It is no secret that Netflix’s The Circle became a huge hit as the concept of this show has gained interest from fans and even journalists as well. With the season 1 winner winning $100,000 on the final episode, auditions for the second season was avaliable until last week wich means that we can see a new cast of characters on the second season. While the first season was good, I believe that there should be changes on the second season and here are some that I believe would be great changes to The Circle when it comes back for the second season.
DO NOT ADD NEW CONTESTANTS ON THE LAST HALF OF THE SEASON
The original cast of The Circle was exactly fine as it was for the first few episodes. But later during the season, more and more contestants were added especially during the last few episodes. I believe this should have not happened because it would be unfair for the ranking system and we did not have enough time to get invested in the new contestants. Especially when there was one episode where Sean joined The Circle and one episode in, she revealed that the photos that she used were not hers and posted the actual photos of herself. I would have been fine with this if she joined the cast on the first or second episode so that way, it can be a story that could be built on until she reveals who she really is at the later half of the season. All of the contestants of that joined on the second half were not that interesting to be invested on, and it showed as the season was near the end.
NEVER RANK THE SAME CONTESTANT MORE THAN ONCE IN THE SAME RANKING
I realized why Shubham was an influencer four times in a row and that is because he was ranked first by everyone else four times. I know that this did not happen each time, but the ranking system is very unbalanced and we did not see how the votes for the rankings were arranged as we only seen the results. If one person is an influencer more than three times, it is very excessive and there needs to be a way to balance how the contestants should chose their votes.
HAVE ONE CONTESTANT NOT REVEAL HIS/HER IDENITY UNTIL THAT PERSON IS ELIMINATED
This would be an interesting twist as it could really bring out the dark side of social media. Some of the contestants were catfishes as they had pictures that were not really themselves, but what if they had one contestant that does not have a picture at all and stayed in the game from the start until that person is eliminated? I know that is a crazy thought and that everyone would vote that person out, but there would be a way around it. Speaking of eliminations….
GRANT ONE PERSON IMMUNITY FROM BEING ELIMINATED FOR ONE DAY
On reality game shows, there is always a way for one person to be granted immunity for a day or a week. Don’t get me wrong, there was one moment where two people were eliminated on the same night and I thought that was a great twist. And there was also one time where an influencer saved one of the contestants. But there has to be a way for one player to be granted immunity for one voting round at least once.
ADVANTAGES FOR NEWCOMERS
I would personally not have any newcomers on the second half of the season, but If I was producing the show, I would think of a way for the newcomers to have an advantage over the current contestants. Maybe the newcomers would arrive the same day as the current contestants and that they are allowed to see every conversation from the contestants so that way, they would be caught up and are more ready and prepared for when it is actually time for them to enter the conversations that is ongoing in The Circle. Plus, that would also add in drama to the show as well.
A VOTE TO REMOVE A CURRENT INFLUENCER
I thought about this the entire time and I wondered, why is there not an option to remove an influncer? They would not be eliminated from the game at the moment, but there has to be a point where everyone who is not an influncer would try to get that influencer removed from her title by having a vote to see if that influencer stays as an influencer or not depending on the majority of the votes. This would be a long stretch, but I would have totally done that only once during the entire season.
ONE INFLUENCER ONLY
Having two influencers each episode was a good idea, but maybe only one could rise the tension and competitive nature of the game. One influencer would make the final decision of the voting and maybe that one influencer could also vote on who wins the minigames, etc. With only one influencer title given per vote, it will give the other players more of a reason to try to go above and beyond to have that title.