‘Tiger King’ [TV Review]

Hey, you cool cats and kittens! 

As many of you may know, Tiger King has been a super popular show on Netflix lately. It is a documentary set in America all about a man named Joe Exotic who is obsessed with tigers.

I started watching this series a week or so ago with my brother. Honestly I don’t know how to describe it other than that it’s completely insane. It hops between multiple people, particularly Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin, who are in a lifelong “war” between each other, trying to shut each other’s zoos down for being cruel to animals (in reality, they are both cruel).

It’s one of those shows where you think: wow, only in America. It gets crazier the more episodes you watch – think disappearing husbands, too many husbands, and murder plots. But, funnily enough, once you know that the documentary will be filled with anything but sanity, you find yourself shrugging with “fair enough” by the end of it, because of course so and so did this and of course this guy ended up in jail.

It’s safe to say this show is not about the tigers themselves – despite everyone in the documentary claiming that it is. But it’s oddly entertaining watching the crazy disputes and deciding what you think is the truth.

*spoiler*: yep, Carole definitely killed her husband.


This is my favourite image from the internet that sums up this show better than I ever could:



Have you seen Tiger King?

Let me know what you thought in the comments!

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9 thoughts on “‘Tiger King’ [TV Review]

  1. I noticed that there seems to be a hype around this series on social media but never really bothered to see what it’s about. Thanks for the post, a lot of the things I’ve read make much more sense now. I guess “only in America” sums this show up pretty well 😀

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