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?
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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…
The Chase welcomes former contestant as brand new Chaser ‘The Menace’
There’s a brand new Chaser in town named ‘The Menace’ ready to battle with contestants.
Irish genius, Darragh Ennis is a neuroscientist who first appeared on the show in 2017 where he played against Paul and performed incredibly.
He won a whopping amount of money that was dramatically decreased by the other contestants on the episode.
The brainbox will be joining Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan, Shaun ‘The Dark Destroyer’ Wallace, Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett, Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegerty and Paul ‘The Sinnerman’ Sinha and will be called ‘The Menace’
Darragh said: “I’m so pleased to be the sixth Chaser. It’s brilliant to be on such an amazing quiz team, and so much fun working with Bradley Walsh.
“It’s such an exciting opportunity and I can’t wait to take on more contestants!”
Host Bradley Walsh joked: “Another Chaser? ANOTHER CHASER? That’s another person cleverer than me on The Chase. I must have words with the producers.
“But I can’t wait to educate Darragh on the important things in life; custard creams, cowboy films and real ale.”
Fans are delighted Darragh will become the sixth Chaser and that no one is leaving.
One wrote: “Exciting but reallyyyy strange seeing a new Chaser in the chair!”
While another added: “I know! I know I’m late and feck me, it’s the newbie!!! About time!! #TheChase “
He’s already had his first stab of the show but it didn’t go too well as the first player beat him.
What do you make of the newbie?
Dr Hilary explains the devastating impact celebrating Christmas could have in ‘impassioned speech’
Is it really worth it?
Dr Hilary Jones shares what he thinks of the potential five-day easing of lockdown to allow for Christmas celebrations.
He delivered what is being described as an ‘impassioned’ speech detailing why the country should forego Christmas this year.
Addressing the reports of a 25-day lockdown for a five-day easing of lockdown at Christmas, he said: “Estimates, of course. It is based on the fact that if you have so many households coming together, the prevalence of the disease already would mean more ( coronavirus ) cases.
“You are going to transmit the virus to more households and more people. This would inevitably lead to more hospitalisations.
“Every day, they have calculated, would require five extra days of toughened restrictions and measures.
“So five days of Christmas festivities means 25 days of lockdown. It all has to be balanced – think of the economy, and what that does to people’s mental health.
“They talk about balance of risk all the time and that is exactly what it is.
“Piers pointed out yesterday how other religious groups had had to forego their festivities. They have made that sacrifice. One has to question whether five days at Christmas, to have those parties, that roast turkey, really warrants shutting down the country.
“That is a question the government has to ask.”
Ben Shephard replied: “We do not know, do we Hilary? We do not know yet the effectiveness of this lockdown because of the lag.
“We can see the new infections and cases flatlining – they are NOT increasing. But we are two or three weeks behind in terms of the data.”
What do you think?
This Morning viewers in tears after lonely pensioner rings in just for a chat
This Morning viewers were left in tears earlier today after a lonely pensioner made a heartbreaking call to the programme.
The 87-year-old phoned into the show for a chat, telling the presenters that nobody had visited her since the start of the first lockdown in March.
Margaret revealed that she had left hospital just the day before lockdown back in March, and that she’s been on her own since then.
She explained: “There’s only eight houses in my little area and not one neighbour’s come to see me.”
Margaret said she was ‘delighted’ to chat to someone when she managed to speak to Phillip Schofield, Alison Hammond and their guest Brian Conley this morning, adding that she ended up in hospital just before lockdown.
She said: “I got home the day before lockdown and I’ve been on my own ever since. I’ve never seen anyone since I came home, since March.
“I live in a very lonely area. There’s only eight houses in my little area and not one neighbour’s come to see me.
“Things aren’t sociable the way they were when we were young.”
Viewers were heartbroken by her incredibly sad story, with one tweeting: “I’m sat here in tears for Margaret. I so wish I lived nearby.
“I know she is probably not the only elder that has had no contact and it’s truly heartbreaking.”
Another added: “Margaret has got me in tears. How are we failing people like this. No one should be on there [sic] own like that.
“Say hello, how are you. Learn people’s names. Go back to childhood methods of being friendly.”
Phil urged her to reach out to someone, saying: “You’re only 87, there’s still a lot to do. The most important thing is that you reach out. If they don’t reach out to you, you reach out to your friends.”