& Down - The Complete Fourth & Final Season
(2013/HBO Blu-ray Set)
A Sound: A Extras: B+ Episodes: A
and Down reaches
a hilarious conclusion with its fourth and final season on Blu-ray
disc from HBO Entertainment. Starring
Danny McBride (Tropic
as Kenny Powers - a once big time Major League Baseball player with a
troubled marriage (his wife with a heart of gold beautifully played
by Katy Mixon) starts out the season by hitting rock bottom. His
wife gets an award at her job that makes him feel like a failure.
Luckily, a chance encounter with ex-teammate named Guy Young launches
him back into the public eye with a spot on his sports show - Sports
Sesh. Once on the show, Kenny gets horribly embarrassed by a co-host
and strikes back with a vengeance when he captures the heart of the
audience and gets a permanent spot on the show. With this comes
renewed fame and more money than he knows what to do with. Soon,
Kenny alienates his friends and family and starts throwing money at
them (often times literally) instead of seeing what they really need
- a friend and a father. Soon, Kenny gets his own show and is so
blinded by his wealth and power that he runs off the co-hosts and
kicks his wife into gear on getting a divorce.
really no other actor that could portray Kenny Powers but Danny
McBride. His incredible acting molds a character that you hate in
one minute and love in the next. He is very aware of his arrogance
to others and will stop at nothing to make himself happy. In a way,
he is the walking example of selfishness and how money can corrupt an
are so many hilarious moments in this season that its hard to pin
down a favorite. There's the episode where he buys his children a
pet wolf that he keeps in his garage, his pride in getting his own
swimming pool, when he convinces his best friend to get a chin
and the last episode which co-stars Sasha Baron Cohen (who is known
of course as Bruno
as an evil television executive with a very twisted little boy.
has again knocked it out of the park with this release. Packed with
superior sound and picture quality. The 1080p high definition
transfer is crisp and preserved in 16 X 9/1.78.1 aspect ratio that is
literally flawless. The audio is also comparable with an English
DTS-HD Master Audio (MA) lossless mix in 5.1, French DTS Digital
Sound 5.1, Latin Spanish DTS Digital Surround 2.0 and subtitles in
English, SDH, French, Latin, Spanish, Norwegian, and Swedish.
on the disc include exclusive deleted scenes, hilarious outtakes,
audio commentaries with Cast and Crew including Danny McBride, Steve
Little, Ken Marino, Jillian Bell, Tim Heidecker, and More!
is a must see show if you are a fan of Danny McBride and is really
unlike any other show on television. You can always count on HBO to
deliver the goods!
James Harland Lockhart V