Thursday, April 9, 2009
MORE FROM KENNY F'ING POWERS
Yesterday, HBO officially greenlit a second season (8 episodes) of Jody Hill, Ben Best, and Danny McBride's hilarious comedy Eastbound and Down. This is amazing news for everyone who loved this uniquely twisted series focusing on a delusional, down-and-out ex-MLB pitcher. If you missed the show on its initial run, it's probably available via HBO ON DEMAND and the DVD set should be out soon. McBride is one off my favorite on-screen comedians currently working, and I find the darkly humourous tone that Hill and his team clearly love working in to be nothing short of hysterical. This is not a show for everyone; some people will find it too mean and nasty and juvenille, with characters who aren't easily sympathetic. Not me. I think it's brilliantly subversive. I just hope that everyone is able to bring the same level of creativity to the upcoming season. The fact that the show ended on such a perfect note in its finale scares me a bit. I really hope the second batch of episodes is as entertaining as the first.