TV Review: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

The inevitable has finally happened in Hong Kong. As of last Sunday, our cinemas have been closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. I think the closure is only for two weeks but I have a feeling it will be extended as the daily number of new infections doesn’t seem to be slowing. Thankfully, our situation is nowhere near as dire as in other places (because we’ve been wearing masks and engaging in social distancing for nine weeks now) but it’s still not good. So, with no more new movies to review, I have decided to turn my attention to the small screen and talk about what’s on the streaming services.

This past week, the Internet and the US late night talk shows were all abuzz with chatter and jokes about the new series, TIGER KING: MURDER, MAYHEM AND MADNESS. The seven-part Netflix docuseries chronicles the rise and fall of Joe Maldonado-Passage aka Joe Exotic, who is a collector of big cats in Oklahoma. Director and wildlife philanthropist Eric Goode leads audiences on a journey that’s almost too crazy to be believed, spinning a sordid tale of murder-for-hire, cults of personality, polygamy, drug dealing, backstabbing and more. It’s deliciously pure, white trash Americana!

If you haven’t seen TIGER KING yet, you absolutely have to. It’s like watching a train wreck as it’s happening before your eyes. You know you should look away but you can’t.

Watch the review recorded on Facebook Live on Friday, April 3rd, 8:30 am HK time!

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