43. Eastbound & Down
Air Dates: February 15, 2009–present
Stars: Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon, John Hawkes, Andrew Daly, Jennifer Irwin, Ana de la Reguera, Michael Pena, Marco Rodriguez, Efren Ramirez, Don Johnson
You don't watch Easbound & Down for its setting, cast (though Will Ferrell’s Ashley Schaeffer deserves his own show), or even the story. You watch for one reason and three words: Kenny Fuckin’ Powers.
Television is littered with assholes, but Kenny Powers was a next level dirtbag, the type of guy who convinces a woman to leave her husband, only to abandon her at a gas station after having second thoughts (that's some Flannery O'Connor-style nastiness).
He's selfish to an insane degree, and it is hilarious. Plus he's got great catchphrases.—IA