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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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 Devon Morehouse (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Cynthia Morehouse (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Eric Jonrosh / ... (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Cyrus Mego (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Jonas Morehouse (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Dixie Melonworth (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Winston Morehouse (4 episodes, 2014)
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 General Cauliffe (4 episodes, 2014)
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 General Maddoxton (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Board Member #1 (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Marianne Morehouse (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Board Member #2 (4 episodes, 2014)
Brian Chapman ...
 News Reporter / ... (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Amed (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Lady Anne York (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Meredith Sennheiser (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Chet Halner (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Talc Munson (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Young Cynthia Morehouse (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Seymore Lunts (2 episodes, 2014)
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 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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David Spade's character's fictional actors name is "Joseph Soil" a clear reference to David Spade's movie Joe Dirt. See more »

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Amusing in a limited context
18 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Any fan of the Abraham-Zucker-Zucker send-ups who hated pretentious '70s mini-dramas should find some amusement in "The Spoils of Babylon." There's a ridiculousness to the entire project, including its heavy promotion, that plunges deeply into absurdity. This is parody that produces chuckles rather than guffaws, and the humor is in the details.

Effort was expended to make every scene excessively cheesy, although when sustained at this extreme level can dull the senses. An excellent cast can be commended for executing such ludicrous material in the straight deadpan manner required.

This is a show that doesn't work for those needing their satire to be clever or witty. Instead, TSOB bludgeons the viewer with the preposterous, from the overblown melodramatic dialog to the intentionally fake props and special effects to the blatant references to previous directorial styles.

To best appreciate TSOB, take it at face value and don't expect more than what it is, which is unadulterated spoof without refinement or sophistication.


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