The Spoils of Babylon: Season 1 (2014)

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The Spoils of Babylon

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Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell and a cast of other famous characters make The Spoils of Babylon a worthy watch for comedy fans, satirizing the classic television melodrama miniseries with hilarious visuals and clever content.

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Critic Ratings: 32

72%

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User Ratings: 141

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Air date: Jan 11, 2014

Best-selling novelist Eric Jonrosh sets the stage for "The Spoils of Babylon," his epic masterpiece of a family filled with lust, greed, and plenty of drama.

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Air date: Jan 9, 2014

Best-selling novelist Eric Jonrosh sets the stage for "The Spoils of Babylon," his epic masterpiece of a family filled with lust, greed, and plenty of drama; Jonas Morehouse digs for oil while his daughter and adopted son begin an affair.

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Air date: Jan 11, 2014

Cynthia is left behind when Devon joins the war; a woman threatens to come between the two lovers.

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Air date: Jan 16, 2014

Devon and Lady Anne fall in love leaving Cynthia jealous and angry; in desperation, Devon turns to drugs and poetry.

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Air date: Jan 23, 2014

The forbidden relationship and love between Devon and Cynthia continues; Devon and Cynthia don't agree on the future of the company.

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Air date: Jan 30, 2014

The forbidden love between Devon and Cynthia has become too much for Cynthia to handle; while visiting Devon, Cynthia confronts Dixie Melonworth; Cynthia's son Winston takes over the family business.

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Air date: Feb 6, 2014

Winston stops at nothing to destroy his family; a Christmas party brings Cynthia, Devon, Winston and the Shah of Iran together.

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Cast & Crew

Tobey Maguire
Devon Morehouse

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Kristen Wiig
Cynthia Morehouse

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Tim Robbins
Jonas Morehouse

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Jessica Alba
Dixie Mellonworth

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Val Kilmer
U.S. Army General

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Haley Joel Osment
Winston

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Michael Sheen
Chet Halner

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Will Ferrell
Eric Jonrosh

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Critic Reviews for The Spoils of Babylon: Season 1

Audience Reviews for The Spoils of Babylon: Season 1

  • Mar 05, 2017
    Dear "Spoils of Babylon," I understand you want to be just like your big brother "Dark Place," and you started out on the right track, but unfortunately you tripped up along the way and have fallen hard. Let's hope you can learn from these valuable life lessons: 1) Don't cast comedic actors in a parody; the characters need to take everything absolutely seriously, and comedic actors already have an uphill fight to achieve that (See "Hot Shots," "Police Squad" and "Top Secret" for successful examples.) 2) Don't use the same joke over and over and over again. Once is funny, twice is mildly amusing, three or more times is simply annoying. 3) Don't let Will Ferrell riff and then feel obliged to use ALL of it; a little bit goes a long way. 4) When constructing a parody, don't try to be intentionally cheesy. Use the best effects that they could during the time period you are emulating. No mini-series ever used toy cars pulled with string or cardboard houses surrounded by lichen-trees. You made the cardinal mistake of trying to be funny instead of entertaining, and you succeeded in neither. I hope you are able to take these suggestions to heart, and in the spirit in which they are offer. I'd hate to have others waste valuable time in their lives watching mediocrity disguised as humor. Yours, A Concerned Viewer
  • Aug 08, 2016
    De?tept, poate prea pe alocuri
  • Sep 06, 2015
    Groseramente absurda y genial!
  • Apr 05, 2015
    Not quite as good as Casa de mi Padre, but definitely worth watching.
  • Mar 30, 2015
    Love It. Read the full review: http://wp.me/p5EQnP-31
  • Jan 04, 2015
    Very funny/oddball mini-series.
  • Sep 07, 2014
    I know this show is joking about being the best show of all time when it says it, but honestly this might be the best satire show of all time. It's utterly hilarious, the visual style is legitimately pretty (the little models are wonderful), the acting is wonderfully over the top, and the fake story is actually really interesting. I have no idea how IFC was able to sign this show before anyone else or how they managed to get these actors to do it but it turned out great. The Rise of The Empire is the best episode but the other 5 are all damn fine episodes.
  • Sep 03, 2014
    A wonderfully spirited parody of soapy yawn-inducing melodrama, this epic miniseries is the best kind of parody: biting, yet affectionate. Though far shorter than I would like to enjoy, it's also minutely tuned so nothing interferes. Not to mention, kudos for hilarious performances from Osment, Wiig, Maguire and Ferrell. Hurry up sequel!
  • Sep 01, 2014
    I haven't seen any of the melodramatic miniseries that THE SPOILS OF BABYLON parodies, but there was a keen absurdist sense of humor which appealed to me (at least initially). Despite being quite funny, it did become quite repetitive at times.
  • Feb 11, 2014
    very interesting mocking style mini series...funny, attractive, very nice casting film.....should be watch for everyone....

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