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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Air date: Feb 15, 2009
Air date: Feb 22, 2009
Air date: Mar 1, 2009
Air date: Mar 8, 2009
Air date: Mar 15, 2009
Air date: Mar 22, 2009

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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
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 (20) | Top Critics (13)

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

Feb 15, 2009 | Full Review…

The obnoxiousness is just a shortcut to a headache.

Feb 15, 2009 | Full Review…

They may be broadly drawn, but the characters aren't stereotypes.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Still, as crotch-grabbing hilarious as "Eastbound and Down" can be, it starts to wear thin after only twenty minutes or so

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the great things about Danny McBride is how he creates different iterations of his comic persona.

Jun 4, 2018 | Full Review…

You can't take your eyes off of McBride's creation, with his curly mullet, unfortunate clothes, and overly confident attitude.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | 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.

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

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

Feb 15, 2009 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

Feb 15, 2009 | Full Review…

It seems like a middling Fox series with a monotonous glut of obscenities and some nudity tossed in to make it pay-cable worthy.

Feb 15, 2009 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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