THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES: SEASON THREE
Starring: Danny McBride, John Goodman, Adam Devine, Edi Patterson, Tony Cavalero, Cassidy Freeman, Skyler Gisondo, Tim Baltz, and Gregory Alan Williams
Creator: Danny McBride
Through three seasons, the basic plotlines of The Righteous Gemstones are getting a little crazy. Like, how many times can the Gemstones be involved with plots of murder and domestic terrorism? That said, the character development, especially this season, is only getting stronger, and the jokes…if you like Danny McBride’s particular brand of comedy…rarely miss. Even if you don’t like McBride, the real standouts are Edi Patterson and Tim Baltz, anyway. There is a little something for everyone here, from brilliant satire to dark drama to a plethora of dick jokes. My only note would have been for more Baby Billy (Walton Goggins).
Though Danny McBride’s vulgar sensibilities don’t always work for me, I’ve been delightfully surprised by how much I’ve loved The Righteous Gemstones since its first season…and Season Three might be its best yet. While the plot keeps getting crazier, it feels like its main focus, now more than ever, is on how the characters can grow. Edi Patterson, in particular, stood out this time around amongst its hilarious ensemble. If you weren’t into this show before, you’re probably still not sold on it; however, if you’ve been a fan since the get-go, this should be a very welcome return.