Jonrosh's (Ferrell) final chapter finds Winston (Osment) out to destroy his family, stopping at nothing to get his revenge. A Christmas party brings together Cynthia (Wiig), Devon (Maguire), Winston ...
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
Spoof comedy hasn't been this good in YEARS. I was really surprised with the smart and subtle sense of humor and the beauty of how it looks. Kristen Wiig is a comedy genius and each scene with her on it is pure gold.
This mini-series manages to make fun of the medium itself, and that's something I've been missing in comedy lately.
Probably the nearest neighbor (in both quality and style) for The Spoils of Babylon in television is the Police Squad! TV Series, and more than 20 years have passed since that show. And Spoils of Babylon takes things further than that. It's the next step.
Other than that, maybe the "Italian Spiderman" and "Danger 5" are the closest things being done, but is nice to see U.S. creatives getting back at this kind of humor.
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