Here’s a quick low down on the show and don’t get mad at me for being lazy and copying this from IMDB:
Eastbound & Down is a comedy show from HBO, starring Danny McBride as Kenny Powers, a former professional baseball pitcher, who after an amazing career is forced to return to his hometown middle-school in Shelby, North Carolina as a substitute physical education teacher. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay received an order for six episodes for the first season from HBO. The series is being produced by Will Ferrell’s production company, Gary Sanchez Productions. The show premiered February 15, 2009, at 10:30p.m.  On April 8, 2009, HBO announced it had renewed the series for a second season.
Okay, so now that you know the plot of the series, I want to give you my take on the action. I watched every episode ON DEMAND (love this stuff on the weekends!) and I couldn’t stop watching them. I spent my entire evening watching this show because it made me laugh and take a load off. Isn’t that what most people want their comedy television shows to accomplish?
This is definitely not a show you want to have your 4-year-old watch but it’s funny to watch it as an adult; Kenny Powers says everything you wish you could say. He’s got the worst mullet I have ever seen and just thinking about him trying to be sexy gives me the willies!
Here’s a clip to give you some love: Best Of Kenny Powers
Kenny Powers is a foul-mouthed, egotistical and semi-dumb character while his brother and sister in law are nice red necks who take him in when he loses his baseball career. Will Ferrell plays a BMW dealership owner with blonde white long hair who antagonizes Kenny about his current lack of star power.
At first you watch the show and say to yourself, “Okay that’s pretty funny…” and you realize you start to care about the characters too. The whole deal is, Kenny does the most ridiculous stuff to get himself back into the limelight but it just never quite works out. I think it’s similar to the MIDDLE which takes a quick wit, semi-white trash view on middle class families. The show will also remind you of Talladega Nights.
When Kenny is dumped by a girl, that he’s gone back and forth with for most of the season, he retreats to his jet ski; wearing jeans, and a dress shirt. Did I mention that he does drugs and sniffs cocaine off of the barrell of a gun as a farewell gift to himself? Yah, it’s completely ridiculous and great. Be prepared for breasts, brawling, beer and brainless antics- and you’re good to go. Peace Out!
Rating: Not an intellectual gem but does the job of entertainment- B+