It's easy to see why Will Ferrell and writer/director Adam McKay wanted to work with actor Danny McBride, who co-created and stars in HBO's Ferrell & McKay-produced new comedy "Eastbound & Down." In his movie roles -- most recently in scene-stealing turns in last summer's "Pineapple Express" and "Tropic Thunder" -- McBride plays the sort of aggressively self-unaware characters that Ferrell and McKay love to create, and he plays them with as much gusto as Ferrell brought to characters like Ron Burgundy and Ricky Bobby.To read the full thing, click here. I don't think I'll be doing a separate post-mortem for the pilot episode, so feel free to discuss it here on Sunday night.
Actually, no. McBride plays these morons with even more gusto, which is fine in a small role but problematic when he's the main attraction.
Friday, February 13, 2009
In today's column, I review HBO's new comedy "Eastbound & Down," which I didn't love:
Posted by Alan Sepinwall at 7:00 AM