Californication (TV series)

Californication is an American comedy-drama television series created by Tom Kapinos which aired for seven seasons on Showtime from August 13, 2007 to June 29, 2014. The show follows New Yorker Hank Moody, a troubled novelist who moves to California and suffers from writer's block, his drinking and drug abuse complicate his relationships with his longtime lover Karen and their daughter Becca. The show's other main characters are Hank's best friend and agent Charlie Runkle and Charlie's wife Marcy. Recurring themes are sex and rock and roll, all of which are featured as well as the seedier side of Los Angeles; the show has won several awards, including one Golden Globe Award. The series revolves around a novelist plagued by alcoholism, he blames his longtime writer's block on reasons ranging from the hedonism of Los Angeles to the departure of his partner Karen. Hank deals with the consequences of his inability to say "no" to temptation while trying to show his family that he can be a responsible, caring father to Becca and a reliable partner to Karen.

The show was renewed for a second season on September 7, 2007. The Season 1 finale, titled "The Last Waltz" aired on Showtime on October 29, 2007. Season 2 began filming in April 2008, was underway as of June 2008; the premiere episode of Season 2 aired September 28, 2008. The first season was released on DVD in the US on June 17, 2008. Showtime renewed Californication for a third season, which premiered on Sunday September 27, 2009 at 10 pm; the show is laced with rock culture references. It alludes to Warren Zevon and featured Henry Rollins in a guest appearance. Hank's lawyer in Season 4 is called Abby Rhoads; the books Crack the Sky and Blood Mountain by Richard Bates are the names of two Mastodon albums. A Crazy Little Thing Called Love, the movie based on God Hates Us All, is named after the song by the rock band Queen from their album The Game; the segment before the Opening Theme is the intro to The Stooges' song, "I Got a Right". Season 1 followed Hank and the other main characters in the months leading up to Karen's planned marriage to Bill, a Los Angeles publisher.

Hank wallows in self-loathing following the release of A Crazy Little Thing Called Love, a drastically altered and watered-down—yet commercially popular—movie adaptation of his most recent novel, God Hates Us All. Hank spends most of his time drinking and not writing. One day he picks up a young woman in a bookstore. Mia proceeds to harass Hank during his visits to his family, she uses the threat of illegal sex charges to extort stories from him that she passes off as her own for her high-school creative-writing class. The death of Hank's father drives Hank on a sexual encounter with Karen. After the funeral, Hank stays in New York to finish a manuscript for a new novella. Upon returning to L. A. he believes the original copy to be lost when he is carjacked, but Mia had stolen the pot, now she takes credit for it herself and attempts to have it published. On Karen's and Bill's wedding day, Hank chooses to be unselfish and accept the situation so as not to destroy his beloved's wedding day, but that evening, as he and Becca leave the reception, Karen runs out and jumps into his car to resume their life together.

On June 3, 2008, Showtime released the Season 1 soundtrack Temptation: Music From The Showtime Series Californication, which features music from the original series. Included artists are The Rolling Stones, Peeping Tom, My Morning Jacket, The Doors, Tommy Stinson, Bob Dylan, Harvey Danger, Madeleine Martin, Gus Black, Mexican institute of sound, Warren Zevon, The Heavy, Steve Earle, Elton John, two original tracks created for the show by Tyler Bates and Tree Adams. In Season 2, Hank and Karen's relationship seems to be working out, Becca seems happy again, their house is on the market as they plan a move to New York. Hank gets a vasectomy and attends a party thrown by Sonja, a woman he had sex with in Season 1. A mistake and a fight with an obnoxious police officer land Hank in jail, where he meets world-famous record producer Lew Ashby, who commissions Hank to write his biography. Office masturbation costs Charlie Runkle his job. Circumstances lead him to go into the porn industry, as he becomes the agent/paternal-figure of a porn star named Daisy, spends the majority of his and wife Marcy's nest egg financing the artsy porn movie Vaginatown, starring Daisy.

Marcy goes into treatment for her cocaine addiction, Charlie starts an affair with Daisy. Hank proposes to Karen on the night. Karen refuses his proposal, leading him to go back to his old ways and continuing the show's central focus on clandestine sexuality. Hank moves in with Ashby. Becca finds a boyfriend named Damien. Mia's book is a hit and Ashby holds a party in her honor, where Damien cheats on Becca while Charlie announces he wants to leave Marcy for Daisy. After the party, Hank sees that Ashby's old girlfriend, the one who got away, has resurfaced. Hank he

Thewakam Rangrak Bridge

Thewakam Rangrak Bridge is an one historic bridge of Bangkok located in the border of Wat Sommanat sub-district, Pom Prap Sattru Phai district and Si Yaek Maha Nak with Suan Chitlada sub-districts, Dusit district. The bridge crossing over Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem at Nakhon Sawan road. King Chulalongkorn ordered the Department of Public Works to build in 1899, to link Thanon Talat with Thanon Plai Talat, Nakhon Sawan road in the present day. King Chulalongkorn had presided over the bridge's opening ceremony on November 15, 1900; the bridge was on renovated to be a concrete bridge. And in 1975, it enlarged the traffic surface like today condition; this bridge is one of the set of five bridges crossing over Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem, all having the name in the meaning of "Created by Deity". For Thewakam Rangrak meaning "The Bridge Created by Thewakam". It's located close to the historic marketplace, Talat Nang Loeng and Royal Dusit Golf Club considered close to the side of the Government House.

So it's another point, used as a venue for political demonstrations as well. Wisukam Narueman Bridge Makkhawan Rangsan Bridge


The BBQ is a 2018 Australian comedy film written and directed by Stephen Amis. Starring Shane Jacobson, Magda Szubanski, Julia Zemiro, Nicholas Hammond, Manu Feildel, it was filmed at Albury, New South Wales. My Kitchen Rules co-host. Shane Jacobson stars as Dazza, a loveable suburban everyman who claims to be a descendant of Captain Cook and has a passion for barbequing, but after accidentally giving his neighbours food poisoning at his regular Saturday BBQ, Dazza's reputation and dignity are on the line. Seeking amendment, he teams up with a tyrannical Scottish chef known as "The Butcher" and enters an international BBQ competition. Sam Winspear-Schillings as Dave Shane Jacobson as Dazza Nicholas Hammond as Carver Lara Robinson as Montana Magda Szubanski as The Butcher Faith Seci as Samantha Justine Jones as Lisa Rodney Afif as Mr. Spittle Manu Feildel as Andre Mont Blanc Julia Zemiro as Dianne The BBQ received negative reviews from critics and audiences, it holds a 33% approval rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on 9 reviews, with an average rating of 3.7/10.

Leigh Paatsch of the Herald Sun called the film "so overwhelmingly bland, you forget how faintly awful it remains from beginning to end." Luke Buckmaster of The Guardian wrote, "Jacobson may be the best thing about the director and co-writer Stephen Amis' The BBQ, though, not the same as saying he comes remotely close to saving it." The BBQ on IMDb The BBQ on Rotten Tomatoes