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The Righteous Gemstones: Season 1 (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Though it may not win many new converts, fans of Danny McBride will find much to praise in The Righteous Gemstones's darkly hilarious pews.

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This comedy series tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work.

Cast

John Goodman
as Eli Gemstone
Adam DeVine
as Kelvin Gemstone
Danny McBride (IV)
as Jesse Gemstone
Cassidy Freeman
as Amber Gemstone
Tony Calvero
as Keefe Chambers
Michael Monsour
as Cryptocore
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All Critics (60) | Top Critics (19)

Loud, dumb stuff can be fun but in "The Righteous Gemstones" it's all too easy; the jokes are tired, the characters broad and buffoonish, the plot turns lazy. Heaven help us.

December 3, 2019 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

It's brilliantly done in a wonderfully subversive highly cinematic style that reminds one of the Cohen brothers' mischievousness, that distinctive mix of wry humour, eccentricity and darkness.

December 3, 2019 | Full Review…

The Righteous Gemstones might be the funniest show currently on television, and it's certainly the funniest show I've ever seen about grief.

October 10, 2019 | Full Review…
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Distinctly uncomfortable to watch, and [reveals] a sad, surreal, and often funny truth about the American dream: to attain it, dreamers run the risk of blindly believing they're entitled to anything.

September 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The show barely scratches the surface before reverting to a more conventional crime-dramedy mode. And so the familiarity of McBride's M.O. disheartens.

August 19, 2019 | Full Review…
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With that tight focus on these characters comes a need to differentiate them from similar characters we've seen before. That's the show's most significant flaw.

August 19, 2019 | Full Review…
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