Animal Kingdom: The Complete Second Season DVD review: Is it worth buying?


Ahead of Animal Kingdom: The Complete Second Season’s DVD release, join us as we take an in-depth look at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s latest release and whether it’s worth buying!

From John Wells Productions produced  in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television, comes the exhilarating second season of TNT’s hit drama Animal Kingdom, a season which found the Codys stretched to their limits as they faced new challenges unlike any they faced before.

"“It is time to wipe your hands clean and dig into the second season of the drama that has millions of viewers tuning in weekly,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHEG Senior Vice President, Television Marketing in a statement released announcing the release. “Animal Kingdom has an extremely loyal fanbase, and we are very excited to release the next installment of the series on DVD. We think fans and newcomers can catch up on all their favorite scandalous moments from season two, and prepare for the highly anticipated third season of this hit series on TNT.”"

Thanks to our friends at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, we were lucky enough to receive an advance copy of the release in order to bring you an in-depth look at what to expect from the 3-disc set.

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Season 2 of TNT’s breakout drama wasted no time in amping up the action to deliver a stellar second season which proved that with strong writing and performances, avoiding a sophomore slump is more than possible!

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"As the second season opens, the Cody clan is back to their old ways and in the midst of a fun, high-adrenaline heist.  But when things don’t go as planned, the family dynamics become more fractured than ever as some members advocate for independence from Smurf. Adding fuel to the fire is an external threat from Smurf’s past that has come back to haunt her."

Disc by Disc Line-Up

Like many season sets, the Animal Kingdom Season 2 DVD set splits the season up across three discs with each disc containing a number of episodes, their deleted scenes and the collection’s sole bonus featurette. Wondering how the season is broken up? Let’s take a look!

Photo Credit: Animal Kingdom: The Complete Second Season/Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Photo Credit: Animal Kingdom: The Complete Second Season/Warner Bros. Home Entertainment /

Disc 1

  • Episode 1, “Eat What You Kill”
  • Episode 2, “Karma”
  • Episode 3, “Bleed For It”
  • Episode 4, “Broken Boards”
    • Deleted Scene
  • Episode 5, “Forgive Us Our Trespasses”
    • Deleted Scene

Disc 2

  • Episode 6, “Cry Havoc”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 7, “Dig”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 8, ” Grace”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 9, “Custody”

Disc 3

  • Episode 10, “Treasure”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 11, “The Leopard”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 12, “You Will Be Gutted”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 13, “Betrayal”
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Special Feature: Dissecting Pope Featurette
    • In the collection’s sole special featurette, fans are invited to join star Shawn Hatosy and the show’s producers as they offer up an in-depth look at the creative process which fuels Andrew “Pope” Cody.

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Credit: Animal Kingdom/TNT, Eddy Chen Image Acquired from Turner Press Site
Credit: Animal Kingdom/TNT, Eddy Chen Image Acquired from Turner Press Site /

Final Look: Is it Worth Buying?

Looking at the season as a whole, it’s clear to me, as it likely will be to most fans of the show, that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Animal Kingdom: The Complete Second Season set is a must-have product.

In its second season, the series managed to deliver a season which some could argue was more compelling and entertaining than its first which is something that is never an easy feat. Judging the season set solely on the merit of the season alone, this collector’s set is a must-have as the season was one which every fan should jump at the chance to be able to rewatch whenever they’d like.

Looking at the set’s bonus features, it might be said to be lacking in the eyes of fans who have come to expect numerous bonus featurettes with a DVD release. However, it’s not to be overlooked that the set contains a large handful of deleted scenes which is something many sets fail to deliver. In fact nine of the season’s 13 episodes feature at least one bonus scene.

Let’s not then forget the one featurette that is included on the set which is a fun bonus feature fans are sure to enjoy as they rewatch the show back for a season time.

If you enjoy the series and are looking to add Season 2 to your collection, the show’s DVD set is a set no fan should pass up on. Trust me, you won’t regret adding this title to your collection!

Animal Kingdom: The Complete Second Season hits shelves in stores and online Tuesday, Feb. 13 where DVDs are sold.