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TV Tonight: "Weeds" and "Californication"

TV Tonight: "Weeds" and "Californication"

Happy day! The return of "Weeds"clearly a favorite here — is finally upon us tonight, as is the premiere of the highly anticipated David Duchovny comedy, "Californication."

I've chosen to remain blissfully unspoiled about the goings-on in the season premiere of "Weeds." I finished season two on DVD recently enough that the crazy cliffhanger still looms large in my mind, and I wanted to wait and see the resolution when everyone else did. (Granted, "everyone else" has probably either watched it online or downloaded those leaked episodes by now, but hey. It's the principle of the thing.)

I did check out the premiere of "Californication," though, in which Duchovny plays a sex-crazed, self-destructive novelist in a writing rut. My hopes were high for the show, but I ended up feeling a little disappointed, mostly because I felt like I'd seen everything done better on another series before. It seemed a bit like a paint-by-numbers version of a pay-cable show — a dash of expletives here, a shot of bare breasts there. Two things will keep me hanging around for at least a couple of episodes, though: 1) Duchovny himself, whose aloofness is amusing here, and 2) Madeleine Martin, who gets all the funniest lines as Duchovny's potentially screwed-up daughter.

To watch previews for both "Californication" and "Weeds,"

Photos courtesy of Showtime

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high-d high-d 8 years
weeds is gettin crazier and crazier! its insane. :)
high-d high-d 8 years
weeds is gettin crazier and crazier! its insane. :)
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
whoa...both shows look so engrossing! i didn't know "harry" from SATC would be in californication! cool... :) thanks for posting these videos!
Denhwyvar Denhwyvar 8 years
Can't wait to see my lovely David Duchovny on screen again! He'll always be hot.
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 8 years
sooo ready for Weeds!
dmblauren dmblauren 8 years
heck yeah! i can't wait!!
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
I meant Californication btw, see the name didn't even stick in my head.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Looking forward to watching both of these tonight.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
Yeah, I had to restrain myself too. All my friends have already watched two episodes of Dexter and Weeds. I'm like don't tell me anything!! I'm paying for the channel, I'm gonna use it. I also was bored while watching California and I agree the daughter was the most interesting part of the entire show.
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