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Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach phys ed at his old middle school.
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 Kenny Powers (29 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Stevie Janowski (28 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 April Buchanon (20 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Maria (20 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Dustin Powers (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Cassie Powers (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
Ethan Alexander McGee ...
 Dustin Jr. (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Wayne (15 episodes, 2009-2013)
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Kenny Powers was poised to rule the Big Leagues, but two things got in the way: his fading fastball and his insufferable personality. After a spectacular career flame-out, Kenny goes home to Shelby County, NC, to nurse his wounds and work as a gym teacher at his old middle school. Written by HBO

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Every kid has a baseball player to look up to. Kenny Powers is not that guy. (Season 1) See more »

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When promoting the second season of this show on Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Episode #9.32 (2010), Danny McBride revealed that season two was shot in a little over 30 days. See more »

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Reg Mackworthy: When did you become such a pussy? I mean, you've always been a pussy. But now you're like a vagina with a mullet.
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A superb comedy
5 September 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Is Kenny Powers an obnoxious pontificating self-glorifying pri*k? Well yes, and that's what makes the show so enjoyable. The entire premise of the show is fantastic; a washed up, out of shape former ball-player still clings on to his days of glory, refusing to think of himself as anything less than a star athlete. That being said, he still possesses a deadly arm.

I would say the writing of Jody Hill is among the best of the current comedic script writers. For Eastbound, Jody writes a very plausible scenario and brings life into all of the characters. None of the humour, although vulgar times, is recycled like so many other modern comedies where an interchangeable plot-line is strung together with a bundle of awkward characters who all but fall over their own feet. I find with Eastbound there is a lot originality in the interaction between characters and all of the events that transpire between them. You can find something to laugh at in almost every scene depending on your own interpretation. It really comes down to the little things with Jody Hill, he avoids punch-lines and instead draws his comedy from how an individual(like Kenny Powers) reacts to a situation as his own person, consistently being true to the characters he develops. This is what for me spawns true comedy, not obvious attempts by the writer where characters become overly awkward for the sake of being funny or where there is a sacrifice of individuality altogether allowing all characters to employ the identical kind of humour(Judd Apatow). This for me is why Eastbound is genius, and truly a show with a lot of potential to become a long running HBO hit.


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