Netflix's The Circle first aired in January 2020, giving viewers the reality TV series slash game show mashup they never knew they needed. Based on its British predecessor, The Circle is packed with drama, fake identities, pseudo popular kids, a hot tub, and a cash prize of $100,000 — in short, what more could you ask for? The premise is simple: Contestants jockey to become the most popular influencer on a social media app called "The Circle," per Thrillist. It sounds easy enough, but like with most reality shows, there's a catch. In this case, no one is allowed face-to-face contact with anyone else on the show apart from what they share on The Circle. That means it's up to each contestant to curate their preferred social media image, and if they feel that merits catfishing, well, more power to them.