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Eastbound & Down: The Complete First Season

Danny McBride , Katy Mixon , Adam McKay , David Gordon Green    Unrated   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Stepping up to the plate in this six-episode HBO series, comedy's newest It Boy, Danny McBride (The Foot Fist Way, Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder), hits it out of the park as Kenny Powers, a former baseball phenom, who, after spending his millions and burning all bridges, returns to his high school to teach physical education. The delusional Powers (he still wears a mullet!) insists that he will return to the majors. Until then, he makes a play for his former high school flame (Katy Mixon), now an art teacher who is engaged to the boring, by-the-book principal (Andrew Daly). He runs roughshod over his brother and his disapproving wife (John Hawkes and Jennifer Irwin), who allow Powers to live with them and their children. He lures the idolizing nerdy band teacher to the dark side. Eastbound and Down has an odd sense of humor. To say that the foul-mouthed, substance-abusing Powers is "inappropriate" is an understatement. He makes Billy Bob Thornton's Bad Santa look like Edmund Gwenn in Miracle on 34th Street). When one of his students repeats his father's claim that Powers ruined baseball, Powers tells the class, "Anybody want to pick on anybody in class, aim for him, because I ain't watching."

Eastbound and Down benefits from some big league talent. Will Ferrell, who helped get The Foot Fist Way into theatres, appears as a car salesman who wants to exploit what's left of Powers' celebrity with predictably disastrous results. Episodes were directed by McBride collaborator Jody Hill (Observe and Report), David Gordon Green (Superbad), and Ferrell's partner in comedy, Adam McKay (Talladega Nights, Anchorman). There are other obnoxious characters on television, but Kenny Powers is in a league of his own, and he may take some warming up to. But McBride imbues this extreme character with an uncompromised integrity that is oddly admirable. Despite what his brother tells him at one point, Powers is someone you like being around. --Donald Liebenson

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Eastbound & Down ~ Season 1

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5.0 out of 5 stars great show, crappy DVD setup July 26 2009
Format:DVD
This is one of the funniest shows I have ever seen. On the surface it would seem to be a crude, vulgar comedy about a stereotypical ex-ballplaying redneck but the characters are so bloody good and so well developed that it is far far more than that. Danny McBride is awesome as Kenny Powers - anyone who can give depth to a character like Kenny and actually make you root for him deserves a lot of praise. The supporting cast is fantastic, the writing is fantastic, everything about it is hilarious. If you like Arrested Development you'll probably like this show. They're nothing alike, but everyone I know who likes Eastbound & Down is also a huge Arrested Development fan (probably has to do with the ridiculously hilarious characters.) I'd also recommend it for Trailer Park Boys fans.

The only complaint I have is the DVD itself. The first season is only 6 episodes, so WHY WHY WHY does there have to be 2 DVDs?! The special features are great but not so plentiful that it requires an extra disc. I don't understand why they couldn't have put all 6 episodes on one disc. Seems wasteful and pointless. BUT DON'T LET THAT PUT YOU OFF BUYING THE DVD, it's still worth it for such a fantastic show.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good dvd! July 21 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
good show, really funny Dvd worked great. always wanted to get this show. very very funny show! Danny MacBride is a genius!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kenny Powers Rules Jan. 7 2013
By O.G.
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East Bound and Down,Funniest show ever. Nobody is a well rounded jerk as Kenny. Self absorbed and every episode is gut busting laughter..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! June 11 2012
By tjean
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Eastbound and down is so vulgar, offensive and hilarious that I was nearly falling off of my chair laughing. Kenny Powers is an awesome character. This is a must have for your TV show collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Funniest show I have ever seen. July 13 2009
Format:DVD
Absolutely the funniest show I have ever seen.. You will be quoting this show for the rest of your life. This is Jody Hill and Danny McBride's masterpiece of work together. You will NOT regret buying this. I recommend buying two copies...cuz youre going to end up lending it to everyone you know.
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