15 most overrated Netflix shows of 2020

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Overrated Netflix shows: Tiger King

Seasons: 1

Directed By: Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin

Starring: Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, Bhagavan Antle, John Finlay, Rick Kirkham, John Reinke, Kelci “Saff” Saffery, Jeff Lowe, Erik Cowie, Howard Baskin, Travis Maldonado, Dillon Passage, Tim Stark

Why It’s Overrated: In the first half of 2020, everyone was talking about Tiger King. The Netflix original documentary series seemed to fall out of the clear blue sky as the perfect quarantine distraction and conversation piece. What more could you ask for while stuck at home than a truly gripping story that involves all kinds of unbelievable moving parts? But did the strange, unexpected yet fascinating pop culture phenomenon overstay its welcome?

Tiger King revolves around the zookeeper known as Joe Exotic and big cat conservationist Carole Baskin, who are key figures in the interconnected big cat community. Baskin openly accused Joe Exotic of abusing the animals he collects, and Tiger King looks deeper into each of their lives. Naturally, viewers connected with certain aspects of the docuseries and ran with them as memes, making the hit series one of the most inescapable titles of the year.

It’s almost unfathomable how popular Tiger King became in such a short amount of time. There’s already two limited series and a movie based on the documentary in the works. Baskin appeared on Dancing with the Stars and received a name-drop in a Megan Thee Stallion song. In a normal year, perhaps Tiger King wouldn’t have had such a massive impact beyond its success on Netflix. But no matter if you believe the docuseries was overhyped, one thing’s for certain: Tiger King sure gave a lot of people something else to focus on in a scary time.