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Eastbound & Down: Season 2

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Crown Royal, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Crown Royal

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    Fucking FINALLY.

    Kenny Powers returns September 26th with practically an entire new cast. Cannot wait. Abandoning everyone, he heads down to Mexico and joins a rag-rag team owned by Michael Pena, however Steve Janowski tracks him down.

     
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    I love that Stevie follows Kenny to Mexico. That's awesome.
     
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    Kenny FUCKING Powers for president.

    Let's butt-fuck this party.
     
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    Kenny has signed with K-Swiss, let's take a look at their pitch meeting.

     
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    This show kinda flew under the radar in the first season, at least until about halfway through the season. I watched the DVD set in two sittings though. Kenny Powers is a goddamn icon. Danny McBride should be credited for embodying one of the most awesome male comedic leads on television, alongside the likes of Ari Gold and Hank Moody.

    It's probably obvious at this point, but it sounds like they'll be doing a season 3 as well.
     
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    Not too bad of a season opener.

    And god DAMN, the chick from Spanglish has a smokin' ass.
     
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    Its Ana de la Reguera

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    not Paz Vega,
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    But damn close. Holy hell I forgot how gorgeous Paz Vega is, and what an awesome name she has.

    I thought the episode was amusing. Should be interesting where the season goes.

    "With this dude who looks like the sax player from the Lost Boys"

    The sax playing motion he made had me cracking up.
     
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    Wow. The season premiere was awful.

    The first season was good, and consistently funny; Kenny Powers was a hilarious character, and his misadventures upon returning to his hometown as a loser, but with the same oversized ego of his playing days was great. Problem is, the entire show and its premise was very much one note. They had just enough material for six half-hour episodes. A little under 3 hours, or the length of two movies. After that, I wondered, wouldn't the scenarios and jokes keep repeating themselves?

    Well, apparently, we don't even get that much. The humor in the first episode wasn't just stale, it was goddamn boring.

    Of all the exciting things Kenny could do in Mexico, which should have gotten the writers through another couple of episodes before they ran out of ideas again, this is the best they could come up with?

    Total shit-show. Sometimes, you have to know when you've tapped out the well of creative material. For anyone who disagrees; tell me, what episode from the first season was this premiere better than?
     
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    This show doesn't have an "episodic" feel to it like many other shows do (say Seinfeld or Always Sunny) so comparing one episode to any other is not really a good metric. It's really just Kenny Powers doing Kenny Powers type shit. Obviously they will have to have him get back to baseball unless they want to fall into the Entourage trap. I thought the whole cock fighting/midget gangster empire he had created for himself in Mexico was just as funny as anything from season one.
     
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    Doesn't your second sentence contradict your first one? Anyways, I will be as happy as anyone if things turn around later in season 2 (what other quality comedies are there on television?), but that season premiere was freaking terrible. I might have dismissed it as an aberration, if I didn't already suspect they had run out of material. I guess we will see later tonight.
     
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    Even the Battlestar Galactica music couldn't help this episode. Save us Ronald D. Moore!
     
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    Great episode.

    'you came out of her vagina? I was all up in that shit last night'

    'the fact she has a kid means her uterus is all used up'

    'like fucking cocktoberfest in here. I'm excited too but let's not touch dicks'
     
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    I thought the best part last night was (paraphrasing): "Yo, is that my thong?"

    "Yeah. I just got it out of the dirty clothes."
     
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    Have to say that while I thoroughly enjoyed the first season, I've found this season to be absolute shit so far.

    I have no desire to quantify the reasons, but know that I'm not going to follow it any more.
     
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    Other than the over all story arch, which is very close to the Entourage trap now, I still think Danny Mc Bride and cast deliver funny fucking shit. Steve has also been consistently cracking my shit up.
     
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    I'm slowly being forced to agree. The storyline seems pretty directionless. However, I still laugh my ass off 2-3 an episode, so that's enough to keep me tuned in for the time being.

    Also, I really really fucking miss Katy Mixon. Why the fuck did they leave her behind?
     
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    I guess I'm in the minority, but I love this season. You can chalk it up to my preference for character consistency, as Kenny is Kenny.

    For me, the highlights were Kenny shooting Stevie, Jesus that was funny. Kenny's onfield antics are stellar. And I really have liked the relationship between Kenny, his coach, the owner and his downstairs neighbor. I will agree that the story line is a bit muddled, but I suspect this is a set up period for Kenny's 'next big thing.'
     
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    Season finale tonight. I have steadfastly defended this show as I have heard more and more criticism in the last few weeks but at this point even I have to admit this season has been shit. There have been some great moments of situational humor and the fantastic blend of Kenny's ego and lack of self-awareness will always get laughs but too much of this season has been stereotypes. Also, the mexican villagers have been boring and cliche whereas last season had an outstanding group of minor characters and everyone can relate them to someone from their hometown.
    The introduction of Kenny's father certainly revealed the source of his many personality flaws and the Vida relationship brought both T&A and laughs that were sorely needed. Additionally, I loved how they tied up the loose end with that Tampa Bay agent getting out of rehab and making amends with an iPad laden gift basket.

    I can't wait to see the "Shelby Sensation" return to his namesake and go after the girl, get back into baseball, and have some fucking good times. Clegg should be out of rehab by now and I am sure that Dustin and Cassie will be happy to reprise their role as his gracious host. Naturally April is going to tell him to fuck off and/or drop a bombshell which will give us a cliffhanger into next season.

    Best line of this season - Kenny's incredibly enticing yacht party invitation to Vida at a Charros team autograph session in front of a grocery store - "How about, say, Saturday night, at a very cool yacht party?...Just a few top tier types...an intimate dinner...there's gonna be an ass ton of crabs, lobsters, wine, Bartles & James, corn on the cob, fuckin' booger sugar.")
     
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    Did you watch the episode and then write what you thought was going to happen? Goddamn that was spot on.