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4 True Crime Docs to Watch After 'Tiger King'

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By A. Elise

If you have been watching Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness while social distancing, you are not the only one. The seven-part documentary follows several owners of big cats in a twisted story line that only gets stranger.

The highly addictive series is captivating. If you have finished the doc and are looking for something else to fill the void left behind, these documentaries are sure to do the trick. You may even find yourself falling down another rabbit hole of mystery and intrigue.


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If you are looking for a story about greed (and a little bit of fast food), McMillions is a satisfying watch. The HBO series, which features six parts, explores the McDonald's Monopoly contest that became popular in the 1990s. In this documentary, you will see why there were no legit winners in the contest in spite of the ample advertisement and interest. One reason people love the documentary? The characters. If you were invested in the characters in Tiger King, you will feel similarly about McMillions.

Abducted in Plain Sight

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Jan Broberg was abducted by her neighbor, Robert Berchtold in the 1970s. Twice.

Abducted in Plain Sight, which is available on Netflix, reveals a story of kidnapping, abuse, and misplaced trust. Jan details her abduction by a neighbor who used a guise of alien abduction to abuse her. Most disturbing of all? The man behind it all had the trust of Jan's mother and father, both of whom had their own separate relationships with Berchtold. This story is intense and captivating.

Goodnight, Sugar Babe: The Killing of Vera Jo Reigle


If you want to watch something a bit more obscure but equally fascinating, Goodnight, Sugar Babe: The Killing of Vera Jo Reigle is available on Amazon Prime. Like the other documentaries on this list, the cast of characters makes it a disturbing but interesting watch.

The story of this documentary centers on the death of a young mother with a mental disability. This is a story of abuse, power, and injustice. It is one of the most unique true crime documentaries thanks to its raw storytelling.

I Am a Killer

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For those who are interested in hearing stories from those who were directly involved in the crimes themselves, I Am a Killer is a captivating choice. The documentary series is available on Netflix and currently offers two seasons.

On the show, you will hear from convicted murderers about the cases they were involved in. The stories are raw and contrasted with input from victims, their loved ones, law enforcement, and others. Hearing the inmates describe their cases is horrifying and educational, shedding light on a darkness many people will never experience.

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