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…
Naked Attraction looking for Manchester contestants to take part in next series
Know anyone who’d be up for this?
Naked Attraction, arguably the world’s most outrageous dating show, is on the look out for brave and ballsy contestants for its upcoming series.
Just incase you’re unfamiliar, the premise is simple: one contestant has to choose a potential partner from a line up of very naked strangers who are each presented in individual pods.
Bit by bit (literally), their bodies are exposed and they are gradually whittled down based on who the chooser finds the least attractive.
A little problematic in some senses, but the show, presented by Anna Richardson, has proven to be a huge success since its debut in 2016, and has gone on to have eight seasons.
And now, a new season is on the horizon and the producers are officially on the hunt for new contestants to bare all in the search for love (or a bit of viral fame, whatever floats your boat.)
Executive Producer, Darrell Olsen, said: “We’re excited to be back looking for a new batch of contestants! In these times I think many people are keen to find love and what better way than dating in reverse and starting off naked?”
Though it is worth noting that 1.5 million people have tuned in to watch the show in the past, so you need to be brave enough to bare all to a hefty audience.
Filming for the series is set to begin in the autumn, adhering to Covid filming guidance. Applicants also need to be eighteen years or older – for obvious reasons.
If you think you’re brave enough for the show, you can fill out an application here. Good luck!
Gordon, Gino and Fred are returning with a ‘big fat Greek adventure’ Road Trip special this autumn
The boys are back on possibly their biggest adventure yet
Everyone’s favourite cooking trio are making a much-needed comeback with an epic road trip across Greece set to air this autumn.
The unlikely pals have travelled across various parts of the globe together as a part of their hugely successful ITV show – America, France and Italy, to name a few – and have experienced many weird and wonderful customs along the way.
And now, they are set to add the beautiful country of Greece to their growing list.
In Gordon, Gino & Fred Go Greek, the stars will be heading out to the country’s capital city of Athens and its many stunning islands – including the largest, Crete, which is where their journey will begin.
The trio will then move on in their trademark RV to other must-see Greek locations such as Santorini, Mykonos and Meteora, breaking up the driving with jet ski racing, shipwreck diving and fresh lobster hunting along the way.
ITV announced the show as part of its autumn programming, saying: “This time their RV is hitting the beautiful Greek islands and historical city of Athens, for a big fat Greek adventure, together again behind the wheel on an epic odyssey like no other.
“From island hopping on a catamaran, to jet ski racing and shipwreck diving, there will be bromance and bickering in equal measure.
“Thanks to an abundance of fantastic food, including the freshest lobster, chefs Gordon and Gino will be looking to prove that Greece’s culinary credentials are up there with the very best of Europe.
“The guys will begin their adventure in Crete, Greece’s largest island, before navigating their way to stunning Santorini, making their way to the party island of Mykonos and finishing their trip in the Greek capital Athens and the monasteries of Meteora.
“Travelling together in the birthplace of civilisation, what could possibly go wrong?”
An official air date is yet to be announced.
Love Island contestant from Wigan hit with more than 1,500 Ofcom complaints
Viewers of the show aren’t too impressed with the Wigan plumber’s antics…
Despite only entering the Love Island villa mere days ago, Wigan contestant Danny Bibby has caused quite the stir already.
The antics of Danny, a twenty-five-year old plumber and clothing brand owner from the Greater Manchester town, is already ruffling feathers among both the contestants on the ITV reality show and the viewers watching from home.
And this week, Ofcom revealed it had been hit with more than 1,500 complaints regarding his behaviour in the villa.
The regulator confirmed that precisely 1,507 complaints were made in regards to the casting, after it was revealed Danny used a racial slur on social media in 2019.
Viewers of the show have been calling for Danny to be axed after finding a racially-motivated comment on his Instagram, which has since been deleted.
The plumber quickly issued an apology on Friday, via ITV. His statement said: “I’d like to take the time to apologise to anyone that may have taken offence to my inappropriate remark.
“I never meant anything malicious by this comment at all. I am not a racist person and it’s unacceptable language and ignorant.
“I meant no offence and feel like I have really learnt from my mistakes and will never use that word again.
“I am a kind loving person and hopefully you get to see that in the show.”
There were red flags surrounding Danny before he entered the Villa, however, when he gave his thoughts on the current dynamic among contestants, saying: “The guys need an alpha male and I feel like that’s me.”
Love Island airs tonight on ITV2 at 9pm.