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Animal Kingdom (Season 1 - 2016)
« on: June 25, 2016, 08:15:05 am »
Episode 1
Pilot





The Pilot for Animal Kingdom shows a lot of potential for what's to come. On the surface, watching the first episode reminded me a lot of Break Point because of the band of brothers who orchestrate heists while also living the beach lifestyle. Remind you of anything? No, these guys aren't adrenaline junkies as seen in the movie (as of now), but it's unmistakable the connection between this series and BP. There is also a hint of Sons of Anarchy as well, especially with regards to Ellen Barkin's role who reminds me of Katey Sagal's role as the matriarch of her crime family in SOA.  I'm definitely on board to see where this goes. A lot of tension throughout the episode in watching how Joshua adapts to moving in with his new family. How far will he go to acclimate with thieves? Will he resist to stay out of the lifestyle? I'm sure this will be the conflict throughout the series as we are viewing the family through his eyes. I'm 3 weeks behind on the show, so it's nice that I have another 2 episodes to watch immediately. I also want to check out the movie of the same name that this series is based on. Need to see if my Library has a copy.
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Re: Animal Kingdom (Season 1 - 2016)
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2016, 05:17:51 pm »
Episode 2
We Don't Hurt People





Another great episode. I really like where they are taking this. It's fascinating to watch in spite of being repelled by what is essentially an incestuous family. Ellen Barkin's role is just creepy as f*ck and I'm still trying to figure out what is wrong with her mentally to basically be coming onto her own kids.  A lot of ick factor whenever you see her staring at one of her boys. Ellen and Scott Speedman may have top billing for the series, but the show begins and ends with Shawn Hatosy who is great as the mentally unstable eldest son. I don't know what is going to happen to him, but it's going to come to a head in a big way. Now, with that said, the one stand out moment for this episode was clearly the sex scene because of just how much they actually showed. I'm talking full-on soft-core  p o r n  here which made it all the more shocking to see because it was on TNT. They are really pushing the envelope of what they can get away with. First there was the adult humor of The Detour, but this sex scene was definitely pushing way past anything you have seen on a network like TNT. More please.  ;D
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Re: Animal Kingdom (Season 1 - 2016)
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2016, 05:30:14 pm »
Episode 7
Goddamn Animals





Yeah, I'm still watching this and totally liking the series so far. It's building up to something big for the Season Finale. One of the things I thought of when I watched the first couple of episodes is that C. Thomas Howell should be in this and lo and behold, he's in it now. I like where they are taking his character, but I don't see him making it very far. I think he will be used as a patsy or more likely killed off during the Season Finale. We finally get the story about how Ellen Barkin's character came to be called Smurf. He story in this episode was interesting. Not sure what they are going to do with it thought because I was certain she was going to kill off Isaiah because of his role in what happened to her mother. Very interesting twist the last couple of episodes regarding J's teacher turning out to be working for the Feds in order to save herself prison time as long as she can get the dirt on J's family. Now that he knows, this should be fun to see play out.
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Re: Animal Kingdom (Season 1 - 2016)
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2016, 07:44:43 pm »
Episode 8, 9 and 10
Man In / Judas Kiss / What Have You Done





Just got finished watching the final 3 episodes and it was a great way to close out the season. The bulk of what the season's arc was how J would either be corrupted by his new family or he would some how come out clean and remain innocent. The Season Finale threw a couple of curve balls at the viewer, which leaves everything up in the air for Season 2. I knew that J was playing the detective and getting the better of her. It was just how he went about it and what his backstory was in regards to the detective that made it a bit more interesting. This is where I thought that he finally gave into and accepted his role as well as his family. But the final scene leaves a lot in doubt as to where his loyalty lies. The whole thing with the gun is symbolic and to me, when the series eventually wraps up, he will use the same gun that Smurf gave to him to kill her. Ironic twist if you will. Anyway, this is a fantastic series and I'm pumped for the show to return. Just sucks that this was only 10 episodes long. Cough up the extra money and give me at minimum 13 episodes.
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