The Circle: Season 1 (2020)

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Season 1
The Circle

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Strangely earnest, The Circle at times struggles to find the drama, but those looking for a weirdly compelling social experiment may find themselves more invested than expected.

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Critic Ratings: 16

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User Ratings: 128

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Air date: Jan 1, 2020

The experiment starts as the players craft their profiles and begin connecting -- for better or worse.

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Air date: Jan 1, 2020

A surprise confrontation raises the game's stakes; the players get ready to party, and a special guest scopes out the competition.

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Air date: Jan 1, 2020

An anonymous game of Ask Me Anything leads to a series of accusations; Miranda refines her cheeky strategy, and Shubham finds his voice.

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Air date: Jan 1, 2020

Another tense elimination leads to an honest conversation; a casual connection evolves into an intimate bond; a quirky new player joins the competition.

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Air date: Jan 8, 2020

A fresh face joins the Circle and asks a series of provocative questions; Rebecca turns the heat up on the game-play.

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Air date: Jan 8, 2020

Mercedeze faces her toughest critics and makes a request; two new influencers are picked, and one player says goodbye.

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Air date: Jan 8, 2020

Two new players join the Circle, just in time for trivia night; following a competitive match, Sammie makes an emotional reveal.

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Air date: Jan 8, 2020

Tension and tenderness intersect as the influencers deal with an elimination twist; two players connect; a new face joins the fun.

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Air date: Jan 15, 2020

There's another round of shake-ups; Sean shares a secret with the Circle; a face-to-face meeting makes for an unusual bond.

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Air date: Jan 15, 2020

The drama gets dialed up with a cutthroat-round of true confessions; the game's first "superinfluencer" steps into power.

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  • May 11, 2021
    It was so bad, kinda corney show, structure seemed childish and rushed. The fact that after browsing through Netflix I picked this to watch, makes me think about my subscription.
  • May 08, 2021
    Season 1 was so much better than season 2. The second season felt more "produced" and catty where as the first season it was hard decisions for people to make because you genuinely liked everyone but had your core alliance. While I liked that the second season everyone was actually playing the game and that was recognized at the end, all the negativity left me with an icky feeling.
  • Apr 26, 2021
    Cringing, awful...Was running out of shows to watch and stumbled across this. Watched 3 episode before I quit. This show is cringing to watch. The people do make a good effort in making it interesting and few are entertaining. they are bit over the top energetic and attention starved actors for people just locked up in a room all day long. The constant "hey circle send message hey circle send that", just makes it unbearable to watch.
  • Apr 19, 2021
    I really resisted watching this but with a lack of options decided to give it a try. It was more enjoyable than I thought it would be, mainly because the people in the competition were more interesting than I thought they'd be. The whole premise of not being who you say you are also ended up being more interesting than I thought it would be.
  • Dec 24, 2020
    Guilty pleasure. Fun! I never watch most reality TV competition shows about people voting each other off for various reasons, but for some reason this appealed to me. I actually found the contestants/characters of course totally narcissistic but also very amusing and not completely braindead or total dirt bags like I think (I may be wrong) a lot of people on these shows usually are. Don't look for any intellectual stimulation but not a horrible waste of time.
  • Sep 14, 2020
    awful, cringe, worst show... recommend to watch horrors than this crap
  • May 22, 2020
    i was more interested in this that i initially though!!
  • May 03, 2020
    Complete crap. Fake, dumb, stereotypical. Just no.
  • Apr 25, 2020
    It's like watching a social experiment as torture. Still enjoyable.
  • Apr 21, 2020
    2020 #229: THE CIRCLE (NETFLIX) I was apprehensive about this but my manager told me to watch it and I'm glad I did. Once you get past the first few eps it's really engaging. You get to know these people. You hate some of them and others you desperately root for. Like the delicious, charming and loyal Joey Sasso and ed eason isn't too bad either. 4.5/5

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