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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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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fitfully amusing
7 May 2015 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

This parody of old TV romance mini-series has been described as an extended SNL sketch, but I'd actually describe it as an extended Carol Burnett Show sketch in style. They did a lot of these sorts of parodies (most famously a Gone with the Wind sketch), and the broad humor and general silliness remind me more of Burnett than SNL.

What makes it more like SNL is that, like SNL, it's really not very funny. There are certainly cute moments, but there's a sophomoric quality to the humor that fails to resonate.

Also, while the cast is fairly talented, for most of them this isn't their wheelhouse. These are not Burnett/Conway/Lawrence-style actors, and the very broad writing isn't pushed through by the subtler performance style.

Humor is a very individual thing, and for some people this show is hilarious. For me, well, one user review said this show was a poor version of a series I'd never heard of, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, which also parodied an old, badly-made series, and I found the first episode of that on youtube. I watched just a few minutes of it and laughed more than during the entire first episode of Spoils (I was almost breathless during the handshake scene).

So basically the best thing that came out of watching this is I learned about something a lot funnier.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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The Spoils of Babylon 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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