Being a huge fan of the PBS hit-series, “Downton Abbey,” I couldn’t resist watching a British talk show with Michelle Dockery, who played the icy, aristocratic Lady Mary Crawley. Given her on-air persona, the talk show host just assumed that Ms. Dockery came from some posh, upscale London neighborhood… that is, until she broke into a broad cockney accent to reveal her true origins from the working-class county of Essex!
Don’t be fooled by the title of this second-year TNT drama, “Animal Kingdom,” which sounds like a National Geographic documentary on the wild animals of the Serengeti. But the only animals you’ll find in this show are of the two-legged variety who lead a life of crime in Southern California.
“Animal Kingdom” is based on the real-life Pettingill crime family from way Down Under, Australia.