If You Liked Tiger King, You'll Like These 5 Netflix Docu-Series

During the first week of quarantine, viewers deemed the break-out Netflix seriesTiger King the “craziest show ever.” The series is about Joe Exotic, a tiger trader involved in an animal rights rivalry with Carole Baskin. No spoilers, but the boiling hatred between the two escalated to something people never saw coming. The abnormalities in the show were magnetic for viewers and they could not get enough. Now, some viewers are left without anything to watch because the seven episode documentary is over! So, here are five docu-series to watch on Netflix if you finished Tiger King. 

  1. 1. Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened

    The Fyre Festival, scheduled to take place over two weekends in 2017, was a festival to watch via social media. Founded by Billy McFarland and JaRule, this VIP festival experience on a private island was one of the biggest “musical festival flops.” Festival-goers were promised private villas which ended up being FEMA tents and catered meals which were actually cheese sandwiches. The chaos of what was supposed to be the “party of the decade” ended up as a huge disaster and the story is told in Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened.  

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  2. 2. The Staircase

    The Staircase, a crime story that has multiple twists and turns, is a binge-worthy docu-series. This story follows the death of Kathleen Peterson, the wife of novelist, Michael Peterson. In 2001, Michael Peterson called to report that Kathleen fell down the stairs in their home and died. When the authorities do not buy Peterson’s story, a case is opened and Peterson is put on trial. One family was divided when trying to determine the perpetrator. This series will be sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. 

  3. 3. Don’t F--- With Cats

    Similar to Tiger King, Don’t F--- With Cats is a true crime docu-series following one of Canada’s most infamous murderers. This 3 part series follows the story of Luca Magnotta, who posted a video series of himself murdering two cats and many other animals. Then, in 2012, he concluded his video series by recording and uploading the murder of Lin Jun. Magnotta left for Europe and started an international manhunt. This series also has many twists and turns that will keep viewers locked in.

  4. 4. I Love You, Now Die

    A murder story that may be familiar to some, I Love You, Now Die, is a true crime series based on The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter case. The 2 part series shows the twisted truth hidden in text messages between then 17 year old Michelle Carter and her 18 year old boyfriend, Conrad Roy who commited suicide. Though a complicated case, some may say it is easy to understand why Roy killed himself. Be sure to watch this docu-series that exposes Michelle Cart and her underlying thoughts about someone she said she loved.

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  5. 5. Evil Genius

    Netflix calls their series Evil Genius “America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist.” Over 4 episodes, viewers are introduced to Brian Wells and how he was murdered. Wells was a pizza-delivery man who robbed a PNC Bank with a bomb collar strapped around his neck in Erie, Pennsylvania. Though this may seem abnormal, what follows this event is even more indescribable. It was ultimately found that Wells was being sent on an elaborate scavenger hunt in order to defuse the bomb. Be sure to watch this story to follow the wild scavenger hunt and see who was deemed guilty.