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Creative Inspirations #2: Showtime’s Californication

The perfect blend of drama, comedy, and in-depth look into the life of a sex-addicted writer, Showtime’s Californication has been bringing fourth its unique edginess to Sunday nights. Starring David Duchovny as Hank Moody, a New York born writer who moves to Los Angeles to be closer to his ex-wife and his daughter, the show’s fifth season premiered last night, closing out Showtime’s epic Sunday nights. Watching this show, I can automatically feel my creativeness flow as I watch the characters I have come to know and love develop more. As part of the Showtime format, each character is deeply flawed, and far from perfect or even a hero. But much like Dexter Morgan or Weed’s Nancy Botwin, despite their cruel natures or life-defeating choices, fans and viewers of the show cannot help but like the driving force of Hank Moody, and hope above all that he can rise above his sex-crazed mindset in order to win his daughter’s heart and maybe even find true love again. Showtime knows how to pick them, and Californication manages to capture the rich culture of California while showcasing a great cast of character development. 


Anthony Avina, (Born March 1990), is an author, a journalist, and a blogger. Born in Southern California, he has battled through injuries, disabilities, moves back and forth across the country, and more, yet still maintains a creative voice that he hopes to use not only to entertain but to inspire hope in even the darkest situations. He writes short stories and novels in several genres, and is also a seasoned journalist for the online magazine, On Request Magazine, as well as the popular site TheGamer. Having grown up reading the books of Dean Koontz and Stephen King, they inspired him to write new and exciting stories that delved into the minds of richly developed characters. He constantly tries to write stories that have never been told before, and to paint a picture in your mind while you are reading the book, as if you could see every scene of the book as if it were a movie you were watching. His stories will get your imaginations working, and will also show that in spite of the most despairing and horrific situations, hope is never out of reach. He am always writing, and so there will never be a shortage of new stories for your reading pleasure.

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