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Eastbound & Down: The Complete Second Season [Blu-ray]

Danny McBride , Steve Little , David Gordon Green , Jody Hill    Unrated   Blu-ray
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Danny McBride's Kenny Powers, the man with the magnificent mullet, returns for a second round of his politically incorrect HBO series. When his Tampa plans fall through, the baseball player-turned-gym teacher spends the next seven episodes killing time in Mexico (the shoot takes place in Puerto Rico). After his sidekick, Aaron (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's Deep Roy), gives him the boot, he decides to get back in the game, so he joins a local team just as his biggest fan, Stevie (Steve Little), arrives in order to serve as his assistant. Stevie also breaks the news that Kenny's ex-girlfriend is off the market.

Fortunately, Vida (Ana de la Reguera), a shapely nightclub singer, helps Kenny to forget his past, though she finds the team owner (Michael Peña) equally enticing. Unfortunately, Kenny's bad attitude threatens his relationship, his job, and even his friendship with the puppy dog-like Stevie. Just when his antics can't get more tiresome, Kenny reconnects with a long-lost relative (Don Johnson with scraggly extensions), who inspires him to stop running from his problems and face them head on. Then, when he makes peace with a former enemy (Adam Scott) and a major-league scout (Matthew McConaughey), it appears as if his fortunes are about to turn.

As with the first season, producers Jody Hill and David Gordon Green handle directorial duties and play to writer-creator McBride's strengths, but the coke-snorting egotist won't be to all tastes. Like the fictional Larry David of Curb Your Enthusiasm--or real-life pitcher John Rocker--he's an equal-opportunity offender, but in a cruder context. And set to a hipper soundtrack, something that also distinguishes the feature-film work of Hill and Green. Oscar nominee John Hawkes (Winter's Bone), who plays Kenny's level-headed brother, makes a repeat appearance for the surprisingly sentimental finale. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't play right :( June 15 2014
By Jessica
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The first cd of the two in this second session skips and doesn't play all episodes. I'm upset that I cannot watch properly :(
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5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Show on television July 21 2013
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I recently bought a Blue ray player. I am amazed at the great picture quality you get with Blue ray. For those of you that have never watched this show it is one of the best on TV
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Aug. 23 2014
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So funny, always anting to know what is going to happen next.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Weak Aug. 3 2011
I LOVED season 1 of Eastbound and Down, it was hillarious!
Season 2 however, not so much. I maybe laughed 3 or 4 times.
Such a shame when they did the first season so well and this one is about on par with a dog taking a crap.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Wait for DVD July 16 2011
By Veronica 99 - Published on Amazon.com
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Admittedly it took a couple of episodes to realize that Kenny could go darker and more screwed up than he was in Season One. Once I got there, it was fun to anticipate if Kenny was going to emerge a changed man. All the twists and turns were hysterical and even though you wanted to smack Kenny upside the head, you couldn't help but cheer him on. All in all, nothing could beat the first season for sheer in your face uniqueness. Season two has it's own charm in the fact that we viewers must journey with Kenny as he keeps some dreams and sheds others. Not so different from real life. The season finale was one that most didn't see coming. What a cliffhanger!

You must get the DVD if you're a hardcore Kenny Powers fan. Can't wait to season two again to discover all the things I missed in the HBO presentation!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He befriends little people and giants alike, and then makes mortal enemies of them Sept. 3 2012
By G. Denick - Published on Amazon.com
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Belligerent, brash, and completely unhinged- this is Kenny Powers at his finest. If you're not familiar with the show, be warned: This program is not for the faint of heart or the easily offended. If you are not familiar with Danny McBride's perpetual typecasting (I wonder if he's even acting at this point in his career, or just being himself?), watch this show at your own mortal peril. As an FYI, the Blu-ray video quality is superb (and the packaging is hilarious).

Amazingly, the second season of Eastbound and Down manages to maintain the standard of hilarity that the first one established, and even SURPASSES it. This is particularly impressive, considering that this season could not rely upon the crowd-pleasing presence of Will Ferrell, prancing about his BMW dealership in a white wig.

One must be careful, however- if you watch too much of this show in one sitting, Kenny Powers' attitude WILL rub off on you! And you absolutely cannot show up to the office spouting off whatever's on your mind, a la Kenny Powers. This outrageous character has absolutely no filter, and no comprehension of what socially acceptable behavior is. And that's a big part of what makes Eastbound and Down so ridiculously funny. Danny McBride was quite possibly born to play this role. And every time you begin to think this guy couldn't be any more of a self-centered low life, he starts to redeem himself, and show that he just might be human after all. His tough exterior, brash behavior, and dismissal of anyone who doesn't happen to be named "Kenny Powers" is really nothing more than an elaborate, psychological self-defense mechanism- but that doesn't make it any less funny and delightful.

From fleeing to Mexico to "rekindling" his career in a really, really bad baseball league, this is Kenny Powers at his best and worst. He befriends little people and giants alike, and then makes mortal enemies of them. He finds his estranged father, and then loses him again. He shoots Stevie in the leg with a pistol, and convinces Stevie that it was probably his own damn fault. This is an epic, hilarious, soul-searching journey embarked upon by Kenny Powers in a foreign land. Just be sure to have some cold beers on hand when you begin watching- I guarantee that Kenny will make you want to drink with him!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOL Dec 13 2011
By mchinca - Published on Amazon.com
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LOVE this show, and originally watched it on HBO. The set has great extras, and was well worth the price (got it on Black Friday deal). This is one series where you can go back to it from time to time to watch, and still REALLY laugh.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He hasn't changed from the first season, and it is brilliant. Dec 27 2011
By GAsteph83 - Published on Amazon.com
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Kenny Powers retains his intellectual humor, and he dazzles the viewers with serious shock factor. There are still scenes that pop up and cause your eyes to bulge which is a good thing as long as there are no children around.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Worthy Second Season to a Great Show Aug. 3 2011
By Joshua Miller - Published on Amazon.com
After the first season premiered in 2009, Eastbound & Down and its main character Kenny Powers (the wonderfully vulgar Danny McBride) have developed more than just a cult following and this HBO series is widely considered one of the best comedies on cable. The eagerly awaited second season consists of seven episodes and, like the first season, can be viewed in one sitting, which makes a season more like a thematic sequel than an actual show. In the last episode of the first season, Kenny Powers left behind the girl he loved, April (Katy Mixon) and his hometown of North Carolina for greener pastures...This is why season 2, picking up right where season 1 left off, finds Kenny in Mexico.

Kenny, sporting cornrows, is in Mexico and using the alias Steve. This is more out of necessity than want, as he's been living off of the credit cards of poor Stevie Janowski (Steve Little). Kenny enjoys his life in Mexico, making money as a cockfighter with a new sidekick Aaron (Deep Roy) and becoming friends with his neighbor Catuey (Efren Ramirez). Still struggling to get over April, Kenny finds a new love interest in the form of Vida (Ana de la Reguera). The setting is different, but it's still the same Kenny Powers. Depressed as ever, Kenny sees his chance for a comeback by playing for the Mexican baseball team the Charros, owned by the very rich Sebastian Cisneros (Michael Peña) and coached by the nurturing Roger Hernandez (Marco Rodríguez). As Kenny begins to settle into his existence in Mexico, Stevie appears at his doorstep and reminds Kenny off all that he left behind.

The seven episodes are spread across two discs (with Ch. 7-10 on disc 1 and Ch. 11-13 on disc 2) and feature Jody Hill and David Gordon Green sharing directorial duties. Both directors know McBride and the material well and don't stray from the tone established by the other when handling their directorial duties. Despite its Mexico setting, season 2 was filmed in Puerto Rico and the locale is frequently beautiful, as well as being a good substitute for Mexico. Kenny Powers is as strong a protagonist as ever and McBride relishes in this character, once again turning his colorful use of profanity into an art form. The new additions to the cast are good too, particularly Deep Roy (who once played the Oompa-Loompas in Tim Burton's Charlie & the Chocolate Factory) who is surprisingly funny and vulgar while Rodriguez brings a distinct warmth to his role as the Coach.

All the episodes are written by Shawn D. Harwell, Jody Hill, and Danny McBride and it's been said that season two is substantially weaker than season one in the writing department. It's true that the writing is not as strong, but it doesn't seem like an issue of the writer's running out of ideas. In fact, credit must be given to them for not allowing Powers to be a one-dimensional character, which he could be very easily. There's still a knack for un-p.c. humor written around well-placed emotional material. The jokes take aim at anything possible, including a well-placed rant against 3D and while some jokes are not as funny as season one, the writing remains effective. The final scenes are pretty predictable, but still feel rather poignant. Some have said the tone has grown darker as well and it has, but perhaps only a notch above the first season. Any misgivings about this season aside, Eastbound & Down remains one of the best comedies on TV.

There are two surprise celebrity appearances, which are quite amusing. For those reading here, they'll remain a surprise. Eastbound & Down has been renewed for a third season, which McBride has said will be the final run for Kenny Powers. It's sad that such a brilliant show will end after such a short time, but it's best to end it on a high-note. This second season may not be as effective and creative as the first season, but most viewers will be happy enough with it to simply want HBO to bring on season three. It's the same Kenny Powers, the same mean-spirited humor, and the same raunchy material that made audiences embrace this character in the first place. Season two falls short of being brilliant, but it's a worthy companion to a great show.

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