Just The News: Joe Exotic (Joseph Maldonado-Passage), the star of Netflix’s hottest series, is reportedly self-isolating at Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas to protect himself from fellow prisoners who have the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, millions of housebound Americans are watching the mulleted animal guru, dubbed the “Tiger King,” as a distraction from the boredom, anxiety, and grim headlines associated with social isolation, economic insecurity, and a virulent disease with no present cure.
Netflix’s seven-part series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” remains the streamer’s most watched title for a full week.
The docuseries follows Joe, owner of an Oklahoma-based big cat attraction, and his colorful cast of husbands, collaborators, friends, and foes.
Directors Rebecca Chaiklin and Eric Goode’s series plays out like reality TV on steroids, albeit one with a serious message. A shocking number of big cats — think lions, tigers and leopards — are owned not by zoos but by private citizens. read more