Tiger King: Season 1 Reviews

April 8, 2020
There's nothing in directors' Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin's seven-episode documentary series that would look out of place in American Vandal, the definitive true-crime documentary parody.
April 8, 2020
Tiger King is at its core a deeply stained product of an infotainment America where clown car drivers of both parties are at the helm of a clearly crashing caravan of state and a loose relationship with the truth and facts is a new normal.
April 7, 2020
The series is a carnival sideshow not unlike Joe Exotic's central-Oklahoma park: You see the sign on the side of the road and you stop, not because you want to, necessarily, but because it's there.
April 6, 2020
The troubling narrative is an uneven mess that glosses over the issues of animal neglect and abuse, very real issues anyone with decent eyesight observes behind the madness, to focus on the glaringly outsized personalities at the fore.
April 3, 2020
Scratch beneath the veneer of its sneering Christopher-Guest-goes-to-the-trailer-park milieu and Tiger King proves to be lazy at best, morally corrupt at worst.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 2, 2020
Why, Lord, couldn't Cheer, Netflix's rousing and triumphant docuseries about college cheerleaders, have debuted this week?
April 1, 2020
Told you it was bonkers. But, paradoxically, it's for that reason that Tiger King did absolutely nothing to change my opinion of the grossly exploitative nature of true-crime.
April 1, 2020
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.
March 28, 2020
While Tiger King may be comfort food on TV for some, it brings me little comfort. I get why you like it, but I don't get why you like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5