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.  

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