Tiger King, or to give it its full name, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Mystery, is one of the new shows on Netflix you have to binge-watch while in lockdown.
It landed a few days ago and seems to have taken the world by storm, almost like COVID-19 has.
It couldn’t have come at a better time. It arrived when we all needed something to get engrossed in, and Tiger King is a pretty engrossing documentary series.
I’m going to be completely honest here, when I first heard about it, I thought that it wouldn’t be for me.
I already knew about Joe Exotic, or at least I though I did.
I just thought of his as some kind of mad zookeeper who loved big cats and being very camp on TV.
However, it turns out there’s a lot more to this story than I knew there was.
Is Tiger King worth watching on Netflix?
So, if you’re asking yourselves whether this new Netflix documentary series is worth binge-watching during lockdown, the simple answer is: hell yes!
It’s one of the best documentary series I’ve watched in a while, and I’ve watched a lot of them.
Netflix has loads and I think I’ve seen all the ones worth watching.
Don’t Fuck With Cats (also really worth watching), Making A Murderer, The Keepers, The Staircase…
These are all great ‘true crime’ docuseries you can watch on Netflix.
However, Tiger King is easily the best out of these documentary series.
What makes Tiger King so good?
So, what makes Tiger King so good? It’s pretty simple really: it’s pure insanity.
What happened in utterly insane and it’s a story about mad people doing utterly crazy stuff.
There’s everything in Tiger King. As the title suggests, there’s murder, mayhem and mystery and just as you think this story can’t get anymore batshit crazy, it does.
You’re introduced to new characters in this story almost every episode.
You start thinking, oh maybe this person isn’t so bad, and then it turns out they’re pretty terrible.
It never crossed my mind that there are so many people out there who own big cats, and then you discover how insane they are.
I mean, you have to be out of your mind to want to own a lion or a tiger.
Turns out that a lot of people are utterly mad, and they all have a lot of money.
Maybe that’s part of the appeal. Rich people like to own dangerous stuff and show off.
What’s more dangerous that owning something that could rip your head off? Not much really.
Are there any other new shows on Netflix worth binge-watching?
I couldn’t recommend Tiger King highly enough. I know that it’s a great way to pass the time whilst in lockdown.
However, there are some other great docuseries on Netflix which are also worth watching.
I mentioned a few about. There’s The Keepers, Making A Murderer, Don’t Fuck With Cats.
There’s also the likes of The Staircase, and there’s also a whole load of Louis Theroux documentaries that are great to watch while in lockdown.
The Confession Tapes is also very interesting, however, I really do think Tiger King is the best one on Netflix right now.
I do also love Vox’s Explained series in which every episode is about something new.
That’s a great show to dip in and out of.
What do you make of this article?
Will you be watching Tiger King on Netflix during lockdown?
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