Tiger King: Season 1

Tiger King: Season 1

Tiger King: Season 1

Update: Netflix has released a bonus 8th episode, an aftershow where comedian Joel McHale interviews Jeff, Saff and Erik to reflect on their portrayal in the series. This cames after Tiger King has become a global phenomenon and one of Netflix's biggest hits.

Netflix's true crime docuseries about Florida's flamboyant big cat zoo keeper Joe Exotic and his explosive rivalry with big cat sanctuary owner Carole Baskin - an animal activist who was very vocal about her disdain for his handling of wildlife.

2020USANetflix
Documentary

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
20 March 2020

Not Your Average Joe

Meet Joe Exotic, the gun-toting operator of an Oklahoma big cat park. He’s been accused of hiring someone to murder his chief rival, Carole Baskin.

EPISODE 1.2
20 March 2020

Cult of Personality

Subjected to long hours, little (or no) pay and the whims of eccentric bosses: are big cat park employees just cogs in a web of personality cults?

EPISODE 1.3
20 March 2020

The Secret

An incident in Carole's past casts her in a suspicious light, and while she maintains her innocence, Joe is all too happy to point the finger at her.

EPISODE 1.4
20 March 2020

Playing with Fire

Joe ramps up his efforts to become an internet and TV star, but a mysterious fire and lawsuit threaten his plans — until an angel investor appears.

EPISODE 1.5
20 March 2020

Make America Exotic Again

As Joe dives into politics, he deals with turmoil and tragedy in his personal life. Meanwhile, the dynamics at the park change with the new owners.

EPISODE 1.6
20 March 2020

The Noble Thing to Do

James Garretson makes a shocking claim about Joe, leading to FBI involvement. Desperation sets in for Joe, who thinks Jeff and James have set him up.

EPISODE 1.7
20 March 2020

Dethroned

Joe faces the music in the courtroom but insists the story is far from over. Jeff’s business prospects crumble. Former G.W. Zoo workers try to move on.

EPISODE 1.8
13 April 2020

Bonus Episode: The Tiger King and I

In this aftershow, Joel McHale talks with Jeff, Saff, Erik and more to get their reactions to the series, their portrayals and their new fame. 

Tiger King: Season 1 / Reviews

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

The characters are larger than life, their backstories are often heartbreaking, their motivations and actions are highly questionable -- sometimes flat-out criminal -- and the trajectory of the story is never remotely predictable.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Whatever flaws it might have, Tiger King is a series that viewers, especially quarantined viewers who might be feeling a little caged themselves, will tear into like a liger into a pile of expired luncheon meat from Walmart.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Tiger King is not an uplifting object to gather around as we sink further into the gloom of isolation. But it is riveting, and well worth a watch: a tale of caged things that is, nonetheless, pretty wild.

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Variety

Variety

For those who love Netflix's particular flavor of true crime and docuseries, which depend heavily on wild characters and addictive pacing in order to keep a couchbound audience entertained, Tiger King will undoubtedly scratch a particular itch.

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Salon

Salon

The outlandish world presented by Tiger King is funny, gross, frustrating, contemplative, and ultimately sympathetic. This is a story of animals, yes, but it's also a story of what makes us human.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

"Tiger King" manages to tell an electrifying story with an open mind, a shrewd eye, and a delicate touch.

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Vox

Vox

Tiger King doesn't quite manage to achieve any of its possible aims... But it's an undeniably entertaining look into an epic American yarn that seems far too strange to not be fiction.

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