Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What I’m Watching: Eastbound & Down (Season Finale)

Eastbound & Down: Season 2, Episode 7 “Chapter 13” (B+)

“Stay in school. Fight the power. Don’t do drugs. Unless you’re doing them with me.” It may not make any sense and will likely go over the heads of the children he was swearing at, but there’s something about the way Kenny Powers delivers a speech that just makes it impossible to resist. Hence why April likely decided to come back to him and give him another chance. The revelation that she’s pregnant with his baby is a great one, though I’m saddened by the fact that he’s still planning on going to play baseball again and that she’s declared that she no longer wants to be in love with him. It was great to see April again as well as Kenny’s poor family whose lives are completely disrupted and defamed by his unexpected arrival. Seeing Cutler was fun too since he, like Stevie, seems to want to be nice and often even suck up to Kenny despite La Flama Blanca’s abysmal treatment of and obvious dislike for him. Kenny’s journey this past season has been a senseless, wildly entertaining one, and truth be told, he hasn’t actually changed very much, if at all. Yet it’s been a marvelously wacky ride that can’t quite be compared to anything else on television these days. With any luck, season three will get one more episode just like season two did as compared with season one, and we’ll have eight episodes of Kenny Powers making a fool of himself and everyone around him. It’s been a fun year, and I’ll miss Kenny and all the ridiculous things he does.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Danny McBride (who else?)

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