Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Eastbound & Down

For those of you who didn't catch the series Eastbound & Down on HBO earlier this year, it's out on DVD. If you find redneckery as appealing as I do, you'll probably want to drop this in your Netflix queue.

The series is about a fictional washed up pitcher, Kenny Powers. The Powers character is a version of former Braves closer John Rocker, but with an awesome mullet and lacking about 15 more I.Q. points.

I don't want to oversell it too much, but Eastbound & Down makes Citizen Kane look like Jaws 4. The six episode series is probably mankind's greatest achievement thus far, pending Season 2 of Eastbound & Down, of course.

I will warn you, though, it is foul. It is so foul that I made Anne (a/k/a Auntie Anne - babies' NICU nurse) cover her eyes during part of the second episode. Anne is 25 (I think) if that gives you any idea just how foul it is. Funny, but foul.


  1. While I certainly understand the rhetorical point you are making with the "makes Citizen Kane look like Jaws 4" comment, I do have to say: I have seen Citizen Kane, and it blows. Jaws 4 (more properly known as Jaws: The Revenge), however, is one of the most awesomely bad movies of all time. Plus, Jaws 4 features one of the most bizarre set of co-stars in cinema history: Academy Award-winning actor Sir Michael Caine and . . . wait for it . . . Mario Van Peebles.

  2. My favorite part of Jaws 4 (the Revenge) is the deplorable logic in getting away from a shark by going to an island on a boat. Iowa, Montana - pertty much anywhere without sharks would have worked. At least Jaws 4 cured my fear of sharks caused by Jaws, which was actually poop-your-pants scary.

  3. I just can't think of a good comment now as I am not able to stop my pee-in-your-pants laughing at your "poop-your-pants scary" sentiment. Haaa!