What to watch this weekend on Prime Video [Aug 17-18]

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The Righteous Gemstones – Episode 1 (debut 8/18/19): Danny McBride, John Goodman, Adam DeVine. photo: Fred Norris/HBO – Available on Amazon Channels

This weekend we’ve got a scary shark movie, a new HBO series, a hilarious comedy, and more! Check out our picks for what to watch this weekend on Amazon.

We’re halfway through the month of August and all is quiet on the Amazon front, for now. Next weekend Amazon is releasing several original series and then in the final week of the month, we will finally get the highly-anticipated new fantasy series, Carnival Row!

But don’t worry about not having any new content for this weekend because we’ve done all the sleuthing for you! Here are our top five picks for what to watch this weekend, August 17-18.

Series Premiere: The Righteous Gemstones

  • Starring: Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam DeVine, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, and Tim Baltz
  • Available on HBO, August 18, with Amazon Video Channels

This new comedy series from the mind of Danny McBride will follow the world-famous Gemstone family. The Gemstones are known for being televangelists and they are tremendously successful. They even run an incredibly large and renowned church. The eldest of the three Gemstone siblings, Jesse (McBride) is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his father Eli (John Goodman).

Younger sister Judy (Freeman), feels the opposite as she would much rather escape the Gemstone family altogether. Finally, Kevin (DeVine), the youngest, is a constant pain to Jesse. The family is as dysfunctional as they come and thus far, the series has been generating positive buzz!

Watch if you like: Vice Principals, Eastbound & Down, American Housewife, Man With a Plan, or The Kids Are Alright

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