Tiger King: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Tiger King

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A bizarre true crime story you have to see to believe, Tiger King is a messy and captivating portrait of obsession gone terribly wrong.

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Episodes

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Air date: Mar 20, 2020
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Air date: Mar 20, 2020
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Air date: Mar 20, 2020
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Air date: Mar 20, 2020
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Air date: Mar 20, 2020
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Air date: Mar 20, 2020
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Air date: Mar 20, 2020

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Critic Reviews for Tiger King Season 1

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (10)

It's a tiger of a tale; exotic is an understatement.

Mar 31, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Tiger King is genuinely compulsive viewing.

Mar 25, 2020 | Full Review…
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"Tiger King" manages to tell an electrifying story with an open mind, a shrewd eye, and a delicate touch.

Mar 23, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Tiger King is Netflix comfort food of the highest order: it immerses viewers in a mind-boggling lifestyle and series of scandals, and yet the term 'true-crime' doesn't do justice to its greatness.

Mar 20, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Whatever your reservations about the docuseries' ethics, Tiger King is perfectly engineered to be mass consumed by a bored, quarantined populace thirsty for salacious content to make memes about.

Apr 1, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

"Tiger King" is so batshit, it could be a parody.

Mar 31, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The show has an irresistible pull, with its eccentric cast and escalating series of events. It's too bad it didn't do more with the story besides just hacking it up and throwing bloody chunks at ravenous Netflix viewers.

Mar 31, 2020 | Full Review…

It is the best sort of crowd-pleasing documentary, titillating yet sweeping in its scope and the breadth of its amazing access and elaborate story building.

Mar 31, 2020 | Rating: B + | Full Review…

It's a lot to unpack, and I highly recommend you watch it because it is 100% gold entertainment.

Mar 30, 2020 | Full Review…

As satisfying, depressing, and compelling the human stories of Tiger King are, how they parallel this moment in history is what makes it a worthy ascendant into the pantheon of cultural touchstones.

Mar 30, 2020 | Full Review…

The show is a cautionary tale of letting those feuds and escalations get out of control.

Mar 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Tiger King is the first great fictional unifier of the coronavirus age. Ironically, however, it is about a stratum of society that could be partially blamed for the apocalypse that we currently find ourselves engulfed by - politically and environmentally.

Mar 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tiger King: Season 1

  • 6h ago
    I feel a little guilty at how entertaining I found this doc series that at times felt more like Jerry Springer than true crime. The eccentric cast of characters should be enough to hold most people's interest.
  • 7h ago
    I wouldn't recommend.
  • 11h ago
    Greatest piece of television that has come out in my lifetime. 100% American.
  • 16h ago
    It's hard to look away - I watched all 7 episodes in a day. The characters are so scummy, but they're captivating.
  • 20h ago
    This is the craziest TV show I've ever seen. If this wasn't filmed, no one would believe you if you told them the story of Tiger King!
  • 23h ago
    Equal parts compelling, bizarre and infuriating, this is a documentary that will leave you with many questions about each of the private zoo owners that you're presented with throughout the 7 episodes, their morals (or lack of) and their culpability in several tragic events that are never satisfyingly resolved. You'll be left wondering whether any of them are any better than each other and you'll come to the conclusion that none of them should be allowed to own or breed exotic animals
  • 1d ago
    This is the reality tv I've always wanted to see. Takes pettiness to a whole new level, with tigers!
  • 1d ago
    I binge watched it in one night and now i dont know what im gunna do with my life. Must watch
  • 1d ago
    Good entertainment, but forgettable in a day or two.
  • 1d ago
    Relentlessly engaging for the sheer absurdity of its source material, Tiger King offers surprisingly nuanced portraits of an industry that attracts the most bizarre and outlandish personalities. Well paced and presented overall, regardless of whether or not you agree with any of the series' ridiculous personalities.

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