The Circle on Netflix

sav0001

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So seems like Netflix spoiled the next three players that get eliminated through their teaser for next week. They are
Vince,Ruksana and Jackson
 

Brekkie

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Yes - annoyed me when that teaser came up during the credits and made it quite obvious who at least one of the blockees were, and blatantly obvious if you concentrated.


Another good block of episodes though I don't think it is anywhere near as strong as the last two seasons. Not sure how much further they can go with the Burner Profile twist - was interesting for about 5 minutes but soon became quite boring and not quite sure how that gave someone the power of "popularity". Also just like the Queer Eye bloke last year the "celebrity" judged game just dragged down an entire episode too.
 

Kingston

Canadian Royality
So seems like Netflix spoiled the next three players that get eliminated through their teaser for next week. They are
Vince,Ruksana and Jackson
I also caught that. They’ve been pretty bad with spoilers this year. They also spoiled Ashley/Matt as an influencer in the pre-season trailer. It was pretty obvious what Matt’s circle dream was. That said I was shocked to learn they hadn’t spoiled the burner profile twist as it sounds like Kai had it in the trailer.
 

Kingston

Canadian Royality
Yes - annoyed me when that teaser came up during the credits and made it quite obvious who at least one of the blockees were, and blatantly obvious if you concentrated.
They spoiled both. You can clearly see the remaining players when Jacki is in the gym and says “there’s a clear divide between these groups here”. I believe the clips of the two blocked players are recycled.

I agree the hosted game was lame. Let’s hope it doesn’t make an appearance in future seasons. As for the Burner Profile it’s clear that they’re ending that after the next blocking… Just like The Joker from season 2 it will be a guessing game for the remainder of the season.
 

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I'm struggling to stay interested in the show this time tbh. There's no stand out player and it all seems a bit ...pedestrian.
 

Brekkie

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Yes, it's not really firing and I agree there is nobody really to get behind. Even with the show now clearly split into two opposing alliances I don't find myself as a viewer backing either one of them.


Talking of spoilers:
The default image for me on Netflix always goes back to Daniel and James in the Hangout, suggesting they're influencers at some points, which the last ratings back up as coming soon.

However they also stuck Calvin in the featured image for episode 8 despite leaving in episode 7.
 

Kingston

Canadian Royality
The first two episodes this week seemed to drag but things got back on track.

Even though I had Ruksana in the #1 spot in my ratings I’m with The Band. Nick’s initially annoyed me but won me over this week with the strategy. I love the dynamic of Isabella/Sophia, Ashley/Matt, and Jackson/Rachel being a team of catfish. I can see why people find Daniel annoying.

Overall it’s not the greatest series but it’s definitely better than the first US series, Celebrity Circle, and UK series 3 IMO.
 

Brekkie

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So far a similar trajectory to the third UK series which means they get away with the random twists a bit more than the UK version did when they seemed to be at a point of convenience. They seem to do it in a way where it feels like the core format isn't as compromised either.

Obviously moving on they'll have to go in their own direction. I'm hoping at some point they'll send in someone catfishing as one of the original catfishes - that would be fun.
 

Kingston

Canadian Royality
So far a similar trajectory to the third UK series which means they get away with the random twists a bit more than the UK version did when they seemed to be at a point of convenience. They seem to do it in a way where it feels like the core format isn't as compromised either.

Obviously moving on they'll have to go in their own direction. I'm hoping at some point they'll send in someone catfishing as one of the original catfishes - that would be fun.
It will be interesting to see how the show evolves now that they're casting more than just Americans. While casting has improved dramatically from the first series American's tend to be less quirky than those in the UK.
 
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