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Californication and The Great Gatsby


My favorite novel is The Great Gatsby. My favorite television show is Californication.

So when Tom Kapinos (Writer of Californication) navigated Season Two through a Gatsby story-arc, it most definitely gave me a “broner” (an unintentional, male-inspired boner).

It is not a perfectly cut adaptation. There are several characters and pieces of plot absent from Californication, while others are fleeting references. However, the core of Gatsby remains in the friendship developed between Hank Moody (David Duchovny) and Lew Ashby (Callum Keith Rennie) and the trials and tribulations therein.

I have meticulously combed through all twelve episodes of Season Two; noting Gatsby connections in dialogue, characters, setting, and plot. Also, I have documented relevant social and cultural references.

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