Righteous Gemstones Series Quiz – Which Character Are You?

<span class="author-by">by</span> Samantha <span class="author-surname">Stratton</span>

by Samantha Stratton

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Take this Righteous Gemstones Series Quiz to find out which character you are. We update the quiz regularly and it’s the most accurate among the other quizzes.

Danny McBride creates shows that air at a very specific and targeted frequency, or sometimes at a very exact loudness. Characters in Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals rarely spoke when they could shout, and never hung up the phone when they could hurl it to the ground and smash it into a million pieces. When the McBride shows aren’t playing to the back row, or possibly to a totally new theater next door, they’re defined by unexpected veins of heart, subtle diamonds of restraint in a frenzy. To enjoy the whole, one must accept that life is also made up of irreconcilable parts.

Despite being created solely by McBride — regular collaborators Jody Hill and David Gordon Green contribute producing and directing credits — HBO’s new comedy The Righteous Gemstones is likely to appeal to fans of his previous HBO comedies while perplexing those looking for more conventionally “likable” characters. More than I laugh at the grotesquerie, I respond to McBride comedy in their moments of sneaky compassion.

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I also respect their casts’ incredible dedication. This parody of megachurches, anchored by John Goodman, Adam Devine, Edi Patterson, and McBride, is no exception. The Righteous Gemstones is vulgar and aggressively acted, with punchlines that don’t always touch home for me, but the first six episodes offer some unexpectedly potent moments. Also, you must try to play this Righteous Gemstones Series Quiz.

Righteous Gemstones Series Quiz

The Righteous Gemstones is a film about a family of evangelists that was shot and set in South Carolina. Patriarch Eli Gemstone (Goodman) is a half preacher, part spiritual bully, and is still mourning the death of his wife and empire cornerstone Aimee-Leigh (Jennifer Nettles). Jesse (McBridge), the eldest son, revels in the excesses of his lifestyle, aided by his wife Amber (Cassidy Freeman, adding layers to what could have been a thin part).

Kelvin (Devine), the eldest son, is a youth ministry hotshot with a dubious private life that includes the constant presence of former satanist Keefe (Tony Cavalero). Finally, there’s Judy (Patterson), the family’s middle child who is neglected and rarely allowed to be a part of the faith-based circus that has given the family a vast compound complete with an amusement park and a character-specifically designed house for each kid and his/her individual dysfunctional family.

An elaborate blackmail plot against the morally compromised Jesse; Eli’s profligate brother-in-law Baby Billy (Walton Goggins); and Eli’s latest church expansion into an abandoned corner of a mall, which immediately alienates a local pastor, played with tenacity by Dermot Mulroney, serve as catalysts for the drama.

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“Zeal” is most likely the series’ overarching tone and subject. The Gemstones are devout, but you’ll spend a lot of time wondering whether members of the family believe the message they’re selling – denominationally unspecified — and which are merely motivated by the riches that their stated belief has produced.

They’re all dedicated in some way, regardless of their sincerity, and The Righteous Gemstones criticizes them and their family unit far more than it criticizes religion in general or the commodified piety the Gemstones supply for the mainly unseen masses, who are not treated with contempt.

McBride’s comedies punch at the level of its main characters without knocking them down, which I normally like. Even within the program, the characters degrade, emasculate, and eviscerate one another — as far as depictions of in-family cannibalism go, The Righteous Gemstones is a complementary, more explicitly humorous image of hereditary toxicity to HBO’s Succession — without ever stooping to cheap blows.

The program adores these folks and their milieu, from the exquisite details of each Gemstone home to their never-arbitrary-chosen clothing or haircuts, such as McBride’s curly pompadour (with graying mutton chops for gravity) and Devine’s youth-group-friendly spikiness. McBride is interested by the nasty side of masculine competitiveness — peacocking reduced to its subtext-free essence via male full-frontal nudity — and much of the show’s humor stems from the show’s unfiltered and vulgar bantering and a cartoonish escalation of tension.

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