‘Tiger King’ offers unique entertainment experience




Natalie Fortune, Reporter

The limited series on Netflix “Tiger King” was just released and many have already watched and loved it. The series came on March 20. This series is about the drama and lifestyle of owning a tiger zoo with many different plot twists of which most could never imagine. This series mainly features Joe Maldonado-Passage, otherwise known as Joe Exotic, and Carole Baskin, a rival tiger owner, with this series being directed by Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin. I loved this series because of how hectic and surprising everything was.

Within the first 10 minutes of the first episode, you might be thinking this couldn’t get any crazier but it definitely does. “Tiger King” has one of the craziest storylines from being about one guy who started tiger breeding and made a zoo to a rivalry that results in Joe Exotic getting in jail. Joe Exotic goes through many things throughout this series like deaths, arson, wanting to be the president or the governor of Oklahoma, and suspicion from the FBI. All together, this series is constantly crazy with plot twists that no one could guess no matter how hard you try, but that’s what makes it the best.

In this series, at first Joe Exotic seems pretty funny but he starts to get crazier and weirder. He goes from having fun, producing videos every week for fans to then slowly talking more and more about how he can’t stand Carole Baskin. He ends up going to trial after being followed by the FBI for multiple cases of animal abuse and murder-for-hire. He ended up getting sentenced for 22 years in federal prison. Carole Baskin may seem like she was just a rival against Joe Exotic but in episode three, we find out that Carole Baskin has had a dark past that led many people to have suspicions about her life with her late husband. Conveniently, she is never looked into as a suspect.

I love this series because of all the weird drama. I could not get enough of it, and the more you watch it, the more things you notice that you didn’t the first time. I would definitely give this show an A+. Many different types of people would love this series, if you like conspiracies, true crime, animals, or if you just like to watch a funny series.