Eastbound & Down : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 15, 2009
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
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Universal acclaim- based on 198 Ratings

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  • Summary: Will Ferrell coproduces this comedy about a baseball player returning to North Carolina who finds a job as a gym teacher.
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. What lifts Eastbound & Down away from mere crudball humor is McBride's ongoing love affair with the lower middle class.
  2. 88
    If you thought "Tropic Thunder" was the funniest movie of the year and that everything Will Ferrell touches makes you laugh until you squirt Diet Pepsi out of your nose, then you will love Eastbound & Down.
  3. 80
    McBride is comfortable improvising, and in Eastbound there’s a lot of pleasurable tension in watching Kenny create difficult situations with his poor judgment and get out of them with his escape artist’s quick brain.
  4. I can't say the pilot struck me as especially funny, but there are good things and talented people in it, and it looks good.
  5. Eastbound & Down feels static.
  6. 40
    Drugs. Pratfalls. Bodily excretions. Sexual crudity. Shock-jock ethnic humor. Four-letter words flying like lead in a matineee Western. Character development and story? Not so much.
  7. It seems like a middling Fox series with a monotonous glut of obscenities and some nudity tossed in to make it pay-cable worthy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 72
  2. Negative: 4 out of 72
  1. Feb 26, 2011
    10
    The best crude sports fan humor put together in my time. Slapshot for hockey is a given, but now Danny McBride gives Charlie Sheen a run forThe best crude sports fan humor put together in my time. Slapshot for hockey is a given, but now Danny McBride gives Charlie Sheen a run for his money!!! My favorite HBO comedy yet. Expand
  2. BradfordG
    Apr 8, 2009
    10
    Funniest show ever. Laughed so hard I almost pissed myself. If you don't like this show then your probably a big fan of Oprah or some Funniest show ever. Laughed so hard I almost pissed myself. If you don't like this show then your probably a big fan of Oprah or some other fag show. Expand
  3. BrentW
    Mar 14, 2009
    10
    This is the funniest show I've ever seen. Sheer brilliance.
  4. twigmant.
    Jul 23, 2009
    10
    This is the funniest show I've ever seen a series be made out of! I'm so glad they picked it up for a second season. Everyone This is the funniest show I've ever seen a series be made out of! I'm so glad they picked it up for a second season. Everyone that's ever seen an episode while over here loves it. I hope they keep it for a long time! Expand
  5. CoreyS
    Mar 6, 2009
    9
    Well this may not be high brow thinking mans humor but its clever in its use of dialogue. If you enjoyed Superbad or Pineapple Express you Well this may not be high brow thinking mans humor but its clever in its use of dialogue. If you enjoyed Superbad or Pineapple Express you will find this show absolutely hillarious. The first two episodes feel static but the developing plot adds a new level of intrigue to the gut busting comedy! See for yourself! Expand
  6. Dec 12, 2013
    9
    When it comes to loveable-horrible characters, it's hard to beat Kenny Powers, but one of the greatest things about the show is that theWhen it comes to loveable-horrible characters, it's hard to beat Kenny Powers, but one of the greatest things about the show is that the creators don't rest on funny characterization to carry the show. Every season reinvents the show. And every episode breaks new and hilarious story ground. Expand
  7. RobertT
    Feb 17, 2009
    1
    28 minutes and 50 seconds that I will NEVER get back. Embarrassing to watch. Directly squarely and between the eyes at pre-pubescent boys. 28 minutes and 50 seconds that I will NEVER get back. Embarrassing to watch. Directly squarely and between the eyes at pre-pubescent boys. Image how John Hawkes feels coming from such a quality show as Deadwood and now having to play the older brother in this. Sad! Expand

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