Advertisements The Righteous Gemstones is an American comedy television series, created by Danny McBride, that premiered on August 18, 2019 on HBO. The series follows a famous yet dysfunctional family of televangelists. It stars McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam DeVine, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, and Tim Baltz. (wiki) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [from what I can tell, the premiere is an hour long, but subsequent episodes will be half-hour. Eight or nine eps in all. Sunday nights, HBO] I have mixed thoughts on this. I'm not in love with it, after the pilot. But I didn't totally hate it. John Goodman is great, Adam DeVine is good, but Danny McBride... is just killing it for me. And not in a good way. Every show of his I've ever watched (VP, E&D, etc), I watch an eps or two, and then just throw up my hands and kill the SP. The writing is juvenile, and something about his screen presence bugs me. Obviously, YMMV. The family lunch scene, and the family fights, are schoolyard stupid. As was the attack on the small town pastor. The scene at the end, the ransom handover, was pretty good. I'm hoping the rest of a strong cast can overcome McBride's presence. I'll watch one more, and then probably consign it to the same fate as all D McB series... "SP Deleted".