But do trust me when it comes to Californication.

There is no question in my mind that Californication is by far the best new TV show of the year. And when I say by far, I mean nothing else compares, not even close.

If you’re not a digital media junkie like me, then your time has already come.

Ok, that sounded menacing. All I meant was that it’s starting on free-to-air TV in New Zealand already, this Thursday night on TV3, in fact.

The only drawback to the show is that it’s a half length season – 12 episodes – and each episode is only 30 minutes. 12 glowing precious little 30 minute nuggets. Of brilliance.

I call it a drawback, but is it? Perhaps not, in fact you could say: Californication is brilliance, distilled.

Please try it, I’m quite certain that even if you don’t like it as much as your mum likes me, you’ll still like it a great deal.