In the age of Netflix experiencing slow growth spurt, lack of successful original content and a lot of competition, One thing’s for sure: True Crime always works.
It’s the time of the great indoors and social distancing and we’re all looking for something to binge on. The new Netflix Series Tiger King has taken the internet by storm. Saying that people love it would be an understatement.
- All About The new Netflix Series Tiger King
- Why Do We Love To Explore The Bad Side So Much Then?
- True Crime is Netflix’s True Passion
But what is it about True Crime that it never misses the bull’s eye?
Tiger King; The King Of Our Heart. It’s surreal. It’s unique. It’s mind-boggling. It’s something you have to see to believe.
There are moments in the new true crime documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness that are too crazy to be true. A drug lord WHO INSPIRED Al Pacino’s character in Scarface, a Zoo owner turned animal activist (who by the way is believed to have fed her multi-millionaire husband’s corpse to the big cats).
Then there is Joe Exotic himself – Tiger King who owns over 200+ big cats and that is not the only outrageous thing that unravels about him further in the series.
The series follows Joe’s hillbilly, carefree persona through the seven episodes in the fight to dominate the exotic animal market. But what truly stands out in the docuseries and has people raving about it are these characters. The more you learn about these characters the more unimaginable these individuals seem.
The story of Carol for example has the viewer’s scratching their heads. She may or may not have murdered her husband but she did hoard millions of dollars that also belonged to his ex-wife and children. Moreover, that lady was one smart businesswoman who made people work to maintain her animals and parks for free.
The line of good and bad in the series perhaps is a very thin one. One could say it doesn’t exist at all. There are no good or bad people. There is when people choose to do good and sometimes do bad as well.
Why Do We Love To Explore The Bad Side So Much Then?
What is it about true crime shows that we just loooooove? Is there a hidden desire among us to be detectives? Well actually, yes there is.
According to a study by Huffington Post, Psychologists say that by watching these stories we can explore a part of our personality that we might not openly embrace. Don’t worry, psychologists won’t think you’re a murderer or want to be one as long as you don’t get too attached or involved in the narrative. If you’re wondering what that means, it basically means if you’re sympathising with the murderer then get yourself checked.
Following a murder series gives us all an insight into the most gruesome part of our psyche and of humanity as a whole. With the whole world focusing on the good, it’s always exciting to delve into the unknown. Isn’t that what scientists do?
Of course, we also think along the lines of survival. What would we have done? How would we have escaped? Is there something that I would or wouldn’t do? So, I guess not wanting to die most often than not a very brutal death is also a huge factor to weigh in when talking about our love for this particular genre.
True Crime is Netflix’s True Passion
Netflix famously has made true crime documentaries almost a standout high selling point for itself with shows like Mindhunter. Mindhunter explored the work of FBI’s actual behavioural Science Unit and how they came up with the term we now know as ‘Serial Killer’. The study into the minds of ‘Serial Killers’ forever changed the face of how murder cases are now investigated.
Wanted to get started on one? Just go to Netflix, click on the Genre option and True Crime Documentaries. You’re welcome.
Which one is your favourite? Seen Tiger King yet? Let us know in the comments below!