Advertisements Anyone watch this? It's a bit like Big Brother, but contestants live in separate apartments in the same building. They communicate via a social media network called The Circle. The messages are dictated verbally, so we see that as well as their reactions to other postings, which is far more interesting than I thought it might be. Some contestants choose to be catfishes, which has its own challenges. Seems like it's a hit for Netflix, which isn't too surprising since it was first a hit in the UK. At just 12 episodes (4 were released each week over 3 weeks) it's a pretty easy binge and easily watched while doing other things like... scrolling through social media. It does seem likely this will spawn more reality shows on streaming services like Netflix.