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TV on DVD: Eastbound and Down and on disc

In television on 06/30/2009 at 10:23 am

Eastbound and Down is a half-hour series starring Danny McBride as thoroughly obnoxious galute Kenny Powers, reduced to teaching gym after drugs ruined his career in Major League Baseball. He is crude and foul and disgusting. AND he has a mullet. But despite all that, and my lukewarm review back when it premiered on The Movie Network in February, I found that I laughed more and — go ahead, laugh — brushed away a tear near the end of its six-episode run. And not over Will Ferrell’s car salesman coif, which could bring a tear to the eye but for a completely different reason. I’ll probably even tune in when it returns with a second season to HBO Canada in 2010. Extras on the Season 1 DVD, new on shelves this week, include audio commentaries, deleted scenes and outtakes, and featurettes Kenny Powers: Greatest Hots, Stevie’s Dark Secret and a making-of.
Here are some other and, probably, less foul, TV DVDs, new on shelves this week:

Stargate: Atlantis: Season 5
Entourage: The Complete Fifth Season
Eureka: Season 3.0
The IT Crowd: The Complete Second Season
Secret Diary of a Call Girl: Season 2
Blue Murder: Set 4
Parker Lewis Can’t Lose: The Complete First Season
Route 66: Season 3, Vol. 1
Frontline: Inside the Meltdown
American Experience: We Shall Remain
Hilarious House of Frightenstein: The Librarian’s Not So Scary Tales
— Denise Duguay

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