With everyone spending a lot more time indoors during the COVID-19 crisis, streaming platforms truly have become a saviour now more than ever. And there's no better distraction right now quite like the new Netflix docu-series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. It’s ridiculously surreal, mind-boggling, and takes you on a journey nobody could expect. But are there any UK documentaries out that similar to Tiger King? Because I need to add those to my watch list immediately.
Tiger King follows flamboyant big cat zoo owner Joe Exotic over the span of five years. We get a front row seat into his extraordinary life, his obsession with exotic animals, and his fiery rivalry with another big cat lover Carole Baskin. Somehow the seven episodes really don’t feel like enough, and I for one am still left wondering how a millionaire tiger owner vanished into thin air.
While most of the wilder shows similar to Tiger King (think Don’t F**k With Cats, Fyre, Wild, Wild Country, and Three Identical Strangers), seem to hail from the US, fear not, as the UK has it’s fair share of strange and shocking documentaries too. From Louis Theroux to true crime and family dramas, here are six documentaries to watch if you enjoyed Tiger King: