Have You Seen The “Tiger King” On Netflix?
Honestly, you just need to watch the trailer above. If we go into too much detail, we will spoil the deliciousness that is your new Netflix obsession.
Here's what we can tell you and make it as spoiler free as possible. A show and quick character synopsis. And then, take some time and spend an evening with Joe Exotic.
"Tiger King" follows the story of Joe Exotic, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, who claimed to be the nation's most prolific breeder of tigers. The flamboyant animal enthusiast was the owner of Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in rural Wynnewood, Oklahoma. It was first a horse farm until he converted it into one of the largest private zoos in the country. (Today)
It's seven episodes. And the first one is all it takes to get you hooked.
In the first episode, you learn that Exotic ends up in prison for a murder-for-hire plot to kill Carole Baskin, the CEO of Big Cat Rescue. She herself has an interesting past. She was a prime suspect in the 1997 disappearance of her then-husband, self-made millionaire Don Lewis. Relatives of Lewis questioned at the time whether Baskin may have been involved with his disappearance, and some even suggested she may have fed his remains to her tigers. (Today)
Mind you, Carole Baskin is not too happy with this whole project.
Stay home, stay safe. And watch this. Trust us, it's the escape you're looking for and then some.