If you haven't watched Tiger King yet, what on Earth have you been doing? The true crime docuseries was released last month and has been a huge success, gripping and baffling viewers across the world.
Keen to cash in on its popularity, Netflix subsequently released a follow-up aftershow yesterday (12 April) entitled The Tiger King and I.
Tiger King: Where Are They Today?
Find out now with the all-new aftershow: The Tiger King and I pic.twitter.com/JB84nPx77b
- Netflix (@netflix) April 12, 2020
The show is hosted by comedian and actor Joel McHale and features never-before-seen interviews with John Reinke, Joshua Dial, John Finlay, Kelci 'Saff' Saffery, Erik Cowie, Rick Kirkman, and Jeff and Lauren Lowe.
However, judging by the reaction on social media, it seems fans of the show weren't best impressed by it:
The extra tiger king episode sucked
- Jonathan Rodriguez (@jonathan81690) April 13, 2020
Is it me or was the last episode of #TigerKing super boring... like even for an interview episode seems like they were just chasing the ratings
- Thomas (@Theycallmehthum) April 12, 2020
The new #TigerKing episode is a giant let down. pic.twitter.com/tDYnrW0P4W
- Sam McGlone (@leumas816) April 12, 2020
This extra episode of #TigerKing is..... desperate to say the least pic.twitter.com/vGb3Gr2s95
- puta (@biggirlshouse) April 12, 2020
I could've lived without that new tiger king episode.
- Master Bruce (@__KungFuPanda) April 12, 2020
New Tiger King Netflix episode is so bad I wish I never knew there was one #TigerKing
- Alex (@LexieDoliv) April 12, 2020
That extra episode of tiger king sucked horribly. Watched 5 minutes of it, then immediately went to call of duty.
- .seth (@sthlkmn) April 13, 2020
There's plenty more where that came from, but I think you get the idea.
It's a shame really, for while reviews of the bonus episode are almost universally negative, the response to the series itself was quite the opposite.
Indeed, it could be this very high bar set the aftershow up for a flop, given that it was being compared to a documentary series put together over numerous years and was lacking several central characters from the show - none more so than the incarcerated Joe Exotic.
Speaking to LADbible, series co-director Eric Goode said Exotic was 'absolutely thrilled' with the documentary.
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