The limited series debuted March 20 on the streaming giant and in less than two weeks has become the internet’s latest collective obsession, spawning speculation, investigation, discreditation, and, well, memes.
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The appeal of “Tiger King” is largely its outlandish characters. The fact that said characters are actually real life people only intensifies their idiosyncrasies, making that much more irresistible to the literal captive audience the series has found thanks to the global pandemic.
At the center of the show is Joe Exotic, the eponymous “Tiger King,” a collector of large cats and his nemesis, animal rights activist Carole Baskin.