The claws are still out for the Tiger King

There’s been a lot of TV binging in the last couple of months. One show you’re sure to have watched is Netflix’s wild documentary, Tiger King. And if you haven’t, you definitely should.

Featuring a colourful cast of characters, it centres around Joe Exotic. An eccentric, gun-toting, big cat zoo owner, he’s no stranger to controversy. The show tracks his feud with animal rights ‘heroine’/possible villain Carole Baskin. Between the animals, weird music videos and bizarre murder-mystery plots, there’s a lot going on. Including the self-labelled Tiger King going to prison. It’s certainly must-watch TV!

And while the series is over, the madness continues. In the last week, a judge in the US has handed Joe Exotic’s zoo to Baskin. This was swiftly followed by a Florida sheriff claiming that the will of Baskin’s missing (presumed dead) husband was forged. Then there’s the adaptions. Several Hollywood bigwigs have announced their intentions to make a dramas based on this crazy tale. Including Nick Cage (of course).

Like all cool cats and kittens, we loved this popular piece of car-crash television. We’re pretty sure you will too. Just don’t get on the wrong side of Carole…

Lisa Stormings / 15 June 2020