7.2
2,077 votes
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

Netflix 2020

A zoo owner spirals out of control amid a cast of eccentric characters in this true murder-for-hire story from the underworld of big cat breeding.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness - S1E8

#1 - The Tiger King and I

6.27

Season 1 - Episode 8

Joel McHale host a special “after-show” event where he interviews key members of the show including John Reinke, Joshua Dial, John Finlay, Saff, Erik Cowie, Rick Kirkman, and Jeff and Lauren Lowe.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness from 462 votes.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness - S1E1

#2 - Not Your Average Joe

7.19

Season 1 - Episode 1

Meet Joe Exotic, the gun-toting operator of an Oklahoma big cat park. He’s been accused of hiring someone to murder his chief rival, Carole Baskin.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness from 1078 votes.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness - S1E6

#3 - The Noble Thing to Do

7.34

Season 1 - Episode 6

James Garretson makes a shocking claim about Joe, leading to FBI involvement. Desperation sets in for Joe, who thinks Jeff and James have set him up.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness from 801 votes.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness - S1E2

#4 - Cult of Personality

7.40

Season 1 - Episode 2

Subjected to long hours, little (or no) pay and the whims of eccentric bosses: are big cat park employees just cogs in a web of personality cults?

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness from 935 votes.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness - S1E4

#5 - Playing with Fire

7.44

Season 1 - Episode 4

Joe ramps up his efforts to become an internet and TV star, but a mysterious fire and lawsuit threaten his plans — until an angel investor appears.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness from 844 votes.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness - S1E3
#6 - The Secret
7.45
Season 1 - Episode 3

An incident in Carole's past casts her in a suspicious light, and while she maintains her innocence, Joe is all too happy to point the finger at her.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness from 891 votes.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness - S1E5
#7 - Make America Exotic Again
7.47
Season 1 - Episode 5

As Joe dives into politics, he deals with turmoil and tragedy in his personal life. Meanwhile, the dynamics at the park change with the new owners.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness from 818 votes.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness - S1E7
#8 - Dethroned
7.55
Season 1 - Episode 7

Joe faces the music in the courtroom but insists the story is far from over. Jeff’s business prospects crumble. Former G.W. Zoo workers try to move on.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness from 782 votes.

Last updated: apr 28, 2021

Comments

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Wtf did I just watch.... on a side note, she definitely did that shit

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The producers really struck gold with this one. One of the craziest stories with some of the most batshit insane people you have ever seen. I mean seriously, if this was a scripted show I would stop watching because the characters are too fucking crazy and unbelievable. But this is actually real. What The Actual Fuck.

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You seriously couldn't script this shit. Notice whenever someone refers to Oklahoma it's always "Bumfuck Oklahoma".

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It's definitely a batshit-crazy story for our times, and I enjoyed the mad ride. However, the producers really had an agenda going into this, and I find myself resentful of their overall editorial approach. A few points: 1. Joe Exotic is a bad guy. He's charismatic and fascinating to watch, but the show does a lot to gloss over his actions. The series does its best to gloss over what he did and let him express his own side of the story, but come on. The guy was being harassed by Carole Baskin for legitimate reasons (exploiting and breeding exotic animals) and reacted in the most insane way. This is a guy who manipulated straight guys into marrying him in exchange for a steady supply of drugs. 2. The series does a huge disservice to Carole Baskin. Is she insane? Hell yeah she is. But crazy isn't a reason to send someone to prison. Yeah, she's as obsessed with big cats as the rest of the cast of crazies, but the huge difference is that she RESCUES exploited animals. She doesn't breed them. She doesn't sell them for profit. That the big takeaway of the series is "Well, she is as insane as the rest of them" really does a huge disservice to a significant difference between Baskin and the exotic pet breeders. 3. The series really overplays the "Baskin killed her husband" angle to prop up Joe Exotic and for the shock of it. It presents a lot of "facts" as-is to support this without exploring the arguments against them. For instance, Don's Power of Attorney included the activation clause for disappearance because Don Baskin was legitimately concerned he might disappear without a trace in Costa Rica. So. A cool story, overall, and a crazy cast of characters, but it's unfortunate that people are taking this series as definitive documentary truth when it's a well-spun fiction with amplified craziness for the sake of shock value.

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Well that was just a wild ride from start to fucking finish. So many twists and turns. Here are my final thoughts: 1. Carole Baskin 100% did kill her second husband Don and fed him to the tigers. 2. Jeff Lowe definitely should be in prison alongside Joe. 3. Why was the scene of James Garretson on a jet ski in any way necessary? 4. I hate everyone. Except John Reinke and Saff Saffery. They cool.

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I dont care where they went with it, that beotch Carole Baskin killed her husband and fed him to them tigers. Her "rescue" business is no different that what Joe was doing. Nutjobs.

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The only thing not wild about this show is, ironically, the animals themselves

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The episodes get a bit sloppy/jumbled towards the end (the last 3 episodes, maybe) with a lot of threads left unexplored.. but yeah.. **batshit crazy**, that's what this is.

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I was pulled in by the hype. Truth is certainly stranger than fiction. Not many redeemable characters in this, not even Carole. She was making money off these animals, just like all the others. But there were some decent folk, the two amputees among them. The biggest tragedies were Travis and, of course, the animals themselves. A compelling watch, for sure.

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What a wild, crazy, and engrossing story. Netflix dropped another banger.

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