Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What I’m Watching: Eastbound and Down

Eastbound and Down: Season 2, Episode 6 “Chapter 12” (B+)

Why, oh why, does this show only have seven episodes per season? Just as Kenny is finally getting the hell out of Mexico, I’m brutally reminded that the show goes off the air after this Sunday. Fortunately, the show was renewed for a third season already and should be back for a likely America-set new set of episodes next fall (hopefully that season). It’s still sad to part with the show, especially as Kenny was just starting to become less of a jerk. He really does seem to be a changed person in this episode, making a semi-honest effort to patch things up with certain people in his life, even if doing so is only to help his career. Adam Scott is an actor who fits right in on this show, and it’s good to see him here in the temporary absence of “Parks & Recreation” and the permanent absence of “Party Down.” His introduction of Matthew McConaughey to Kenny provides an interesting twist that will probably shape next season, and hopefully Kenny won’t let his pride get in his way as much as he did this year. Still, there’s something to be sad for his allowing Stevie to take a bride and bring her back with them, and also his ever so slightly kinder tone when speaking to his dutiful servant. One last chance (unless next week shows them again) to see Vida and Sebastian was a nice treat, and all in all, this season’s cast of characters has pretty darn entertaining, including those Kenny didn’t end his relationship with on a good note.

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