Netflix's announcement this week of a Tiger King 2 is unwelcome, says Angela Watercutter. "It’s not that Tiger King was awful," says Watercutter. "As far as documentary filmmaking goes, it had all the right ingredients—engrossing characters (especially Joe Exotic and his nemesis Carole Baskin), a lot of drama (the world of big-cat owners is wild, who knew?), and enough plot twists to fill a Christopher Nolan movie. It’s just that Tiger King was a time and place, and that time and place are gone. I'm not suggesting no one will watch this. Some 64 million households watched Tiger King in its first month of release in 2020. Surely many of those viewers will return for more when TK2 drops later this year. And frankly, that’s in line with the state of nonscripted TV right now. Depravity sells."