Tiger King 2 just popped on Netflix with five new episodes, and it’s a rushed, morally illiterate cash-in that isn’t worth your time.
In March of last year, Tiger King was all the rage during the first days of 485 Days to Stop the Spread. Locked down as a country, it was through the exploits of Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, Jeff Lowe, and others that we enjoyed a shared TV experience—something that was once the norm before cable TV atomized the national viewing experience.
From what I’ve read these last few days, most critics are looking back at the original Tiger King with regret. Although it holds an 85 percent “fresh” rating at Rotten Tomatoes, the thinking seems to be,