Californication

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I watched this new show Californication, with David Duchovny playing the character Hank Moody. I was told that he is loosly based on bukowski, and there are certain similarities, but i feel as a bit fool asking this, since i thought I new, just at little bit about Bukowski, but did Bukowski have a writers block?

I'm new to Bukowski, so I've not read alot about him, I've seen a few movies about him, but mostly I just read his work, so I have not come across anything yet, where a writers block has been mentioned.

Please enlighten me...?

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Welcome aboard, Elias! - No, I don't think Bukowski ever suffered from writers block. If he suffered from writers block he couldn't have written all the books he did...
 
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Finally, three or four years late I watched a couple of episodes and it's completely obvious and dull crap.

Must have been dreamd up by some horny fifteen-year-old, like, let's see, if I walk out of the door five beautiful women bend down to give me a blowjob ... but why should they do this? Oh, because I'm a rockstar-like-writer!

It has nothing to do with Bukowski whatsoever, except what a horny fifteen year old would might get out of reading Women.

No groundbreaking news on this show here, just wanted to share my deep and meaningful insights.
 

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I tried to give that show a shot. IFC Canada runs 4 (I think?) episodes consecutively here on Friday nights, so I sat down and watched a few.

ugh.

the Hank Moody character is so unlikable and smug, but that's probably because Duchovney (sp?) isn't acting, but playing himself. maybe if he had a sense of humour I could forgive him a bit.
 

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The only "highlight", and I never thought I would ever say something like this, was Rob Lowe as demented insane oscar-winning hollywood actor.

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Rob Lowe has made a good career move by not taking himself too seriously and being able to poke fun at himself. Parks and Recreation, for example.
 
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