Larry David hates “the Lion King.”
Everyone is talking about came a recent profile of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star in the New York Times, in which David said that he “couldn’t get past the first episode.”
“I found it so disturbing,” he told the publication. “Lions and Tigers just really scared the hell out of me. They were going to attack someone. They were going to kill someone. I didn’t want to see them attack and those people were just so crazy, I can’t see.”
Howard Stern is not a fan of “Tiger King” or so. On his radio show on Tuesday criticised the series for the performance of animal abuse and said that it left him “bummed out.” He bail, he said, before finishing the series.
“there is some reason that I think that some people might actually despise this show to,” Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television & popular culture in Syracuse University, CNN reported. “They don’t want to spend time with these characters, people who are sensitive to stories about animals too much can be irritating.”
still, with Corona and “The Lion King” appears to be the top two topics in our culture right now, watching the series can feel difficult to avoid-even if you hate watching it.
“when something gets the kind of attention that ‘the Tiger King’ has become, there is an automatic built-in feedback with this American sense of superiority,” Thompson said . “There are some people who figure that if that many people are so excited about something, it may not be very good.”
Thompson was both “disturbing” and “fascinated” by The “Lion King.”
“this is an exquisitely put together thing,” Thompson said . “One of the reasons it fascinated so many people, the way it’s edited. You have to know these characters and they wait an episode, two episodes, three episodes before they drop, like, really major, major bits of detail.”
he also thinks that the “Tiger King” would have found a large audience regardless of the coronavirus pandemic in keeping people at home.
“I think it would have been one of those things that every now and then breaks through the incredibly fragmented pop culture environment,” Thompson said .
but you are not alone if you can’t get in .
“these investigative stories may not appeal to you at all in the first place. I think that there is nothing wrong with many, many people who just don’t like that,” Thompson said . “Like some people don’t like sitcoms, I think that there is nothing inherently wrong with someone who don’t like the ‘Tiger King’.”
if you are among those trying to ignore the “Tiger King” is the trend, be patient. Netflix announced Thursday that it will release an eighth episode of the show, the title “Tiger King ad I,” April 12.
published on Fri, 10 Apr 2020