More than a satire on bad faith

(Clockwise from far left) Adam DeVine, Danny McBride, Edi Patterson and John Goodman in The Righteous Gemstones.
(Clockwise from far left) Adam DeVine, Danny McBride, Edi Patterson and John Goodman in The Righteous Gemstones. PHOTO: HBO

The Righteous Gemstones is a satirical takedown of rich televangelists and churches that is also a heartfelt story about a broken family

The Righteous Gemstones, a new comedy series, opens with a family of millionaire megachurch pastors bickering as they conduct a mass baptism in China.

The event, which goes hilariously awry, is the opening salvo in an extended satirical takedown of rich televangelists and churches.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 22, 2019, with the headline 'More than a satire on bad faith'. Print Edition | Subscribe