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If you loved Tiger King you need to binge these ten Netflix shows

If you’re after another crazy show, look no further…

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If you need another crazy and binge-worthy series to pass the time in lockdown, Netflix has got it all.

Tiger King captured the attention of the entire world – packed full of wacky characters, hundreds of endangered big cats, fires and even a murder plot for good measure, what’s not to love? 

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But as you found yourself staring at a blank screen when the final episode came to an end, glimpsing the reflection of your marathon-watching body slumped on the sofa, I hear you all wondering – what the hell do I do now? 

Luckily, there’s plenty of just as crazy documentaries for you to sink your teeth in to, so grab the popcorn…

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Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer 

If you liked the sometimes outrageous characters of Tiger King, you’ll enjoy Don’t F**k with Cats – it’s weird, it’s creepy and it’ll make you question everything you know about the internet.

The documentary follows a group of vigilantes who work together to find the identity of a murderer who filmed the crime and uploaded it to the internet.

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Three Identical Strangers

This documentary follows identical triplets, separated at birth and all adopted into three very different families.

Their reunion became a global sensation and they quickly found themselves all over the news, but it unearthed a pretty crazy secret that would change all of their lives forever.

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Fyre

Described as the ‘greatest party that never happened’, Fyre Festival was supposed to be the next best thing in terms of music festivals. Tickets started at $1,200 and involved multiple endorsements from A-list celebrities.

This one comes from the creators of Tiger King, so there’s plenty of bizarre stuff going on – buckle up.

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Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator

This one’s for you if your favourite storyline in Tiger King was ‘Doc’ Antle.

It follows the inventor of Bikram yoga, Bikram Choudhury, who abused every little bit of his power. I can guarantee you will hate the fella. 

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Tell Me Who I Am

This story is truly bonkers. Alex, the main character, lost his long-term memory in a bike accident. The only person who can help him piece it all back together again is his twin brother.

For whatever reason they let cameras in to film the story of their childhood.

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The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann 

I think the internet sort of broke a little bit when this was first released, but you absolutely need to watch it if you haven’t already.

It’s an eight-part documentary on the story of Madeleine McCann, who famously vanished from her family’s holiday apartment in Portugal. She became the biggest missing child case in the world and the documentary delves into plenty of the conspiracy theories.

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Making a Murderer

Arguably this is one of the best crime documentary series that has graced our streaming services – if you haven’t seen this one, make it the top of your list.

It follows the story of Steven Avery’s conviction for the murder of Teresa Halbach and whether or not he is actually guilty. It’s got more ups and downs than a roller coaster so buckle up for the ride of your life.

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Blackfish 

If for you the best bit about Tiger King was the animals, then Blackfish should absolutely be top of your list. It’s sort of like Free Willy meets Tiger King.

It’s really old this one, but it’s so good that most people will watch it multiple times in their life. The documentary exposes the animal abuse at SeaWorld and follows Tilikum, a captive Killer Whale that has been described as a ‘serial killer’.

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The People vs O.J. Simpson

Everyone got obsessed with this about four years ago but for whatever reason, I only watched it last week (I watched it in about three days). If you wanna get even angrier about the American justice system this is the one for you.

It follows the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman and the trial of the suspected killer, O.J. Simpson. Sexism towards powerful women is highlighted, the racism found within the LAPD is trialled and there’s even a mention of the Kardashians.

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The Pharmacist 

This one highlights the opioid crisis that is currently happening in the US, in a true crime-documentary style.

It follows a Louisiana pharmacist that goes to extremes to expose the rampant corruption behind the drug crisis, following the tragic death of his son.

Have we missed any other good, binge-worthy series? Let us know in the Facebook comments…

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Happy Valley to return for third and final season this Christmas

It’ll explore the growing relationship between a teenage Ryan and his dad Tommy Lee Royce…

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There’s very good news for fans of Happy Valley, as the BBC has confirmed the third and final season will be released this Christmas as part of its festive schedule.

Fans were delighted when it was announced last year that the drama, created by Sally Wainwright, would be returning for a third season – with Sarah Lancashire reprising her role of Sergeant Catherine Cawood for the last time.

The BBC recently gave us our first look at the upcoming season of Happy Valley ahead of its highly-anticipated release, with new images giving fans an idea of what to expect from the upcoming six-part series.

Catherine is pictured with a bloodied nose in the aftermath of a police raid, while the notorious Tommy Lee Royce – played by James Norton – is seen sporting a radically different look in his prison cell.

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The broadcaster also gave first-look glimpses of Catherine’s sister Clare (Siobhan Finneran) and teenage grandson Ryan (Rhys Connah).

The third season will see Catherine discover the remains of a gangland murder victim, which sparks a chain of events that unwittingly leads her straight back to Tommy Lee Royce, Ryan’s biological father and the man responsible for her daughter’s suicide.

Read More: Filming for Happy Valley season three has begun with Sarah Lancashire spotted on set

Her grandson Ryan is now sixteen, and has ideas of his own about what kind of relationship he wants to have with the man Catherine refuses to acknowledge as his father.

Still battling the seemingly never-ending problem of drugs in the valley and those who supply them, Catherine is on the cusp of retirement.

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It was clear at the end of the second season – released in 2016 – that Catherine was worried Ryan may have too much of his father in him, and season three is set to explore the pair’s relationship.

The BBC also announced who will be joining the cast for the BAFTA-winning six-part drama, including familiar faces Ishia Bennison as Joyce, Shane Zaza as Shafiq, Chord Melodic as Sledge, and Mete Dursun as Gorkem.

There will be some new faces for the third instalment too, specifically The Rising’s Oliver Huntingdon, Sex Education’s Jack Bandeira, God’s Own Country’s Alec Secareanu and Gentleman Jack’s Anthony Flanagan.

Happy Valley will form part of the BBC’s Christmas TV lineup, but the season three premiere will be held in Halifax on December 14th – fans can now apply for tickets here to see it first.

An exact start date for season three is yet to be confirmed.

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Olivia Attwood ‘forced to quit’ I’m A Celebrity after just 24 hours

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Olivia Attwood has reportedly quit I’m A Celebrity just hours after the new series made its debut.

According to ITV, the Love Island star has been forced to withdraw from the reality show due to a ‘medical matter’.

An ITV spokesperson told The Independent: “As a precautionary measure Olivia needed to leave the jungle to undergo some medical checks.

“Unfortunately, the medical team has advised it is not safe for Olivia to return to camp as there needs to be further investigation.

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“She has been absolutely brilliant and she’ll be very much missed on the show.”

According to The Sun, the reality TV star is currently flying back to the UK to reunite with her fiancee Bradley Dack.

Last night, viewers watched as Attwood began her journey into the Australian jungle as a VIP alongside radio DJ Chris Moyles.

The pair later found out that VIP actually stood for ‘Very Isolated People’, and would have to spend the night in a separate camp before undergoing a Bush Tucker Trial the following day.

Before she entered the jungle by jumping out of a helicopter, Attwood joked that her ex-boyfriends watching the show – including former Love Island co-star Chris Hughes – would probably want to see her get stuck into the trials.

She said: “I don’t really have that many exes who I’m bad terms with, but all exes will probably want to see me choke on camel’s anus.”

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Warner Bros want to make more Harry Potter films if J.K Rowling agrees

The eight existing Harry Potter films have grossed over $7 billion globally

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The CEO of Warner Bros has expressed his interest in making more Harry Potter films if J.K Rowling agrees.

During an investors Q3 meeting this week, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav said he would be interested in continuing the wizardry franchise if Rowling would be up for it.

He said, as per The Hollywood Reporter: “We’re going to focus on franchises.

We haven’t had a Superman movie in thirteen years. We haven’t done a Harry Potter in fifteen years. The DC movies and the Harry Potter movies provided a lot of the profits for Warner Bros. … over the past twenty-five years.”

He added: “If we can do something with J.K. on Harry Potter going forward.”

Following the success of the eight Harry Potter films, which have collectively grossed $7.7 billion globally, Warner Bros partnered with Rowling for the Fantastic Beasts franchise, which alternatively saw diminishing returns at the box office. 

Because of this, it is unclear if the studio will move forward with the two planned Fantastic Beasts films to round out its five-picture arc.

In the years since Harry Potter’s debut, Rowling has been embroiled in controversy surrounding her views on sex and transgender women.

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She said on Twitter at the time: “If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction.

“If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives.

“It isn’t hate to speak the truth.”

This has sparked rumours that Warner Bros could be hesitant in moving forward with her, though the production company denied this, saying in a statement: “For twenty years, Warner Bros., J.K. Rowling and her team have worked together to delight fans around the world with spectacular storytelling and the magic of the Wizarding World.”

 

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