The Righteous Gemstones: Season 1 (2019)

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Season 1
The Righteous Gemstones

Critics 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.

79%

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Critic Ratings: 48

87%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 136
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Episodes

1
Air date: Aug 18, 2019
2
Air date: Aug 25, 2019
3
Air date: Sep 1, 2019
4
Air date: Sep 8, 2019
5
Air date: Sep 15, 2019
6
Air date: Sep 22, 2019
7
Air date: Sep 29, 2019
8
Air date: Oct 6, 2019
9
Air date: Oct 13, 2019

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Critic Reviews for The Righteous Gemstones Season 1

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (16)

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

Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

Sep 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.

Aug 19, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

Aug 19, 2019 | Full Review…
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Top Critic

The Righteous Gemstones is uneven but solid and engaging; I'm already dying to know what happens next. In a way, it's reflective of the megachurches it skewers: It's so easy to find yourself dazzled and buy into it completely.

Aug 16, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Righteous Gemstones is hallelujah-worthy for its performances, energy, comedy, dramedy and occasional little heart tugs.

Aug 15, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Righteous Gemstones continues to keep things at a respectable pace where no one is ever really ahead.

Aug 21, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This show is like a bigger, flashier version of [Eastbound & Down]. It's big, loud and entertaining but as the season progresses it plays more and more with your expectations... revealing a depth you might not have initially anticipated.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Full of funny and original characters... The Righteous Gemstones aims and hits the mark by underlining the most absurd aspects of the intersection between faith and business. [Full Review in Spanish]

Sep 6, 2019 | Full Review…

At its best, it's Succession with pews; at its worst, it's worth skipping.

Sep 5, 2019 | Full Review…

The show neither attempts to understand, nor is likely to convince, anyone who lives in the evangelical world it critiques. Which is a shame.

Sep 4, 2019 | Full Review…

The series makes the most absurd creatures likable and fascinating. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Righteous Gemstones: Season 1

  • 3d ago
    Danny McBride with another classic. Outstanding cast. If you are a Kenny Powers or Neil Gamby fan you will LOVE The Righteous Gemstones ??
  • 4d ago
    Dare I say, this show is better than Eastbound and Vice Principals. Didn't expect it to be so good.
  • 5d ago
    It's different, worth the watch
  • 6d ago
    Stellar!! Wattacast ;)
  • Oct 01, 2019
    good job Danny ! make another pineapple god damn it
  • Sep 29, 2019
    The show is excellent, McBride's best and I love East Bound and Down and Vice Principals. Everyone is great in the show though I think the ex stuntman bad guy is not the best.
  • Sep 29, 2019
    Danny McBride continues to win. I will say I find Judy Gemstone boring, uncomical, and unnecessary in the plots. But all in all another great showing. He's smart enough NOT to forget Walton Goggins who is a must have in ANY of McBride's creations. John Goodman plays his part well, but lacks a bit of depth. Would be nice to see a little "Walter Sobchak" fire and brimstone let loose from time to time. Keep em comin', Danny!
  • Sep 27, 2019
    Hahahaha Love it. Def adult humor and not for those easily offended.
  • Sep 25, 2019
    When you sit down bring some tissues because your not gonna want to get back up when you start belly laughing so hard you start crying
  • Sep 24, 2019
    Seriously the best show! Just want to fuck it with my snowy white dick...

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