Sunday, October 4, 2009

I am infatuated… with a man!

“A morning of awkwardness is far better than a night of loneliness”. “I won’t go down on history but I will go down on your sister” Yes I hang my head in shame as I write this post. These are some of the utterances of my new hero. He is not even real. He is a character of a TV series called Californication. Trust me it is not as bad as it sounds. And if you have not seen it yet I suggest you down load it immediately. You can easily find the torrents to the entire season one and two on pirate bay.

Well I must confess that till a couple of days ago I thought californication was an album by Red hot chili pepers. Till I read about this comedy on a blog. Well it said the first episode started with a nun giving him a BJ and some how this piqued my interest and made me get the first two seasons. I have watched five episodes so far and I am hooked.

The object of my fascination is Hank Moody played by David Duchovny (remember the X files?). A down and out writer who seems to attract all the women he can handle. Whose worst enemy is himself. But if you peel the layers of his rough exterior deep down he is a misunderstood romantic who is quite the philosopher. Just read the next few lines which was an answer to the question “What is your latest obsession”? by a radio show host.

Hank Moody: Just the fact that people seem to be getting dumber and dumber. You know, I mean we have all this amazing technology and yet computers have turned into basically four figure wank machines. The internet was supposed to set us free, democratize us, but all it’s really given us is Howard Dean’s aborted candidacy and 24 hour a day access to kiddie porn. People…they don’t write anymore - they blog. Instead of talking, they text, no punctuation, no grammar: LOL this and LMFAO that. You know, it just seems to me it’s just a bunch of stupid people pseudo-communicating with a bunch of other stupid people at a proto-language that resembles more what cavemen used to speak than the King’s English.
Henry Rollins: Yet you’re part of the problem, I mean you’re out there blogging with the best of them.
Hank Moody: Hence my self-loathing.

Now isn’t that brilliant or what?

I love everything about this character. The way he comes out with these awesome one liners from out of nowhere. His apartment and yes even his shoes? I hang my head down further as I admit I googled and found out what kind of shoes he wore and actually found a similar pair on Amazon and placed it on my wish list.

Even I cannot understand what my fascination is with this man. I mean character.

Could it be that one part of me relates to the angst he is going through while another part of me wants to be the swash buckling arrogant womanizing don’t give a fuck son of a bitch he is.

To be honest I think the producers of the show brought in the mild nudity (this is not porn material children!) and obviously outrageous scenes which border on the controversial purely for that purpose. To create controversy to increase ratings. I guess it worked.

To be honest this is sex and the city with a male writer. But it still rocks and guess I can relate to Hank because after all he is a analogue man caught up in a digital world.

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