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Animal Kingdom preimered on TNT and became an instant hit. Based on the Australian film of the same name it's the story of Joshua Cody. After his mom dies of a drug overdose he goes to live with his grandmother Janine, who goes buy the nickname Smurf. He moves into her beautiful home and meets his uncle's, Craig, Deran, Pope, and the adopted Barry.
Joshua, or J as he's known soon finds out the lavish lifestyle is supported by crime. The family has their hands in robbery's, heists, and the occasion drug deal, all lead by their mom. Through the first season we watched as Joshua became part of his new family as season 2 picks up things become a bit harder.
The 2nd season focuses heavily on Janine, aka Smurf. When a job in the first episode goes bad she takes the blame and her son's refuse to let her help, or for that matter have anything to do with future robberies. This comes to hurt them as they are in the midst of planning a huge job, knocking over a church.
To further complicate things Smurf is visited by a man named Javi, who she worked for when she was younger. He's the leader of another, much more dangerous gang. Who the family soon realizes is bad news and need to help there mom eliminate him.
Throw in the usual trust , and betrayal issues and you have a suspenseful high octane second season to enjoy. And I must say, this is a show that's perfect for binge watching.
A fantastic cast that all have perfect chemisty with one another this is a great show for fans missing SOA and Breaking Bad. Highly entertaining from top to bottom.
All 13 episodes from season 2 are here along with special features
Its a really good good show that has already been picked up for it's third season. Definitely a must watch
Overall 3.5 out of 5 Stars