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woolly (previously samwooly) 7 posts since 25 Nov 2008
Meridian (South) South Today
I only caught bits of it but it was well produced and cast on the whole likeablerelateable people, something Big Brother lost at times.

Hopefully C4 keep the UK rights - is a danger that terrestrial channels are effectively piloting the future hits of Netflix etc.


Funny you should say that, Netflix are planning on bringing 3 international series out

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/the-circle/news/a867978/the-circle-netflix-channel-4-new-worldwide-series/
Steve in Pudsey9,469 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I got the impression it was Big Brother plagued with the depressing quirks of social media, who has the most likes is the most popular, etc. Sounded terrible.


I really don't do reality shows, and yeah on paper the format doesn't sound great, but I really enjoyed it. Felt a lot like the first series of Big Brother where there was a genuine element of social experiment rather than the freak show it's become.
Write that down in your copybook now.
dbl9,013 posts since 11 Jun 2004
London London
It was a popularity contest, with the winner of the £75k prize the person who turned out to be a liar who faked the whole thing.

'Ethical liar' Wink

I was ready to be negative about The Circle, however, it really did pick up and became addictive. It's like a 'bubble' reflection of society's current dependence on social media and how people can be deceptive. It actually was more interesting than the current series of Big Brother.
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Brekkie29,995 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
I only caught bits of it but it was well produced and cast on the whole likeablerelateable people, something Big Brother lost at times.

Hopefully C4 keep the UK rights - is a danger that terrestrial channels are effectively piloting the future hits of Netflix etc.


Funny you should say that, Netflix are planning on bringing 3 international series out

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/the-circle/news/a867978/the-circle-netflix-channel-4-new-worldwide-series/

My post wasn't a complete coincidence - just hope it isn't another C4 show Netflix end up getting credit for. I personally don't think reality TV really works on Netflix, though with a short run The Circle is relatively bingeable.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?