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Eastbound & Down: Season 1 (2009)




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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Washed-up major-league pitcher Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) returns to his North Carolina hometown after his career fizzles out in the first series of "Eastbound and Down." Refusing to admit his time as a pro baseball player has come and gone, Powers teaches phys ed at his former high school, while living with brother Dustin (John Hawkes) and his wife Cassie (Jennifer Irwin). Powers, who clearly still lives in the past, proudly rocks his mullet and chases after high-school girlfriend April (Katy Mixon).


Danny McBride (IV)
as Kenny Powers
Jennifer Irwin
as Cassie Powers
John Hawkes
as Dustin Powers
Katy Mixon
as April Buchanon
Will Ferrell
as Ashley Schaeffer
Andrew Daly
as Terrence Cutler
Ben Best
as Clegg
Bo Mitchell
as Wayne Powers
Ethan Alexander McGee
as Dustin Powers Jr.
Steve Little
as Stevie Janowski
Will Ferrell
as Ashley Schaeffer
Craig Robinson
as Reg Mackworthy
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Critic Reviews for Eastbound & Down: Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (13)

The repertoire on display in Eastbound & Down feels too limited for a long stint on HBO's mound.

February 15, 2009 | Full Review…

The obnoxiousness is just a shortcut to a headache.

February 15, 2009 | Full Review…

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.

February 15, 2009 | Full Review…

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.

February 15, 2009 | Full Review…

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.

October 24, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I don't know bout y'all but I'm hooked.

February 15, 2009 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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