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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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 Cyrus Mego 5 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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 Lady Anne York 2 episodes, 2014
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 Meredith Sennheiser 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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9 January 2014 (USA)  »

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Bogaci i rozpustni  »

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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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Absolutely Brilliant
14 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

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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