Critic Consensus: 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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The Spoils of Babylon is both a loving and completely silly send-up of a certain sort of dead-serious period piece, full of bad acting, over-the-top twists, and a swelling score.
The good parts of Spoils of Babylon are funny enough that you almost feel churlish saying the jokes stretch a couple of absurdities too far.
The first two episodes prove as tiresomely pleased-with- themselves as my run-on sentences.
If these guys are having so much fun mocking TV's past - and they genuinely seem to be - how can we not merrily go along for the ride?
Now the genre is low-hanging comedy fruit, ready for picking and juicing into silliness, as Spoils so aptly demonstrates.
Audience Reviews for The Spoils of Babylon: Season 1
It started out slow, but so far the first and second episode have been the funniest so far. The problem with this show is that it's focusing more on the story than the jokes. The story should just be a frame to hang the jokes on. The beginning and ending with Will Ferrel as Eric Jonrosh is absolute gold. The rest wavers between fantastic satire to "when is it going to do something funny" territory. It reminds me of Casa De Mi Padre. This is despite Casa De Mi Padre being much funnier because it was contained in an hour and a half, not a mini-series style like The Spoils of Babylon. It does have an awesome cast though, so there's that.
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