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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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Stereo

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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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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.12 (2014) See more »

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I'm really liking this!
27 January 2014 | by NarceSee all my reviews

Having watched 3 episodes already, I find myself anxious to see the next one. That doesn't happen very often in TV comedy, so they must be doing something right.

Although the production could not be referred to as "subtle", there are a lot of little touches that you really need to look for. I find it best if I record the show so that I can go back and look at the little details, like changes in the background that might otherwise go un-noticed. It's sort of like the throwaways on "The Simpsons" where they pan through the house and you see skeletons in the walls - but you almost have to put the show into slo-mo to see these bits.

Spoils is like a show with a really pathetic continuity person, so that a beer bottle in one scene gets replaced by a glass of scotch in the next, and then morphs into a bottle of Coke. IMDb should cut off the "Goofs" category for this show, as there are so many intentional errors in it.

And I have suffered through melodramas like the one parodied here, which makes the satire just that much more biting. The comparisons to Police Squad and Airplane! are probably apt - I think that if you liked either of these, you'll enjoy Spoils.


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