The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Friday, February 27, 2009

Eastbound and Down

HBO strikes gold once again with this new series from Executive Producer Will Ferrell.

Eastbound and Down is the brainchild of Danny Mc Bride, Ben Best and Jody Hill.

Washed up former Big League pitcher Kenny (You're Fucking OUT!) Powers has burned every bridge back to his former superstardom. But that's not going to stop him from trying to make back to the bigs after being thrown out for steroid use. In the meantime, he is forced to move in with his brother and take a job as Gym Teacher at his hometown Middle School.

Kenny Powers is a complicated soul. He's a redneck, racist, steroid rage, drug addicted, alcoholic asshole. People just don't understand the problems Kenny Powers has to deal with being Kenny Powers. Do you know how hard it is not to be a superstar anymore? You become accustomed to a certain level of living and fan worship.

It's comic greatness, which is normally the kiss of death on television. But HBO is one of the few venues where it may survive. This show deserves a placesetting on your Sunday lineup.

Set your DVR to kill for Eastbound and Down, Sunday nights on HBO.

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