SPOILS OF BABYLON; Real Show, Fake Book

Don’t bother searching for it. The new IFC series, The Spoils of Babylon is supposedly “based on the epic best seller by Eric Jonrosh.” Once you realize that this six–episode series was created by Will Ferrell,  you’ll realize that your leg has been pulled.

Those scenery-chewing book-based series from the 1970’s seem ripe for parody and the cast should be up for it (in addition to Ferrell, it features Kristen Wiig, Tobey Maguire and Tim Robbins). Reactions, range from positive to ho-hum and “too retro for its own good.”

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