Californication is the story of Hank Moody, played by David Duchovny. Hank is a novelist who has recently moved to Los Angeles, which complicates his relationship with Karen, his ex-girlfriend, whom he still has feelings for and Becca, his 12-year-old daughter.
The show has been met with mixed reactions, leaning towards a more favorable position by most. The majority of those opposed to the show and it's explicit nature of drug and sex-laden scenes are that of the conservative groups. These groups, namely those found in Australia and New Zealand, have attempted to boycott the networks and the shows advertisers.
The first season of Californication ran from August until late October. The pilot episode was released early to Netflix subscribers on July 24th, helping to gain viewers at an early stage. Before the first season had wrapped up, Californication was renewed for a second season in early September by Showtime.