The Spoils Before Dying: Season 1 (2014)


Season 1
The Spoils Before Dying

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The Spoils Before Dying serves up a jazz noir spoof that could be considered better than its predecessor -- for those that appreciate its specific brand of comedy.

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Critic Ratings: 19

78%

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User Ratings: 57

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Air date: Jul 8, 2015

A hard-luck pianist is the prime suspect in two murders, including that of his singer/part-time lover in Los Angeles, and he sets out to clear his name.

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Air date: Jul 8, 2015

Rock hightails it to Mexico, where he reunites with his one-time big band singer, Delores DeWinter.

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Air date: Jul 9, 2015

The pressure of trying to solve the murders and clear his name is getting to Rock. After blowing a big TV gig he ends up in a bar where he meets Kenton Price (Michael Sheen). Kenton reveals that scientist Wilbur Stygamian was a powerful player in the underground 1950's gay community. Meanwhile another body turns up, a sax player who went missing the night Fresno died. -- (C) IFC

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Air date: Jul 9, 2015

With only two days to clear his name of now three murders, Rock pays a visit to Kenton. Before Kenton can tell him who the killer was, he is shot down, leaving Rock with no answers and only one name, Gerhart Moll. Back in his apartment he has a conversation with his cat about making a jazz album with strings. He then decides to break into the house of scientist Wilbur Stygamian and discovers an underground room with three evil people waiting for him. -- (C) IFC

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Air date: Jul 10, 2015

In the hidden room beneath scientist Wilbur Stygamian's house, Rock is drugged and left for dead. His hallucinations take him into the darkest corners of his mind. He survives what was supposed to be a lethal injection and pays a visit to Gerhart Moll. Gerhart knows what he is looking for -- a modern statue once owned by Adolf Hitler. The statue will clear his name, but the clock is ticking and he's not the only one looking for it. -- (C) IFC

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Air date: Jul 10, 2015

Rock finds the mysterious statue that holds the secrets to his freedom. He heads to his cabin in the woods with his manager Alistar (Osment) and Delores (Wiig). Federal agents jump Rock and there is a shoot out. Rock explains why he can never do a jazz album with strings and then goes to meet J. Edgar Hoover (Ferrell) for a final showdown. -- (C) IFC

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Eric Jonrosh's long-lost, forbidden film has finally been uncovered.

Critic Reviews for The Spoils Before Dying Season 1

Audience Reviews for The Spoils Before Dying: Season 1

  • Dec 17, 2018
    The Spoils Before Dying won't tickle everyone's fancy, but it shows IFC at its creative best.
  • Jan 18, 2016
    More of the same offbeat humor mixed with hyper-stylized production as Casa de Mi Padre and the Spoils of Babylon. Slightly less fun due to it all seeming rather familiar, but I do love some good anti-humor.
  • Aug 04, 2015
    Another magnificent opus from the fictional Eric Jonrosh, The Spoils Before Dying may not spoof the 1950s jazz circuit with the same level of ironic hilarity as The Spoils of Babylon did with the 1930s epic, but the game performers and its intelligent deconstruction of genre clichés make it just about as much fun as your average bender involving some booze and pills.

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