While most of us are social distancing, away from the water cooler at work,and unable to share the latest gossip about what we're loving, hating and loving to hate in the world these days, that won't stop the internet from doing what it does best: amplifying a pop culture moment until you just can't look away.

That's what "Tiger King," the documentary deep dive on big cat enthusiasts in America, has become, according to Bob Thompson.

"It has very quickly become the thing everybody is talking about," said Thompson. "If you had to point to one cultural property that I think will be most identified at least up to this first act of coronavirus, this is it. This was the masterpiece."

Though it appears to be set up like a true crime drama we're so accustomed to, Thompson said each episode drops a bombshell that's more bizarre than the last.

The series follows a motley crew of big cat collectors and enthusiasts through five years of misdeeds and mayhem, culminating in both a missing husband and a murder for hire plot. And oh, the music.

Bob Thompson is the founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture and a Trustee Professor of Television and Popular Culture at the Newhouse School of Public communications at Syracuse.