Eastbound & Down (HBO)
Stars: Danny McBride, Steve Little, Elizabeth De Razzo, Katy Mixon, John Hawkes, Jennifer Irwin, Andrew Daly
Status: A fourth and final season was recently greenlit
HBO is the reigning king of drama but for some reason, most of its comedies that aren't written, directed, and created by Lena Dunham seem to fly under the radar. The cult status of Eastbound & Down is the most puzzling of oversights, given the talent that's behind it. Produced by the dynamic duo of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, Eastbound follows the misadventures of Danny McBride's Kenny Powers, a foul-mouthed Major League Baseball burnout who's forced to return to his hometown to teach middle school phys ed and work his way back into the game.
Over three short seasons, Kenny's quest for a comeback has taken him from home to Mexico to Myrtle Beach, with special guest stars Jason Sudeikis, Matthew McConaughey, and Ferrell regularly joining in on the fun and depravity. The surprise fourth season won't go into production for some time, so take the hiatus to utilize HBO Go and get acquainted with this gem.