Saw that episode One was available on Amazon Prime for a free stream .. looks promising .. not that I need another show, but I will check this one out .. kind of an odd name .. makes me think of a Disney theme park
Animal Kingdom is an upcoming American drama television series developed by Jonathan Lisco. It is inspired by the 2010 Australian film by David Michôd who is executive producer for the series, alongside Liz Watts who also produced the movie.
TNT ran it late one night, odds are after one of their many, many basketball games, not sure if I want to bother with it. It's part of the new edgier TNT, the characters seem to have no redeeming values, and I found them a bit annoying. Struck me a bit like Bloodlines on Netflix, I had to force myself to get through the first season, not so sure about the second, lots of unlikeable characters.
But I am wary of being on TNT, which I don't think has a track record of producing high-quality dramas like say an AMC, A&E, or FX.
I'll have to check out the reviews to make sure it isn't just a dumbed-down knockoff of a very good film.
I, like many, have a 3 episode rule. I honestly am not sure I will wait for the 3rd episode. I found it uncomfortable sitting though the second one. Not quite sure what the point of the show is -- that bad people do bad things? I think we know that. That J grows up and becomes the head of a crime syndicate? I have the next episode set to record, difficult call if I will watch.
On another note, saw the previews for the upcoming TNT shows, and they all look to be in this vein, I see myself watching much less TNT.
I was really hoping for something that might have a bit of the early flavor of "Sons of Anarchy" .. I'll stick with it a bit more, but with me, I believe most Premiers try and put their best foot forward at the get go, and if this is as good as it gets, well .. we'll see ..
Oddball: Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
I didn't even bother sticking around for the whole first episode. Since I almost always give 3 episodes and even when I don't, I pretty much always at least see the first episode through, that's saying a lot.
Maybe if the main character were younger to perhaps increase the sense of danger. Or maybe if it dealt with the criminal family being in the burbs and going about their illegal activities with them knowing. As it is, I'm not interested.
Not horrible, but I can see people looking for a positive "hero" type which as of yet has not been revealed. The closest we have is the kid who is trying to balance his life. For sure reminds me of watching Point Break from the criminal side of things.
Wow, more than a month with no new comments. I have to admit against my better judgment I got sucked in and watch the whole thing. Did not expect the twists at the end. Lots of room to go in various directions next season. All I can say is Smurf is one bad MF...
I've been watching and enjoying it. I didn't see the "twist" at the end coming, although I guess eventually with enough chatter we would have figured it out (maybe not detailed as it was). I'll watch season 2 of it comes back, the "limited commercials" were an extra bonus and the countdown timer was especially helpful when FFW through the breaks.
I stayed with it .. Smurf has enough Gemma Teller to make it interesting .. it's pretty much over the top and TNT is really pushing the edge, getting very close to HBO / Showtime series styling .. truth is, it's really a Family Criminal Soap Opera .. not many layers, very little in the way of nuance, just basically in your face badassery ..
If it gets renewed, I'll tune in again next year ..
I was leery of it at first, but it grew on me. Once I got past the fact there were no "good" characters just varying degrees of criminal I settled in for the run, and actually missed it when it was done. Have to agree it's more in the HBO vein, more like The Sopranos than TNTs other shows.
I really liked Season 1 and look forward to next year. While none of the characters are inherently "likeable", there were moments when you really felt for some of them. I don't care for Finn Cole as J, though -- find him a little flat amidst the other actors.