Eastbound & Down: Season 1
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In this hilarious new HBO comedy series from Executive Producers including Will Ferrell, Kenny Powers, a washed-up former Major League Baseball star, is forced to return to his hometown to teach P.E. at his old middle school. While preparing for his triumphant return to the big leagues, Kenny moves in with his brother's family and proves adept at burning every bridge he crosses.]]>
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
Stills from Eastbound and Down- The Complete First Season (click for larger image)
- Making Eastbound & Down
- Audio commentaries
- Kenny Powers: Greatest Hits
- Schaeffer Motors commercials
- Deleted scenes
- Stevie's Dark Secret
Top Customer Reviews
Do yourself a favor and pick this one up. Underrated as hell, spread the word. Kudos, Danny McBride.
Also see the "Foot Fist Way" if you like this DVD.
Danny McBride portrays Major League Baseball player Kenny Powers and his downfall. The first season is mostly with Powers adjusting to "Average Joe life," such as getting a job, living with his behaved brother and family, all while trying to maintain his image of self-proclaimed greatness.
I will advise you that there is some strong language, mild violence and nudity. If you're in the mood to laugh, don't let that stop you!
Kenny Powers is a man who lacks self awareness almost entirely. Coupled with an ego that just won't quit, this series follows him as he suffers a fall from grace, and attempts to start living a normal, unspectacular life outside of baseball.
This series is brash, rude, and unapologetic. The cast as a whole brings their A game. And there's quite a few returnees from the movie The Foot Fist Way, an earlier Danny McBride film.
I am quite the Danny McBride fan, so I'm a bit biased, but this is one of the best shows I've seen in almost a decade. There's a lot of fun to be had in watching normal people attempt to interact with the Kenny Powers character while getting past his almost total lack of self awareness and selfishness.
I don't want to spoil the show for anyone who hasn't seen it. But if it does sound like something you'd like to watch, at least give seasons one and two a glance. If those episodes don't captivate you, then nothing will.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sometimes hard to watch, tragic and hilarious at the same time.Published 7 hours ago by Andy Durban
Probably the worst show I have ever watched. The biggest regret is that I will never get that hour of my life back. No plot, awful acting and just a complete waste of my time. Read morePublished 17 hours ago by Dan DuBose