The first episode centered around The Tiger King Joe Exotic himself. The second took a deep dive into the cult-like ways of Doc Antle. This third episode though is the wildest ride of the season so far. It’s all about Carole Baskin and if she fed her poor husband, Don Lewis, to the tigers. SAY WHAT NOW? Her first husband went missing, and many people believe Carole had something to do with it.
Joe has made it has mission to tell us how much he hates this woman. However, it’s not just Joe that thinks Carole has blood on her hands. There’s a slew of people in Don‘s life that think his cat crazed wife Carole did him in. From businesses associates to Doc to Don’s family and friends. They all find the disappearance more than suspect. They are pointing the finger square at Carole. Did Don really become tiger food?
Hey all you cool cats and kittens! From now on, That is the only appropriate greeting when we are talking about Tiger King. Welcome to the episode two recap. I’m sure you already know from watching episode one, you’re in for a wild ride. We start to hit the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how all of these strange relationships are mixed together. Big cat people are clearly stranger than a bunch of tigers in the middle of Oklahoma. Or a monkey in baby clothes. Or eating expired Walmart meat off the back of a truck. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Read on, curious kittens.
In this episode, Carole Baskin is going to give us some aggressive flower crown work. I’m not really sure if she did that on purpose to soften her image. Or maybe she just really missed a turn and didn’t realize she’s not at Coachella. Over in Joe Exotic’s
red neck of the woods, one of his employees got their arm chewed off by a tiger and one is left to wonder how something like this didn’t happen sooner. All Joe worried about how it will impact him financially.
On the East Coast, we get a deep dive into the life and times of Bhagavan “Doc” Antle, who shall be called “Doc” for the purpose of me not having to type out “Bhagavan” every time I bring him up. Also, because they say is a doctor of mystical science and I think it’s important to give respect where respect is due. We also get to meet the self-proclaimed Scarface of the business, Mr. Mario Tabraue. He’s an ex-drug lord who may or may not have cut up an ATF agent that was investigating him and when asked about it, simply shrugs and wonders what it matters. Ummm….a lot? It matters a lot.
There’s no one quite like Joe Exotic, star of the wild new Netflix mini-series, “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” When this seven-part series dropped on Netflix on March 20th, it became an international sensation almost overnight. And it’s impossible to have missed hearing about it. There are countless memes and references flooding social media. Quarantined-Americans obsess over the latest binge-worthy phenomenon.
In fact, there are two types of people right now: Those that have seen Tiger King, and those whose curiosity has been piqued to the point where they are asking others: “Should I watch this Tiger King thing?”
The answer to that question is an emphatic YES. This too-bizarre-to-be-true real-life crime story is a train-wreck of epic proportions, a story that is impossible to look away from populated with a group of zany, memorable characters. It’s not only the best thing on TV right now – and a much-needed diversion for us all – but it’s also perfectly suited for Netflix. It’s a show that you’ll consume easily over the course of a day or two, before spending more time Googling things like “Is Joe Exotic real?” or “Carole Baskin” or “Don Lewis disappearance” than you did watching the show itself.
If you thought “Making A Murderer” was filled with classy people, just wait until you get a hold of Joe Exotic and his merry band of misfits. Joe Exotic is Steven Avery mixed with Richard Simmons and Ted Nugent, with just a hint of Steve Irwin thrown in.
If you’ve already seen Tiger King, you won’t mind reading on, but if you haven’t, stop fighting it. Let’s take a look at the first episode in the series and if you have not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later!
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The Netflix series Tiger King is wildly popular. Of course, people are going to capitalize on that as much as they can. And, now, there’s a scripted series in the works.
That’s right, actors will portray Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, and the other key players in this complicated story.
I know I’m not the only one reeling from the Tiger King viewing experience. There are so many unanswered questions. There is just so much to unpack and such an ecclectic group of characters. And by “characters” I mean real people who just beyond outrageous.
Spoiler alert: the series ended with Jeff Lowe cooperating with the feds to take down Joe Exotic and Tim Stark. Currently, Joe Exotic is in jail. Still, that hasn’t stopped him from filing a $94 million dollar lawsuit. Rapper Cardi B even spoke out about what she views as an injustice to Joe. She doesn’t think that he should be behind bars and talked about starting an online fundraiser for him. However, Jeff could not be more proud of his involvement in this whole situation.
Everyone remembers that big, yellow snake from the iconic Britney Spears performance of her song “Slave 4 U” at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. That moment will live on in pop culture history forever and ever. That snake was (and still is) so enthralling that it was easy to forget that there were other outrageous elements of that performance. As a Britney superfan, I honestly had no idea that there were tigers on stage with the pop princess.
But, now we all have tigers on our mind thanks to the hit Netflix show Tiger King. And, yes, there’s a Tiger King connection to this performance. Ever since the show came out, fans are spotting the cast members (and heir tigers) in pop culture moments. Tiger King’s own Doc Antle, you know the one with 644,444 wives, is in the background of Britney’s performance. He is there keeping an eye on the tiger, of course.