The Righteous Gemstones: Season 1 (2019)


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.



Critic Ratings: 48


Audience Score

User Ratings: 136
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Air date: Aug 18, 2019
Air date: Aug 25, 2019
Air date: Sep 1, 2019
Air date: Sep 8, 2019
Air date: Sep 15, 2019
Air date: Sep 22, 2019
Air date: Sep 29, 2019
Air date: Oct 6, 2019
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…
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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