‘Tiger King’: All the Reasons Why You Have to Watch the Netflix Docuseries with Joe Exotic

If you haven’t watched the Netflix show, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness, you have no idea what you are in for. The title alludes to the drama, but the twists and turns of the real-life stories are like nothing fans have ever seen before. It’s hard to believe it’s all true.

Let’s take a look at the reasons why fans insist it is one of the best true crime documentaries out there. There are no spoilers in this article if you have not watched the show yet, aside from the previews from Netflix.

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‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness’ provides plot twists with no warning

The producers do not allude to the crazy antics that are about to ensue. The show begins with Joe Exotic (formerly Joseph Maldonado-Passage) in jail for murder-for-hire. It seems like another true crime documentary, but then it takes a turn, many turns.

“I also love the pace and the fact that the directors do minimal foreshadowing initially, it makes the twists much more impactful,” wrote one fan on Reddit. “The visual cues and hints are very subtle, but they are there already on the 1st episode.”

Fans love that there are so many shocks and twists that no one could sense were coming. Plus, the filmmakers come out with revelations very nonchalantly.

“I guess in addition to just being great at storytelling; they figured something to the effect of ‘there’s no way to prepare for the insanity of this story,’ so they just shoved in all of these crazy characters as they actually came along,” added another Redditor.

Fans feel the reality series, ‘Tiger King’ is too absurd and real to be fake or overproduced

When one viewer commented that the show must be fake, others were quick to disagree. 

“I thought that too, but there’s too much real sh*t out there about Joe Exotic that it would be impossible to fake,” said another fan in response. “He would’ve had to stay in character for decades.”

The strange things that Exotic does only get weirder with each new episode. 

“This is one of the craziest things I have ever watched,” added another viewer. “I’ve been telling all my friends to watch it. Episode after episode was more and more WTF?!”

‘Tiger King’ is a quick watch during the coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine

The Netflix docuseries is only seven episodes long — with each being 40-45 minutes. Since most of the world is stuck inside due to a global pandemic, it’s easy to binge this show in a day or two.

“This month just gets weirder,” wrote one fan on Reddit. “This Netflix series has made me see the world differently. It’s like ten reality shows in one such as HoardersID channel, Animal PlanetCops and America’s Most Wanted.

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Fans feel that the success of the show is in part because so many people are on “shelter-in-place” orders around the world. 

“I don’t know if Netflix had this sitting around and released it for the lockdown or if it just worked out that way, but God damn did I needed this,” added another viewer. 

Tiger King is streaming on Netflix currently for your viewing pleasure.