East Bound & Down is easily the funniest show on HBO and probably one of the funniest I’ve had the pleasure to watch in a very, very long time. The show is about Kenny Powers, a washed up baseball player who is arrogant, self absorbed and freaking hilarious!! The first season was hysterical. The characters in the show add to the comedy perfectly.
At the end of season 1, Kenny seemed to have got his pitch back but after an offer to play for a team in Florida that turned out to be fake, season 2 starts off with Kenny in Mexico trying to start a new life. He first poses as a cock fighter and is eventually joined by his stalker/sidekick Steve who tracked him down. Eager to be a part of Kenny’s new life, he offers him help in any way that he can. The last episode leaves off with him playing for a team in Mexico where he expected a very dramatic entrance to the pitcher’s mound. It’s hard to tell where this season will take us but it’s clear that the laughs won’t soon fade away.
This series pokes fun at all of the best topics. Powers is always doing some type of drug whether it be cocaine, steroids or pot. It also has a sexual element involved. Kenny is obsessed with boobs but in this season it seems he finds himself to be more of an “ass” man. The main comedic value of the show center’s around Kenny’s self image. He still sees himself as a star regardless of what anybody tells him. A lot of people can relate to this show and it’s jokes about everyday life because it truly is that funny!
I don’t know about anyone else but I can’t wait to see what Kenny Powers gets into next. He is always getting into some type of trouble but with the help of Steve, an obsessive fan, he usually gets out of whatever venture he finds himself in.
This show is easily the funniest on HBO or maybe even on TV right now. The mix between sex, drugs and Kenny Powers in general, this show is filled with hilarious moments.
This show airs on Sunday nights at 10:30. It’s for mature audiences only.