Tiger King is up there with the most bonkers docu-series to ever appear on Netflix and people have dived into the programme head-first.
After arriving on Netflix on Friday, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness has already captured the imagination of those self-isolating from home win a big way.
The opening scenes of Tiger King tell viewers that owners of big cats tend to be odd and the seven episodes of the series go on to back up those early claims.
The show, directed by Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin, focuses on the eccentric character known as Joe Exotic, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage.
Joe Exotic - a mullet-sporting, gun-toting polygamist - has a lot to him in that he had his own online television show and a career as a country western singer but what he is perhaps best known for is being the keeper of hundreds of big cats.
You may well have seen viral clips of Joe and his tigers over the years but what you might not know is how he responded to calls from animal activist Carole Baskin, who was the owner of a big cat sanctuary, to put Joe's set-up out of business.
This all culminates in a reported murder-for-hire plot that is documented in a series that has already been binge-watched by thousands.
Just finished all 7 episodes of Tiger King on Netflix in one sitting. It’s insane.
— Isaiah Stepter (@isaiahstepter) March 21, 2020
— aurelia bhoy (@Aureliabhoy) March 21, 2020
Watch Tiger King. A guy with 2 husbands has a zoo with a staff of amputee excons. Another dude has teenaged sister wives dressed in leopard print at his zoo and a lady may have killed her husband and fed him to her tigers at her zoo. I am only on episode 3 . #TigerKing pic.twitter.com/hK27fXf73F
— Lady Shasha (@horrorfreq) March 21, 2020
#TigerKing on @netflix has literally EVERYTHING that you could want in a docuseries: tigers, lions, big cat mafia, polyamory, imaginary friends, drug dealers, country music videos, amputation, and a murder mystery.
I also need to stress that I am only two episodes in. pic.twitter.com/Hr0xpX6hLq
— Lauren Theresa Gomez (@doctoraLTG) March 21, 2020
So if anyone needs a binge watch that is so batshit crazy you will forget the world is falling apart, I recommend the Tiger King. Seriously an epic mindfuck full of WTFs and holy shits and 😳’s and 😬’s. https://t.co/Ywl4hnk6MB
— (((Rachel Kaplan))) (@RachelMiniK) March 21, 2020
Anyone wanting something to binge I highly recommend Tiger King. Absolute madness. Thanks @NetflixUK
— Amy Palin-Tune (@amypt_) March 21, 2020
Just finished the Tiger King.... holy hell that was a lot
— el (@elenamiller06) March 21, 2020
Tiger King is insane if you’re looking to quarantine binge watch I promise you there is no moment that isn’t insane
— Black Lives Matter/Pride Was A Riot 🏳️🌈💖🤍💙 (@judeisaghost) March 20, 2020
Okay I finished that docuseries called Tiger King and I have several theories pic.twitter.com/2xBBG8yEHo
— the blunt whisperer (@IHateYourFacee) March 21, 2020