Netflix’s Weekend Potpourri

(Above: ‘Tiger King.’ Source: Netflix)

This weekend Netflix will debut a grab-bag of comedies and other fare, including a bonus episode of the streamer’s hit docuseries, Tiger King, featuring Community’s Joel McHale.

The Tiger King and I

The seven-episode Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness has become one of the buzziest series of the shelter-in-place era. It explores the quirky underworld of big cat breeding and the true story of a murder-for-hire.

The Tiger King and I
(Above source: Netflix)

À la AMC’s post-show cast-debriefings for such hits as Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, McHale will host a bonus chat episode, “The Tiger King and I,” in which he interviews those involved in the project including zoo manager John Reinke, as well as businessman Jeff Lowe and his wife Lauren.

“The Tiger King and I” debuts Sunday, April 12.

Love Wedding Repeat

In a 100-minute comedy that suggests a connubial Groundhog Day, Jack (Sam Claflin) experiences different versions of his sister’s wedding day. Developments include an “angry ex-girlfriend (Freida Pinto), an uninvited guest with a secret, a misplaced sleep sedative, and the girl that got away (Olivia Munn).”

Brews Brothers

This eight-episode comedy series stars Alan Aisenberg and Mike Castle as odd-couple brothers trying to operate a brewery.

Tigertail

A Taiwanese factory worker leaves home for America, where he struggles to balance family and new responsibilities. In the process, he reflects on a lost love from his youth while trying to reconcile with his estranged daughter.

The cast includes Tzi Ma, Christine Ko, Hayden Szeto, Hong-Chi Lee, Kunjue Li, Fiona Fu, James Saito and Joan Chen.

The 90-minute drama is in Taiwanese and Mandarin with English subtitles.

LA Originals

This documentary explores the culture and landmarks of the Chicano and street art movement that burnished Mister Cartoon and Estevan Oriol’s reputations as behind-the-scenes hip hop legends.

It includes interviews with Estevan Oriol, Mister Cartoon, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Blink 182, Michelle Rodriguez, Wilmer Valderrama, Danny Trejo and George Lopez.

(Editor’s Note: A court injunction has put the kibosh on Netflix’s plan to release the Korean thriller, Time to Hunt, to global audiences today.)

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