Animal Kingdom: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
Animal Kingdom

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Bolstered by Ellen Barkin's acting prowess, Animal Kingdom is a darkly intriguing, although occasionally predictable, twisted family drama.

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Critic Ratings: 34

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Episodes

Air date: Jun 14, 2016

After his mother dies of a drug overdose, Joshua Cody moves in with his estranged grandmother in Southern California and is drawn into a dark world funded by criminal activities.

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Air date: Jun 14, 2016

After his mother dies of a drug overdose, Joshua Cody moves in with his estranged grandmother; the Codys must deal with the aftermath of a heist; Smurf sends her boys to tie up loose ends; Baz and Pope's rivalry continues to grow.

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Air date: Jun 14, 2016

The Codys must deal with the aftermath of a heist; Smurf sends her boys to tie up loose ends; Baz and Pope's rivalry continues to grow and J finds himself in the middle.

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Air date: Jun 21, 2016

Craig recovers from a wound; Baz and Craig deal with some old associates down in Mexico; Pope talks Deran and J into a job without Smurf's knowledge; Deran sends J a terrifying message.

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Air date: Jun 28, 2016

As the boys prepare for Pope's birthday, Smurf wants to know if they are playing by her rules; J learns about his mother's estrangement from the family.

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Air date: Jul 05, 2016

Pope goes to extreme measures when Deran will not come home; Baz gets an idea for the Codys' next job; J goes out with his teacher; Smurf confronts her past.

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Air date: Jul 12, 2016

Smurf tries to keep the family intact when Pope tests positive for drugs; Baz convinces his brothers to rob a house as part of his plan; J faces a moral dilemma.

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Air date: Jul 19, 2016

Smurf takes care of unfinished business; Craig and Deran throw a party; Baz takes the final step in his long con; J makes a dangerous mistake.

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Air date: Jul 26, 2016

Tensions run high as the Codys prepare for their big heist; Catherine must decide what is best for her family; J faces pressure from the police.

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Air date: Aug 02, 2016

While the family goes after a big score, the police put J in an impossible position; Smurf is suspicious when Catherine tries to make amends; Smurf sends Pope to investigate.

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Air date: Aug 09, 2016

Baz hunts down leads in Catherine's disappearance; the police close in on the Codys and threaten to take them all down.

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Cast & Crew

Ellen Barkin
Janine "Smurf" Cody
Finn Cole
Joshua "J" Cody
Molly Gordon
Nicky
John Wells
Executive Producer
Jonathan Lisco
Executive Producer
Liz Watts
Executive Producer
David Michôd
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Animal Kingdom: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Animal Kingdom: Season 1

  • Jul 10, 2021
    WE LOVE this show!!! Action packed and Ellen Barkin is excellent as the lead character and Mo(b)m boss.
  • Jan 29, 2021
    Very solid first season.
  • Jan 01, 2021
    Good characters pull this series together,but the movie Animal Kingdom is where it's at.
  • Jul 11, 2020
    If you havent yet binged this is one than you shouldn't miss and get on it. It's creators have scripted a well versed world of intensity that keeps you bolted to the edge of your seat wanting more while maintaining all the general aspects of broken families. This is one of those series you pause to use the bathroom or make popcorn because you don't want to miss anything. The characters are well played, it's believable, and has all the intrinsic features the general populous expects from a show like this. I cannot wait for season 5 and I hope they will keep it filming longer. Too many great shows cut short on life I hope this isn't one of them. Click that remote and get watching.
  • Jun 27, 2020
    Trying too hard to act tough.. but they aren't. Only Pope and smurf are scary because they're crazy, all the rest are average pretty boys acting tough.
  • Dec 20, 2019
    Underrated, because it's awesome!
  • Nov 26, 2019
    Good to finally see women in a power position. Not the hero's girlfriend. Which in this series the females have the smarts and use the men's muscle. Lot s and lots of eye candy for female viewer. Finally!!!!! I was obsessed! Loved it ! Bit like a few families I grew up with. Thank God that life's over . Great great show. I want more .
  • Nov 24, 2019
    Hard to take Ellen Barkin seriously. Her face doesn't move. None of the characters matter to me. The writers have no clue about police investigations or how to be a criminal. The great ideas of these people would have them in jail the next day.
  • Aug 17, 2019
    I will admit when I first saw previews 4 seasons ago I wasn't that motivated to watch this then new show. I would see previews for episodes along the four seasons and every now and then Id be like I need to watch this show and Id move on. Then Twitter blew up with Ellen Barkin aka Smurf being shot and I looked up the show on Amazon Prime. Now Im a binge watching junkie and I cant quit watching. Im kicking myself for not watching before. Hands down one of the best shows ever! Ellen Barkin and her boys are a force to be reckoned with! J is a smart kid that I look forward to getting to know and cant wait to see grow into a man thats going to wreak havoc on the family that turned their back on the daughter/sister (J's mom) they should have protected. Karma's a Mother with a long memory! When your motto is "Family FIRST" you really should follow it!
  • Jun 24, 2019
    Great addictive show keeps you going without getting bored, even the story unfolds slow at times. Acting is great, some complains about flaws but they seam to be intentional since nearly all characters have a bad past since childhood and that can produce exactly these characters. Well observed and written. Has some flair of Kingdom (Boxing Drama) mixed with some part of Son's of Anarchy core characters but overall it's mainly on it's own ground. Hope it's going for many more seasons.

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