I.C.Y.M.I.: 'Tiger King' Returns to Netflix For One More Episode
Greetings, fellow pop culture aficionados, and welcome to week nine of our I.C.Y.M.I. (In Case You Missed It) blog series. Our museum may betemporarily closedto visitorsbased on guidance from public health officials to slow the spread of coronavirus, but we're still here to recap a handful of trending tidbits from the past week in popular culture, in case you missed them.
Last Friday, we called attention to Dolly Parton's latest project, 'Goodnight with Dolly,' which features the pop culture icon reading books to children online at bedtime (you're welcome, parents). This week, we turn our attention to a Netflix series that in recent weeks has become a pop culture phenomenon of its own.
Hey All You Cool Cats And Kittens!
'Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness' is a docuseries from Netflix that follows the life of Joseph Maldonado-Passage, a.k.a. "Joe Exotic," an Oklahoma-based keeper of big cats and exotic animals. Released back on March 20, the series received more than 34 million unique views within its first 10 days, so chances are you or someone you know is well aware of the 'Tiger King' world and the questionable antics of the inter-connected group within.
You've likely binged all seven episodes of the 'Tiger King' series by now, but—just in time for your weekend viewing pleasure—'Tiger King' is returning for one more episode this Sunday, April 12. The eighth installment, titled 'The Tiger King and I,' is an aftershow hosted by actor/comedian Joel McHale, who was featured in Netflix's announcement of the bonus episode.
"I talk to a lot of people involved in the project—Jeff and Lauren Lowe, Saff, Erik Cowie, John Finlay, John Reinke, and Rick Kirkham—to see what's happened in their lives since the release of the series," McHale says. "It's eye opening and, hopefully, funny."
What Else To Watch/Do/Catch Up On This Weekend
If 'Tiger King' isn't your thing, there's plenty of other options to help keep you sane and entertained this weekend. Saturday Night Livereturns April 11 with original, socially-distant programming; The Simpsons' digital short 'Playdate With Destiny' is coming to Disney+; and StarTrek.com shares a list of best 'bottle episodes' to watch while self-quarantining.
For the gamers out there: Final Fantasy VII Remake, which we previewed in an earlier edition of I.C.Y.M.I., is now available to play in full. Comic fans can check out izneo, which is offering a free one-month subscription to their service showcasing 1,800 comics. And MoPOP invites fellow Minecrafters to participate in a special egg hunt this Saturday (with prizes!).
What'd We Miss?
Now that we've filled you in on a few things, what do you feel we failed to mention? Let us know in the comments, or hit us up with a suggestion on Twitter@MoPOPSeattle. We'll look to include your ideas in our next edition of I.C.Y.M.I.