“There is no off switch on a tiger.” – German Proverb
If you have not seen the Tiger King docu-series on Netflix I highly suggest you stop all that you are doing right now and watch it. There really is nothing better to do with your time in my opinion.
I am all about documentaries so I was instantly interested when I saw it, and I am pretty sure I watched most of it the day it was released. Netflix really could not have dropped a better series at a better time.
With millions of people stuck at home, why not give them a great way to waste about eight hours of their life? I am not complaining that is for sure. It also is probably one of the most memeable (as in the ability to create memes out of it is extremely high) shows ever, which has had all of those millions of people scrolling through various social media and seeing this show even if they have not seen it yet.
Something about this show captures you. When you think about the way they designed it and the amount of footage they have it truly makes it a masterpiece. There is nothing else out there that brings this many concepts together or has this many stories within stories and rabbit trails. You get so focused, you do not want to blink because you never know what is going to happen next.
There is something so utterly human about everyone on the show, they all have good and bad things about them which is what makes it such an intriguing show to watch. In a weird way, on a very small scale, you can relate to everyone, maybe not with the owning a zoo or hiring a hit-man.
But I can almost guarantee that at one point in your life you have genuinely believed that you were doing a good thing just to find out that it wasn’t. They are all just trying to do what they think is best, best for the animals and best for them and they got caught up in it and in the end, the animals suffered from it.
We all want to be the tiger king of something, it is your decision, are you going to be the Joe Exotic or the Carol Baskin?