The Circle

Discussion in 'Reality Bites' started by lolly, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    140,901
    I was surprised to see so many ex contestants. It didn't feel like there had been so many to me.
     
  2. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    140,901
    The tone of this show feels a little strange to me. I think I'd almost forgotten that it was a reality show in almost real time.
     
  3. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2007
    Messages:
    14,040
    Location:
    Twin Peaks
    Hmm that outcome kind of feels a bit of a letdown ultimately.
     
  4. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    140,901
    Particularly when the smaller prize is the last one.
     
    jivafox likes this.
  5. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    140,901
  6. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2007
    Messages:
    14,040
    Location:
    Twin Peaks
    What a SHOW :D
     
  7. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2007
    Messages:
    14,040
    Location:
    Twin Peaks
    They blatantly thought he wouldn’t win the main thing so voted for him.
     
  8. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    140,901
    Bloody straight white men
     
  9. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    140,901
    I did wonder if he had a chance in the house vote, because it always felt like Dan would be the only one to rate fairly at the end. And I think Sian and Freddie wouldn't have seen Kate as competition, but would have seen the other two more so.
     
  10. Superstylin'

    Superstylin' User

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,250
    Location:
    San Francisco
    I’m so glad I stuck with this after a bit of a dull first episode. The fast turnaround and great casting choices (on the whole) made this a great watch.

    Netflix have picked up international rights and will produce a US versio (and two other international versions (Australia please! ) - knowing how keen they are to enter the reality tv sector I did think this would be perfect and relatively cheap tv for them! I assume we will get another series from channel 4 as even though ratings weren’t phenomenal it did really well in the 16-34 demograph that advertisers like.
     
  11. Ryan

    Ryan User

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2004
    Messages:
    4,417
    I really, really enjoyed this. Found the first episode or two a bit of a struggle but am so glad I persevered with this. It was absolutely fascinating at times. It reminded me of the first series of Big Brother in that the contestants didn't really know what to expect and so you ended up with something very genuine and charming.

    The end result was definitely interesting. Ultimately, it was a game show and the winner was the person who had played it as a game. Alex was also a rather nice guy so I don't feel short-changed by it.

    Dan and Sian were both absolutely lovely though. Freddie, for all his flaws, was very entertaining. I'd have been happy with any outcome really.
     
    Superstylin' likes this.
  12. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    140,901
    I'd not read anything about viewing figures since the launch to show two drop, but I read yesterday that it was neck and neck with Big Brother last week and beat it on a couple of occasions, so I assume it recovered a little.
     
  13. Superstylin'

    Superstylin' User

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,250
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Oh that's not too bad then. If they do recommission it then i'm guessing they'll need a new location then since i imagine people will start moving into that building soon.
     
  14. dUb

    dUb GLOBAL

    Joined:
    May 2, 2004
    Messages:
    27,978
  15. Rita

    Rita User

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2004
    Messages:
    22,311
    Emma Willis confirmed as host for series 2. :o
     
  16. dUb

    dUb GLOBAL

    Joined:
    May 2, 2004
    Messages:
    27,978
    But Big Brother's going to be recommissioned any day now! :gross:

    I suppose I'll watch this.
     
  17. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2007
    Messages:
    14,040
    Location:
    Twin Peaks
    When does this start?
    It better be after Love Island finishes, I can’t cope with both.
     
  18. Rita

    Rita User

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2004
    Messages:
    22,311
    I never watched the first series of this. I shall need to tune in to the new series to try and get another reality fix now BB is gone.
     
  19. FetchFugly

    FetchFugly closing in again

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Messages:
    15,094
    I gave it a very half-hearted go last year. The first episode seemed to be heavy on filler but I understand it did warm up over the series. With BB out of the way, and depending when it is on, I think I will try again this time.
     
  20. Ill Advised

    Ill Advised User

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2005
    Messages:
    14,434
    Location:
    London
    Teaser advert for the new series being shown now ‘coming soon’
     
  21. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    140,901
    I'm looking forward to it. I imagine there will be a lot more catfishing this year.
     
  22. FetchFugly

    FetchFugly closing in again

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Messages:
    15,094
    The many faces of Emma Willis :disco:



    Yes, after a barren summer without BB I'm definitely going to attempt this again.
     
  23. ZZ

    ZZ lacklustre forgotten diva

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    6,443
    Oooooh I'm definitely looking forward to that!
     
  24. Rita

    Rita User

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2004
    Messages:
    22,311
    I shall be getting involved in this season having surprisingly not watched an episode of the previous. @lolly I take it I would love this?
     
  25. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    140,901
    Well, theoretically. It took a few episodes to get going last year, but then part of that may have been the audience growing into it.

    Hopefully the producers have learned what worked and what didn't, and will have cast it well. And considering it was a catfish who won last time, I imagine more contenders may intend to play it that way.
     
    Rita likes this.

Share This Page