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I think TK is kinda like a true crime deal, which by all numbers, seems to be some of the biggest pod and show genres right now. Then again, popularity doesnt necessarily denote quality, I guess.
Evil Dead musical's old, I never saw it, I just heard the soundtrack. Pretty funny/good.

Tiger King is genuinely good/entertaining, worth a look.
I may have to watch that show. I really have no interest in it. I felt it was so over hyped I don't even like to say its name. You guys are really writing some words tho. When's the evil dead musical coming out? That I want!
I have to wonder if that's usually the case with dramatic adaptations of documentaries - if the reality-based approach is enough to hook an audience that prefers fiction, how much does it really benefit from receiving a full dramatisation? The one upside is that it means boiling down a five-hour miniseries into a feature that would (ideally) keep it under two hours, but even then it's not that interesting as a narrative and trying to give each subject its due attention in a constricted timeframe would prove difficult. Again, it just keeps pointing to "maybe don't do this" and the fast turn-around on the adaptation (plus the fact that it doesn't seem to be the only one out there) suggests that people really are trying to capitalise on a meme more than anything else.
I didn't watch but maybe 1 episode, but I'd be down for the ridiculousness of a musical!
Correct. That kinda thing could actually work/add something to what's already there (there's some really funny stuff in the Evil Dead musical, for example). A movie doesn't, if anything I think it would be less interesting than the documentary. The exception, of course, is when enough time passes that people kinda forget and can be reintroduced to it through a movie, but geez, at least wait a year or two for that.

It's such a weird situation because it seems transient enough that they need to "strike while the iron is hot," even though the iron's lukewarm.
Originally Posted by ynwtf
Wait. Having not read anything on this topic other than these few shouts, are you saying this is going to be a musical? Or are you playing with my naive hopefulness?
No, I believe that is just Yoda suggesting a way in which an adaptation of Tiger King could be more interesting than simply turning it into a straightforward dramatisation (though no less ill-advised).
Wait. Having not read anything on this topic other than these few shouts, are you saying this is going to be a musical? Or are you playing with my naive hopefulness?
Yeah this has "the Internet makes Snakes on a Plane do a quick rewrite" coming off it.

The economics of Netflix shows and movies are wildly different, the former probably gets a lot more mileage out of this stuff. And that's when it's relatively easy and uncomplicated to go to a theater.

Now, a musical, that could work.
Originally Posted by AgrippinaX
Originally Posted by Iroquois
Originally Posted by doubledenim
Did everyone else know that Nic Cage was playing Joe Exotic and nobody told me?
I did, but I didn't mention it because Tiger King a) sucks, b) hasn't been a thing for months, and c) doesn't need a Hollywood dramatisation.
That took a weight off my shoulders, as I never got around to it...
Yeah, you're better off at this rate. I have to wonder if it would've been as big a deal if it hadn't been released during those first few months of quarantine and people were extra desperate to watch anything distracting on Netflix.
Originally Posted by doubledenim
I never knew TK sucked, because you didn't do a review to tell me what I should think.

And any vehicle featuring Kate McKinnon and Nic Cage is needed.
Since when have I ever reviewed TV shows?

I think Cage's talents are better utilised elsewhere, especially when casting him to play Joe Exotic just sounds like a lazy executive picking the first wacky actor to come to mind and calling it a day. Kate McKinnon will definitely help the production to feel like a feature-length SNL skit.