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Animal Kingdom June 14, 2016 TNT

Animal Kingdom June 14, 2016 TNT

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.


Number of episodes: 10


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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.
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The movie was very good.


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.
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In this show, stupid unsympathetic criminals doing reckless and stupid things as well as perpetually lying and crossing each other, but somehow not getting caught (yet?). I won't be back.
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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.
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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 ..

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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.
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I am not hating it so far, but its like Point Break meets Dumb and Dumber at times. I have had enough of naked man butt though.

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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.


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Still enjoying the show, it does seem they are trying to add some more shades of grey to the characters.


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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...
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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.


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I gave up a few weeks ago.
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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 ..
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It has been renewed...

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.
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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.
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REALLY enjoying this season. The interplay between Smurf and the boys makes for compelling viewing.

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Still in it .. TV time is at a premium right now, so, it's stacking on the DVR .. I have been tempted, though .. may catch up this weekend .. finishing off "Orange is the New Black" tonight .. still have "White Princess" totally stacked, have not touched "American Gods" yet .. etc, etc, etc ..

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I also watch and dig this season. The Sons are all giving great performances and Mom is no slouch either.
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I"m still watching, but sort of unhappy with this season. I was not a big fan at first, but as last season wore on I really started to like the show. This year not so much. Seems really scattered, sophomore slump for me. All the characters going in different directions. I want the group back together. Smurf was something to see last season, wielding power and controlling the boys, now not so much. Have not watched the latest episode, but that is just a sign that I'm not as involved as I was last year.
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You are not alone watching this show. I still enjoy it weekly.
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Same here. Keep the faith.

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I think the fracture between Smurf and the boys is a setup for her taking control back, and even more conniving than ever.
Possible fireworks between Craig and J over Nikki while Smurf teaches her the ropes on how to manipulate men. That includes her own son. And the connection between Andrew and 'reformed" church girl looks like something unexpected is in the works.

Lots going on. Lots of good storytelling.

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Watched with anticipation. However, the characters are so unlikeable, with no one to root for except the kid and his gf (and that isn't going to end well as I can predict what's going to happen there, it was bad, right?). Had all of last season DVRd and started watching last week ... by the fourth ep. I just turned it off and deleted the rest.

Dissapointed, wanted to like this show, couldn't.
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Too bad you did not finish the first season - I felt the same way but the show really grew on me.

Tonight was a much better episode than the last few, lots of action, lots of plot development. Smurf has really got J in heavy duty training. Interesting to see were this goes.
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Too bad you did not finish the first season - I felt the same way but the show really grew on me.

Tonight was a much better episode than the last few, lots of action, lots of plot development. Smurf has really got J in heavy duty training. Interesting to see were this goes.
Looks like J is being made into a one man wrecking crew and the crew that jumped Smurf are likely his first target I would speculate. That should have Nikki just drooling over him - LOL.

So, who can tell me what the name for "no touch" sex might be ?

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Looks like J is being made into a one man wrecking crew and the crew that jumped Smurf are likely his first target I would speculate. That should have Nikki just drooling over him - LOL.

So, who can tell me what the name for "no touch" sex might be ?
Abstinence?
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Looks like J is being made into a one man wrecking crew and the crew that jumped Smurf are likely his first target I would speculate. That should have Nikki just drooling over him - LOL.



So, who can tell me what the name for "no touch" sex might be ?


I also like this show and Smurf is badass I especially like the minimal commercials. Btw that no touching sex scene was bizarre!

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Just found this, wife and I binge watched the first season this weekend and luckily found the marathon last night to catch up on season 2. We enjoy it, kind of like SOA, Bloodline.
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