Thread for Californication Season Five, airing Jan thru Mar 2012. There be spoilers!
Season thoughts: I am loving this season. It's like they rejuvenated the show. Hank is not quite so ******y, and it seems like they are mixing the characters up a little more. We get some Marcie, some Becca, some Charlie, but not too much. Loved Natalie Zea (Wie-no-nah from Justified) as Carrie. Like the Kali & Samurai story line. Even Batesy is great.
Latest episode thoughts: This is about "Love Song", the 2/12 episode. Is this the first time we've seen a true flashback? Hank as the committed, monogamous lover? And Hank wants to go back to NYC, but it's Karen that decides they stay in CA.
Great season. Unlike say Weeds, that seems to be running on empty, or Entourage going thru the motions, here the writing is crisp, the story lines fresh.