Californication makes itself look like a cartoon. Apparently washed-up paunchy writers with drinking and smoking problems are catnip to every improbably gorgeous twenty-something who crosses their path. And they soon forgive the theft of their watershed novel. To say nothing of Runkle and his wife. But it's got entertainment value despite the cast of often unsympathetic characters. i wish there was more drinking and fucking and wrunkel, and less of the stupid "i want my girlfriend who i never married" shit. So season 3 has potential.. sort of.