Eastbound & Down: Season 2 [Blu-ray]
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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.Read more ›
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!!
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.Read more ›
Powers is tracked down by his faithful sidekick, former school band teacher, Stevie Janowski (Steve Little). Stevie joins the adventure and wanders deeper into the Kenny Powers Domain of crazy living, and the two have their own local romances.
Baseball isn't a priority for Powers and it is only when he is seen at a local game, as a drunken spectator, that he catches the attention of the team manager. Powers always the centre of his own universe quickly becomes an over the top spectacle when he joins the team. Yet it is his sheer decadence, on and off the field, which humours and entertains the viewer.
Powers also tracks down his father in Mexico and his expectations and experiences with his dad help the viewer to understand some of the complexities of Kenny.
An opportunity to return to professional baseball in the U.S. is offered to Powers, based on his form in the Mexican League, and suddenly there is a pathway back to the big leagues for him.
Back home in Shelby North Carolina much has changed as April Buchanon (Katy Mixon) has left school teaching, and her personal circumstances are designed to cause the viewer stun.
Season 2 certainly presents the viewer with a whole new Kenny Powers story!
Nicholas R.W. Henning - Australian Baseball Author
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Awesome show. Very funny. Extreme characterization of a fallen superstar that doesn't realize he isn't hot stuff anymore. Rude and Crude, but in a most hilarious manner. Read morePublished 29 minutes ago by Amazon Customer
Best show I've seen in years, Danny mcbride is a genius in my eyesPublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
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Also at Best Buy, both seasons were 15 on dvd. Both S2 versions come w/a free t-shirt while supplies last. At Target both versions come with a bonus disc - A Q&A w/ the cast at Paley Fest, the dvd was 17 there, the blu-ray was 23.
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