Showtime recently announced that the upcoming seventh season of Californication will be the show's last. The series has gotten a lot of attention over the years for its graphic sex, David Duchovny's fantastic performance and for toeing the line of comedy and drama better than most other programs. Some feel Californication fell in quality after the first season. The show can be loud, crude, outrageous, unbelievable, stereotypical, etc. However, the writing is always sharp which is why it has such a loyal following. The theory that explains Californication's sometimes unbelievably out there sexual encounters as well as the show's oftentimes stereotypical characters is that what we have been watching for six seasons has been Hank Moody's imagination. In other words, we have not been watching events in real time. We have been watching events as Hank Moody (David Duchovny) has written them in a quasi memoir/ novel theme a la Charles Bukowski through his auto-biographical character of Henry Chinaski. Let's take a look at why the seasons of Californication have merely been books by Hank Moody rather than real time events.