Netflix series Tiger King is ‘absurd’, ‘chaotic’ and the ‘craziest doc ever’

‘I’m 10 minutes in and I’ve said oh my god at least 20 times’

Netflix has just released its latest true crime documentary series, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. And in all honestly, it looks like the most turbulent thing to ever hit Netflix. The reviews of Tiger King are calling it every wild adjective you could think of, and the story is borderline unbelievable. I can’t wait.

The series is already being called the craziest Netflix true crime documentary ever and the hottest doc of the year, so get ready for your new true crime obsession.

What is Tiger King on Netflix about?

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is a seven-part docuseries about Joe Exotic, or Joseph Maldonado-Passage, who was a tiger breeder who ran a roadside zoo in Oklahoma.

Joe is quite a character – he’s a zookeeper, showman, conman and politician turned murder-plotter with multiple husbands. He was convicted in 2019 over a plot to kill his long-time critic Carole Baskin. She is the founder of the Big Cat Rescue Wildlife Sanctuary and had criticised Joe’s zoo’s treatment of animals.

He was convicted last April on two counts of murder-for-hire, eight counts of violating the Lacey Act for falsifying wildlife records and nine counts of violating the Endangered Species Act. He was also found guilty of killing five tiger cubs, and for selling and offering to sell tiger cubs in violation of the Endangered Species Act.

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The Netflix synopsis for the series says: “A zoo owner spirals out of control amid a cast of eccentric characters in this true murder-for-hire story from the underworld of big cat breeding.”

Netflix added: “Among the eccentrics and cult personalities in the stranger-than-fiction world of big cat owners, few stand out more than Joe Exotic, a mulleted, gun-toting polygamist and country western singer who presides over an Oklahoma roadside zoo. Charismatic but misguided, Joe and an unbelievable cast of characters including drug kingpins, conmen, and cult leaders all share a passion for big cats, and the status and attention their dangerous menageries garner. But things take a dark turn when Carole Baskin, an animal activist and owner of a big cat sanctuary, threatens to put them out of business, stoking a rivalry that eventually leads to Joe’s arrest for a murder-for-hire plot, and reveals a twisted tale where the only thing more dangerous than a big cat is its owner.”

And there are many more twists and turns and other crazy facts which come out in the limited series too, without any spoilers. If that’s not enough to make you want to watch, it was produced by the same people that brought us the wild AF Fyre Festival documentary.

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Reviews of Tiger King call it ‘a massive hit’, ‘the craziest documentary ever’ and ‘absurd’

If the reviews of Tiger King are anything to go by, it’s about to be your latest true crime obsession. Vanity Fair called the series “riveting”, “pretty wild”, “fascinating” and said it’s perfect for a self-isolation binge watch. Decider said: “I don’t possess the literary prowess to adequately convey the bare-knuckle insanity of Tiger King.” The review went on to call it “chaotic” “inherently intriguing” and a “menagerie of WTF moments”.

And Twitter is losing its mind over it too. One person said the doc “ruined me” whilst another said: “this is the craziest doc I’ve seen in forever”. More comments included: “holy insanity”, “fucking mental”, “absurd” “crazy” and “I’m addicted”. Wow, just wow.

I’m sold.

Watch the trailer for Tiger King on Netflix here:

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is available to watch on Netflix now. For all the latest Netflix news, drops and memes like The Holy Church of Netflix on Facebook. 

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