Animal Kingdom

Zi Approved TV seriesTuesdays TNT @9pm est Drama, Crime,  IMDB info  showrunner:Jonathan Lisen

Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Sean Hatosy,

The Subversive spectacle of this edgy manly menagerie of the Cody crime family is set this time in seaside So Cal (South California). The crowded house, the usually seems more like a Frat house is  run by mama known as ‘Smurf’. When Josh’s drug addict mother dies of an OD Grandma Smurf takes him in, of course with  his (spoiled?) Uncles’ disapproval as he is an outsider to them. They take advantage especially, Pope who take him on a few ‘jobs’.

Thankfully ‘J’ as he’s now called seems like a sweet kid, compared to his testosterone driven uncles (especially Craig.. really man you have to walk around butt freaking naked in, I think about every episode of at least the first six?  but hey… I won’t deny it… Nice ass!)  They are all loose cannons, in their own respect, but well Baz who has a wife and kid seems more laid back and smarter than the others.

reading an review in Tv guide  or maybe it was Entertainment weekly, they mentioned & I quote…

“The Cody clan  may as well be thought of as the Surfer Dudes of Anarchy”Binge worthy

I can’t think of an argument against that! Though I’ve also seen it mentioned as the ‘SoCal Sopranos’

The show is based on the 2010 movie of the same name from Australia which starred Joel Edgerton and a pre Blindspot Sullivan Stapleton,  provides the source material; inspired by the real life account of the Pettingill family of Melbourne Australia

Meet The Cody Clan

Baz– (Scott Speedman)  The adopted soft spoken son who is basically Smurf’s lieutenant is married with a daughter and fornicates with some Mexican chic while brother Craig is being fixed up after a wound turns septic.  (for that alone while not as while as the others.. I think I did like him just for that.


Smurf  – (Ellen Barkin)You will hear her referred to Smurf more often than her real name, Janine. I can’t even remember if I found out in a preview or during the show what the character’s real name was! a Coddling, manipulative arrogance is at least 3 ways to describe the matriarch of the now famous “my boys have big appetites” line.


Josh- (Fin Cole) the teen’s junkie mother od’s and is taken in by Smurf. His uncle’s who haven’t seen him since he was a tot don’t trust him being around. He’s weary of his grams and uncles.


Pope– (Shawn Hatosy) The jail bird freshly  out of the pen after 3 years is the only character I don’t really like. He creeps me the hell out. Usually when I get a negative vibe about someone, my instincts haven’t done me wrong yet!  Broody, volitile, stalkerish goads his nephew into tagging along on some of his schemes. He’s a psycho or sociopath.


Deran– (Jake Weary) definite surfer vibe  I swear he looks like  he should have been  in a proper remake of Point Break or play skank in a remake of the Crow. He tries not to get caught up in the dramas. Has a secret boyfriend he thinks no one knows about, but Craig does.


Craig– (Ben Robson) The big guy Vikings fans will know as Kalf I’d say if the one with the biggest appetite of the bunch, snorting coke, girls and loads of parties.

Catherine- (Daniella Alonso ) Baz’s wife who has the unwanted attention of Pope.

There are times when watching feels more like you are at a frat party (or at least watching a better version Motvision seal of approvalof Neighbors, only if they were my neighbors I’d make is a point to be very nice so I could at least use the pool, not to mention Hello.. Scott Speedman, Ben Robson & Jake Weary… are freaking HOTTIES! And  I’d seriously suck up to any one of them to get Pope away from me! There’s something not right with him… My creep detector goes off every time he shows up)

Mmm should we call them the Hyena frat? It’s like The Lost Boys without fangs (though this vampire fan would LOVE to see Robson & Weary with a set in their mouths)  They party all day, and snort, smoke & screw all night till their wanton ways lead them to another ‘job’

The drama hooks you like a fish then reels you in  and can be intense. There’s a bit of mystery (and least to me) in pop as to why  he creep me out. How does no one seem to see he acts so sketchy?

Ben Robson, well what can I say other than Nice ass (as previously mentioned) at one point aftet r a commercial break or some distraction I look up at the screen and he’s walking around the kitchen in front of everyone full on naked in front of the whole (or most) clan! I think at that point I definitely thought this family is not normal net even in a dysfunctional sort of way.


Everything You need to know about this 2016 Favorite New (Summer) Show

How to WATCH

Watch season 1 Episodes here on TNT   * or Via AMazon video *    Watch the 2010 Movie

YES! There will be a season 2!!!

animal kingdom renewed season 2 premiere date

Animal Kingdom Season 2 Spoilers: Jake Weary Talks Deran, What Happens Next


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