Sunday, January 19, 2014
Why Spoils of Babylon shouldn't exist.
The Spoils of Babylon is strange. It is a satire from the Funny or Die webpage group. Honestly, it shouldn't exist. Who wanted this series? It is satirizing a kind of over-the-top mini-series that was popular before I was even born, and I am pretty old. I have thin memories of stuff it is poking at, like The Thornbirds. Nevertheless, Spoils kind of tickles me. Cast-members Tim Robbins, Kristen Wiig, and Toby McGuire are game for the fun.
The show sort of acts like a sketch comedy with a tiny plot. I enjoy it, but I dont think I enjoy it as much as the cast did in making it. But, mostly, why satire this now? What's next, a twist-craze concept album from Vampire Weekend.