13 Replies to “Righteous Gemstones”

  1. Nah. I thought it was funny, so thought I’d post about something other than music for once. This is actually the first series I’ve watched in some time. I’ve been all music and books the past few years. I had some extra downtime over the weekend due to a minor injury. Some friends had been talking about it, so I decided to give it a shot. Laughed my ass off.

    1. We’ve watched the first episode on your recommendation (and those of others). Fucking hilarious, and whoever plays the sister deserves every award. I think McBride wrote and directed, but you can tell there’s TONS of improv.

  2. I’ve hit the flashbackery, and it is much as you say.

    This show has about the highest PPE (peen per episode) of anything I’ve watched recently.
    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  3. Going to need commentary from the Memphinians on local professional wrestling heyday swerve on S2E1.

    Also! Who curates the music? It’s soooo good. Lots of old-timey stuff I’ve never heard, feels almost like Coen Bros could be running the show.

    1. Memphis was the rasslin’ capitol of the south from the 50’s through the 90’s and beyond. Cosmic forces of good and evil squared off in heavily choreographed battle on Studio Wrestling each Saturday afternoon on channel 5 (the local NBC affiliate) then on Monday nights at the coliseum (threats made during Studio Wrestling often began with “Come Monday night…”). There’s a good reason why Andy Kaufman chose Memphis and Jerry “The King” Lawler.

      I don’t know who selects the music, should be in the credits somewhere. Yes, it’s good.

  4. Much obliged, that sent me down the Dr. Demento wormhole – another wide swath of American culture I apparently missed.

    If any collection of studio session musicians should be called the Wrecking Crew, it’s the one that provides backing tracks to singing professional rasslers.

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