Circle

Circle (2017)

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Taking place in both the present year 2017 and in the year 2037, when people believe that their future depends on humans controlling and regulating their emotions, this drama is a sci-fi mystery. When alien visitors arrive on Earth, humans learn new skills from them and take advantage of them; what ensues is a story of alliance, resistance, and love.
Each episode will contain two shorter stories, the first part set in read more2017 and called “Beta Project,” with the second set in 2037 and called “Grand New World.”

  • Native title:

    써클: 이어진 두 세계
  • Also Known as:

    Sseokeul: Ieojin Du Segye; Circle: Two Connected Worlds;

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Charity Mariposa
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7 days ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
Although the show lacks computer graphics that are typical of sci-fi shows (maybe due to budget constraints for TV?) this drama continues to hold its ground with the solid storyline and impressive direction and acting from a pool of very very brilliant actors. Jingoo is definitely well beyond his years as an actor, showing intensity and maturity. Kim Kang Woo is as usual, precise and forceful. Gong Seung-Yeon is not only beautiful, read more but she also is strong as an actress and quite effective in playing 3 personas of Byul/Jung Yeon/Bluebird. All the rest of the actors are equally brilliant and such a delight to watch. Casting is PERFECT! This drama is gripping and keeps one on his feet. As it is, it is already a masterpiece; how much better it could be when it gets more CGI? Daebak!
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For starters both are amazing dramas in their own way and I LOVED both these dramas!

Similarities:
~ Tons of plot twists
~ Keeps you on the edge of your seat
~ Fantastic acting
~ Fast-paced
~ Always something happening in each episode
~ Lots of secrets that get revealed

Differences:
~ W is more romance-driven whereas Circle has minimal romance
~ Circle is more sci-fi/dystopian whereas W deals more with the webtoon/writing realm
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The genres of both the dramas are same :
- Sci-fi
-Suspense
-Thriller
-Crime
Though the plots of both the dramas are totally different .
But while Circle has a Human B system , Simple Man has a Devil software which influences people's lives .
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    suju5 2 hours ago

    circle deserves so much more love and attention :(

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    Panda 8 hours ago - edited

    Me - my theories are ready, i can guess everything.
    Drama - "plot twist"
    Me - i understand this drama now
    Drama - "double plot twist"
    Me - so he is he who was she who is her and became him
    Drama - just no. don't try to guess

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    Poia 11 hours ago

    I'm at episode 5. Too much supence, despite curiosity, I can't watch more than 2 episodes at a time, too much anxiety: D

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    ClaudiaKdramaFan 19 hours ago - edited

    Anyone watching Duel or Stranger, are they as good as Circle, I need something to fill my emptiness after Circle is done. :(

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      Lourdes 16 hours ago

      I'm watching Duel and it's good but Circle is better in my opinion.

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      emma 12 hours ago

      Stranger/Forest of Secrets is really good, definitely check it out!

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      XingBack 6 hours ago

      For me the first 3eps of stranger didn't appeal to me plot wise, I feel like they talk politics TOO much, which happens in a lot of dramas, but the 2 main characters are great!
      And I have mentioned my view on Duel there ;p

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      Ktdiva3 4 hours ago

      @emma what is Stranger/Forest of Secrets abour?

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      namopanik 2 hours ago

      Ktdiva3: crime and corruption tied to police and law forces. Smartly written and cinematic.

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    KatySarang_TGeyes 20 hours ago - edited
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      KatySarang_TGeyes 16 hours ago
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      XingBack 7 hours ago

      @KatySarang_TGeyes @hongberg
      Let's add studying Hangul to our list of things Circle has us doing ;p

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      KatySarang_TGeyes 6 hours ago

      haha right?? Circle should get an award for "kdrama that caused it's viewers to think the most"

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      XingBack 6 hours ago

      Yeah ^^
      I think the only other drama that made me question everything was W...

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      KatySarang_TGeyes 5 hours ago

      I think the only drama where I've even comparably thought this much, is Solomon's Perjury (but tbh, I overthink this one even more)

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    XingBack 23 hours ago - edited

    The biggest question in my life right now is: Do I watch ep11 as soon as it's out and live through the agony of waiting for ep12. or do I wait one more agonizing day and marathon both eps...
    if I did the later I think I would marathon 5eps today and 5more tomorrow....

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      ClaudiaKdramaFan 21 hours ago

      I think Ill watch it raw and will FF to New World just to find out if Woo Jin is Woo Jin lol and then go back to 2017, yeah Im impatient like that!

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      Ktdiva3 20 hours ago

      That sounds like me. I'll join you Claudia on that

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      XingBack 20 hours ago

      I can never do that, I love the suffering of the wait, and the shock ^^;
      I might put myself in complete isolation just to avoid spoilers ;p

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      ClaudiaKdramaFan 20 hours ago

      OMG you are so good, I even love spoilers.....lol

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      hongberg 19 hours ago

      If my internet cooperates, I'd watch it via livestream... if not I'd wait as soon as the raw is out. It's what I've been doing since it premiered. I won't be able to focus at work if I wait for the entire 2 episodes to be released. My nerves would die! LOL

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    MeegsS 1 day ago - edited

    I wonder if Reunited World's will be this good? When Kdrama does Sci-Fi/Supernatural well, it's the best! It has an awesome cast similar to this one. Can't wait! Oh yeah, then there's Black later this year too. Yaaaa.

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      Ktdiva3 22 hours ago

      I can't wait for Reunited Worlds!! Is it by the same PD or writer? That would be coool. Who is in Black?

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      ClaudiaKdramaFan 20 hours ago

      That is more like a love story....Circle doesn't really have romance, so I dont think will have the same effect on us. Seung Yeon is also the main lead in another sci-fi /romantic drama with Seo Kang Joo so Im looking forward to this one as well.

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      Ktdiva3 19 hours ago

      Wow so many sci fi/supernatural dramas coming up. I am so excited!! Wait, so Seo Kang Joon is going to be in a sci-fi? That's so cool.

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      ClaudiaKdramaFan 19 hours ago

      Yes I can't wait, I like him but he hasn't lead in a drama that I like the female co-lead so Im looking forward to this one with Seung Yeon since right now I think she is one of my fave young korean actresses, she is so beautiful and can do drama, comedy & action. She will be a bodyguard go and look the synopsis it looks great, but they will start filming until this coming week and maybe drama will come out in the fall. Cant wait!

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    Andre 1 day ago - edited

    DRAMA OF THE YEAR !!

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      KatySarang_TGeyes 17 hours ago

      Right?? IF this ends well, this should be drama of the year.

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      Lourdes 16 hours ago

      Defendant and Tunnel are amazing dramas (especially Defendant :) but Circle deserves to be among the best of the year. Great plot and actors.

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      KatySarang_TGeyes 16 hours ago

      Haven't seen defendant, but I saw Tunnel and gave it 8 stars. So far I think this is better, but that's IF they end it well.....I'm not a person that needs a happy ending, but if it's going to make me cry, it needs to be a worthwhile cry.

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      Ktdiva3 4 hours ago

      @0hellgirl0 would you recommend tunnel or defendant? Are they similar to circle?

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      0hellgirl0 3 hours ago

      Umm similar to circle no they are different genres tunnel is the closest, but way better Signal T.T oh god best drama ever or god's gift 14 days or watch the anime erased between tunnel or defendant well defendant for sure.
      I love the idea of time travel I've seen everything movies drama anime to say this is the best no <.< one of the best maybe why not ^.^/

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    MeegsS 1 day ago - edited

    I just watched episode 1 last night and I seriously felt like I was watching a movie not a television drama. Yeo Jin Goo is always awesome, but everyone else was equally amazing. Looking forward to the rest. Luckily the last 2 episodes are in a couple days so I won't have that "why did I do this to myself" regret.

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      Ktdiva3 22 hours ago

      Me too!! I felt like I was watching a movie!! And the only other drama that had made me feel this way was DOTS. Yes, Yeo Jin Goo was awesome!! So are all the other cast. I'm so happy Gikwang is cast in this drama and he is doing really well. The second lead girl played the alien role well as well.

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      ClaudiaKdramaFan 20 hours ago

      Enjoy it, it just gets better and thankfully you won't have to go through what we went through, this show is not for the impatient. LOL

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    yasmine 2 days ago - edited

    if u haven’t started watching this drama yet , don’t start now and wait for the remaining 2 episodes .. I don’t know why i did this to my self :D the ending of ep 10 is such a cliffhanger

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      MeegsS 1 day ago

      I've done that to myself with too many dramas... And with one too many kamikaze shots with friends. Sounds like a good idea when you're doing it but the next day... ((shuddering)) REGRET!!

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      yasmine 1 day ago

      I was like there is only 2 episodes left and i won’t get attached to it anyways , and it was the biggest mistake of my life :D

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      tatka 24 hours ago

      Thank you very much for your comment :)
      I always have this kind of dilemma but too shy to ask if it's a ”tolerable“ drama to watch while it's airing, because people who are already watching it may think I'm annoying.

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    drama-on-tuned 2 days ago

    WOWW

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    Asianstan 2 days ago

    I'm really in love with this drama.

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    Ktdiva3 2 days ago - edited
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      KatySarang_TGeyes 2 days ago
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      XingBack 2 days ago

      Now I can stop thinking about rewatching this before it's over ;p

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    Keren 2 days ago - edited

    Every episode leave me in awe. And I have to say that I really despise Park Dong Gun. If I hate him that much, it means the actor who is playing the character is doing great job. I can't wait to watch the final episodes.

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    Lourdes 2 days ago

    Ep 10 has been amazing. This is one of the best dramas of the year. Only two episodes left to finish. I can't wait for the next week but I'm so sad that it's the last one :(

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    12
  • Aired:

    May 22, 2017 to Jun 27, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    tvN
  • Duration:

    60 min.

Statistics

  • Score:

    8.6 (scored by 524 users)
  • Ranked:

    #98
  • Popularity:

    #714

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