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
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Reviews & comments

An interesting documentary about a crazy subculture. Perhaps sends some of the wrong messages to fans by placing most of the focus on the people rather than the animals.

3.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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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.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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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.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

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.

Variety

Variety

press

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.

Salon

Salon

press

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.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

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

Vox

Vox

press

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.

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

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.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

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.

Variety

Variety

press

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.

Salon

Salon

press

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.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

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

Vox

Vox

press

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.

An interesting documentary about a crazy subculture. Perhaps sends some of the wrong messages to fans by placing most of the focus on the people rather than the animals.

3.0