Critic Consensus: Eastbound & Down might be too profane and obnoxious for some, but its broad humor and irreverent vibe make for some great comic moments.
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as Kenny Powers
as Cassie Powers
as Dustin Powers
as April Buchanon
as Terrence Cutler
as Wayne Powers
as Dustin Powers Jr.
as Stevie Janowski
as Reg Mackworthy
The repertoire on display in Eastbound & Down feels too limited for a long stint on HBO's mound.
The comedy - and, oh, there is much of it - comes less from sight gags or clever one-liners as it does from the sheer absurdity of what transpires and the ever-increasing ability for Powers to sink lower and fail more grandly from episode to episode.
A far cry from the cerebral comedy currently en vogue on shows like The Office and 30 Rock, but that doesn't mean Eastbound can't do sly humor that falls left of center.
It's crude, lewd and harsh, but also observed with merciless accuracy; a vision into one redneck's self-created hell, pitched to teeth-gnashing perfection by McBride.
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