggy A. Schnitzer

Background

David Duchovny turns 53 today. Happy birthday to one of BAMF Style’s favorite TV lovable degenerates! Continue reading

Hank Moody’s Suit on Californication (1.12)

In honor of today being my sister’s wedding day, I’m wrapping up the first season of Californication posts with…

David Duchovny as Hank Moody in

David Duchovny as Hank Moody in “The Last Waltz” (1.12), the first season finale of Californication.

Hank Moody at a wedding.

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David Duchovny as Hank Moody, substance-abusing novelist and family man

Venice Beach, Fall 2007

Series: Californication
Episode: “The Last Waltz” (Episode 1.12)
Air Date: October 29, 2007
Director: Scott Winant
Costume Designer: Peggy A. Schnitzer

Background

A guy like Hank Moody doesn’t really need more than one suit. And when a guy like Hank Moody is looking for a suit, he’ll look no further than imitating the same look that worked for Steve McQueen, Samuel L. Jackson, and the cast of Reservoir Dogs.

It also helps that Hank dresses like a hitman to a wedding that he sincerely does not support.  Continue reading

Californication – “Turn the Page” (1.11)

David Duchovny as Hank Moody in

David Duchovny as Hank Moody in “Turn the Page”, episode 1.11 of Californication.

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David Duchovny as Hank Moody, womanizing novelist with substance abuse issues

Venice Beach, Fall 2007

Series: Californication
Episode: “Turn the Page” (Episode 1.11)
Air Date: October 22, 2007
Director: David Von Ancken
Costume Designer: Peggy A. Schnitzer

Background

In the penultimate episode of Californication‘s first season, Hank Moody has spent the majority of the season wistfully hoping that his ex-wife (common law, at least) Karen will abandon her thoughts of marrying the “dial-tone” Bill and come back to Hank. He thought he had his life on track when he wrote a new novel, but it was unfortunately lost when his new car was stolen. He and Karen briefly rekindled their passions after the death of Hank’s father, but it didn’t last. Finally, Hank hit his seasonal rock bottom in “The Devil’s Threesome” when doing just that with gym rat Laura and his best friend/agent Charlie.

It’s safe to say that, by this point, Hank’s been swallowed up and shit out by the powers that be. Continue reading

Hank Moody at the Gym

David Duchovny as Hank Moody in the tenth episode of Californication,

David Duchovny as Hank Moody in the tenth episode of Californication, “The Devil’s Threesome”.

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David Duchovny as Hank Moody, bored writer and womanizer

Venice Beach, Fall 2007

Series: Californication
Episode: “The Devil’s Threesome” (Episode 1.10)
Air Date: October 15, 2007
Director: John Dahl
Costume Designer: Peggy A. Schnitzer

Background

By the tenth episode, Hank is now the unofficial roommate and caretaker of his agent and best friend Charlie, who’s been “kicked to the curb by his diminutive lesbian wife,” according to Hank. Looking to get back into the dating game, and knowing Hank’s reputation as a cocksman supreme, Charlie decides to hit the gym and use Hank as a wingman. Continue reading

Hank Moody Goes Porsche Shopping

David Duchovny goes car shopping as Hank Moody in

David Duchovny goes car shopping as Hank Moody in “Filthy Lucre”, the ninth episode of Californication.

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David Duchovny as Hank Moody, washed-up novelist and womanizer

Venice Beach, Fall 2007

Series: Californication
Episode: “Filthy Lucre” (Episode 1.09)
Air Date: October 8, 2007
Director: Scott Burns
Costume Designer: Peggy A. Schnitzer

Background

After a traumatic first eight episodes, Hank Moody’s luck seems to be changing. He has endured losing the love of his life, the death of his father, and a crippling inability to put pen to paper. Continue reading

Californication – Hank Grieves in Purple

David Duchovny hits rock bottom as Hank Moody on Californication.

David Duchovny hits rock bottom as Hank Moody on Californication.

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David Duchovny as Hank Moody, brooding novelist with substance abuse issues

Venice Beach, Summer 2007

Series: Californication
Episode: “California Son” (Episode 1.08)
Air Date: October 1, 2007
Director: Scott Winant
Costume Designer: Peggy A. Schnitzer

Background

By the time of the eighth episode of Californication, viewers have certainly become familiar with Hank Moody’s “man in black” look. Thus, when we open on a scene of Hank at his computer in a surprising purple shirt, we certainly don’t expect it to be an episode where he is grieving his father’s death the entire time. And yet, that’s exactly what happens. Continue reading

Flashbacks of Hank Moody in “California Son”

Mark Margolis joins David Duchovny in a production photo from

Mark Margolis joins David Duchovny in a production photo from “California Son”, the eighth episode of Californication.

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David Duchovny as Hank Moody, successful author and family man

Venice Beach, Summer 2006

Series: Californication
Episode: “California Son” (Episode 1.08)
Air Date: October 1, 2007
Director: Scott Winant
Costume Designer: Peggy A. Schnitzer

Background

A year before he became the substance-abusing turnstile of a man we’ve come to know and love, Hank Moody was a dedicated family man with several successful novels under his belt. Much like his attitude, Hank’s clothing during this “golden era” was much brighter with nary a black to be seen.

The first real glimpse Californication viewers get of this happy past life comes in the eighth episode, “California Son”. Faced with the death of his father Al (played by the ubiquitous but underrated Mark Margolis), Hank is forced to reflect on the last time he saw Al, which happened to be the summer that his relationship with Karen deteriorated. Continue reading

Californication – “Girls Interrupted”

David Duchovny as bored writer and master chef Hank Moody on Californication.

David Duchovny as bored writer and master chef Hank Moody on Californication.

Nothing new, attire-wise, but we do get to learn a little more about Moody’s secret recipe for Cheese Sensation.

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David Duchovny as Hank Moody, womanizing novelist with substance abuse issues

Venice Beach, Summer 2007

Series: Californication
Episode: “Girls Interrupted” (Episode 1.07)
Air Date: September 24, 2007
Director: Tucker Gates
Costume Designer: Peggy A. Schnitzer

Background

As one of the first episodes to feature more heavily on the Flanderization of Charlie Runkle, Hank gets relatively less screen time than usual in “Girls Interrupted”, the seventh episode of the first season.

When we do see him, the attire is all pretty standard. We do get a better look at the green button-down he wore earlier in the season and finally find out about Hank’s signature dish, an infamous conglomeration of cheese for the whole family! Continue reading