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The Spoils of Babylon 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2014– )
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Cynthia and Devon are two siblings whose intense love drives everything and everyone around them to ruin.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Tobey Maguire ...  Devon Morehouse 6 episodes, 2014
Kristen Wiig ...  Cynthia Morehouse 6 episodes, 2014
Will Ferrell ...  Eric Jonrosh / ... 6 episodes, 2014
Cal Bartlett ...  Cyrus Mego 5 episodes, 2014
Tim Robbins ...  Jonas Morehouse 4 episodes, 2014
Jessica Alba ...  Dixie Melonworth 4 episodes, 2014
Haley Joel Osment ...  Winston Morehouse 4 episodes, 2014
Val Kilmer ...  General Cauliffe 4 episodes, 2014
Steve Tom ...  General Maddoxton 4 episodes, 2014
Robert Pike Daniel ...  Board Member #1 4 episodes, 2014
Jelly Howie ...  Marianne Morehouse 4 episodes, 2014
Ned Schmidtke ...  Board Member #2 4 episodes, 2014
Brian Chapman Brian Chapman ...  News Reporter / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Tony Mirrcandani ...  Amed 3 episodes, 2014
Carey Mulligan ...  Lady Anne York 2 episodes, 2014
Molly Shannon ...  Meredith Sennheiser 2 episodes, 2014
Michael Sheen ...  Chet Halner 2 episodes, 2014
David Spade ...  Talc Munson 2 episodes, 2014
Isabella Acres ...  Young Cynthia Morehouse 2 episodes, 2014
Toby Huss ...  Seymore Lunts 2 episodes, 2014
Phillip Wampler ...  Young Devon Morehouse 2 episodes, 2014
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Patriarch Jonas Morehouse shepherds his daughter Cynthia and adopted son Devon from meager beginnings in the oil fields of Texas to powerful boardrooms in New York City. Cynthia and Devon, entwined in undeniable love, stumble through war-torn battlefields, blazing mansions, filthy drug dens and velvet-sheeted bedrooms on their quest for power and influence. Despite Jonas's best efforts to intervene, Cynthia and Devon's merciless love sets into motion a wave of destruction that crashes down on Devon's graceful wife Lady Anne, his daughter Marianne, his colleague and lover Dixie, Cynthia's hen-pecked husband Chet, her evil son Winston, the scheming Generals and far beyond. Written by IFC

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

9 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bogaci i rozpustni See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Funny or Die See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Includes four former Saturday Night Live (1975) cast members. Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Molly Shannon, and David Spade. See more »

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Followed by The Spoils Before Dying (2015) See more »

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I just don't get it
18 January 2014 | by kurogane-leeSee all my reviews

Yeah, after watching the first three episodes of The Spoils of Babylon all I have to say is: I just don't get it. I don't get why there are so many negative reviews, to which, in my consideration, is one of the most interesting comedies this season. There are many factors which makes this, besides of a pretty hilarious sitcom, an amazing work that flirts with films and art on behalf of the most bizarre form of parody.

First, we're introduced to the false premise of an old writer whose finally gotten to release the TV adaptation of his novels, The Spoils of Babylon. Of course, as it's expected, the writing is not always something as good as it could be, which generates some pretty hilarious scenes in which all logic is questioned, mixed with the chaotic film techniques that the director (and also producer, writer, etc) decides to apply given his moods and whatever he feels suits the current mood of the scene, it proves to be a recipe for disaster. However, which makes more interesting is that there's actually some character development through all this non-sense, a story which plot, if rather weird, could only get better from the low point it begun.

If you enjoyed, like me, great series like the Mighty Boosh or the never ending parodies in Saturday Night Live, you'll probably love this.


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