Source: Business Insider
Netflix’s new reality TV show “The Circle” follows thirteen contestants as they try to become the most popular player by flirting and manipulating on the Circle, the show’s social media platform. Unlike other reality TV shows, the players never meet each other in person until they’re sent home. Instead of relying on in-person drama, the show keeps viewers hooked by revealing the internal thought processes players make as they decide how to present themselves to the group – a process we recognize all too well. Few shows or movies have attempted to depict social media in a compelling way, despite how core it is to our culture, which is another reason why this show resonates with its audience. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Alex, a 32-year-old former cheesemonger wearing a floral button-down, is clutching a cat mug. “The girl that gives me the best answers I will invite out on a dinner date,” he says to the flatscreen TV in his Pinterest-approved apartment. He pauses. “I have to get out of my, like, own headspace and be the single bachelor hunk that is Adam,” he says to no one in particular.