TITLE: Eastbound & Down: The Complete First Season
STARS: Danny McBride, Katy Mixon, Will Ferrell, Craig Robinson
FUN FACT: Fans speculate that Kenny Powers is based on MLB bad boys like John Rocker, John Kruk, and Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams, but McBride says that he's simply a "greatest hits of all of the shamed ballplayers."
WHY COMPLEX IS CO-SIGNING IT: We're on Danny McBride's jock—his horny, arrogant, racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, foul-mouthed, drugged-out, washed-up jock, Kenny Powers, that is. McBride, who stood out in The Foot Fist Way, Pineapple Express, and Tropic Thunder, is pitch perfect as the disgraced and penniless former Major League Baseball star flame-thrower who's forced to live amongst the little people and teach physical education at his middle school while he tries to make a comeback. Eastbound has filthy humor on the reg, Katy Mixon's super twos on the reg, Will Ferrell and Craig Robinson guest appearances on the reg, and all sorts of other cool shit on the reg. The first season of this HBO gem—six half-hour episodes—leaves us wanting more, but when a pitcher who throws "faster than fuck" hurls a perfect game, they don't dick around about it, they just bring the heat, get in and get out. If you're not going to bat for this series, quite simply, you're fuckin' out!
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: Outtakes, three commentary episodes, deleted scenes, a "making of," Kenny Powers back-story commercials and videos.
WATCH SOME OF KENNY POWERS' BEST MOMENTS: