Netflix’s “Tiger King” is Above Average Entertainment


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Tiger King

Viviana Burgos

On Mar. 20, Netflix released the enormously popular television documentary series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.”

The documentary, directed by Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin, has gotten serious attention with the new question that everyone is asking:

“Did Carole Baskin kill her husband?” 

The world may never know, but that doesn’t mean the world can’t entertain the thought while they sit at home.

“Tiger King” centers around a man known as Joe Exotic, the former owner of a private Oklahoman zoo, with over 200 tigers and big cats. The show tells the story of the start of Exotic’s zoo and its rocky growth. 

The craziest part of the show is Exotic’s alleged orchestration of a murder-for-hire plot on the owner of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Fla. The owner is Exotic’s biggest competitor and enemy, Carole Baskin. 

Baskin is introduced as an animal rights activist. Most of her appearances on the show focus on how she dedicated her time to stop Exotic from abusing and breeding tigers, which is where Exotic’s hatred for her stems from. 

The series pulls people in with its bizarre cast and keeps their attention with its even more bizarre storyline. 

Between a gun accident, a funeral, an alleged murder-for-hire plot, arson, a missing persons case and the shooting of a reality TV show, the series is a rollercoaster. The twists and turns make the series so compelling and mysterious. 

“Tiger King” is definitely worth the watch. It’s the perfect late-night, true crime story to binge-watch during this global crisis.

Despite the directors’ efforts to censor the show, “Tiger King” features lots of information and language that may be disturbing, especially regarding animal abuse. Therefore, those sensitive to those sorts of imagery are advised to take caution when watching.