Any American Who Says He Doesn’t Love Tiger King Is Lying

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (Netflix)
Netflix’s series is fast-food reality TV at its absolute best.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he other day Slate ran a piece arguing that Tiger King, a new Netflix docuseries, paints one of its subjects in an unfairly negative light. “I have no idea whether Carole Baskin murdered her husband,” the writer admits a few paragraphs in.

This is the world the show brings us into. If someone doesn’t have a felony conviction, there’s at least a cloud of suspicion somewhere. You can take sides if you want, but it’s probably better to just watch in complete awe as the truly insane, truly American story unfolds.

The series’ protagonist is Joe Exotic, a man who runs an

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