"Good reality TV doesn’t happen when you portray 'reality,' it happens when you take part of reality and make it into a game," says Gideon Taaffe. "Get people to like you or you don’t get $100,000. People come in with different strategies: be yourself, be your best self, and be nothing like yourself. Contestants time and time again find that the best strategy is to be kind. What happens is everyone is attacking each other with kindness so that they will survive another round—like if the winner of the Hunger Games was the person that angered the least people while taking the last cookie on a plate. The Circle creates a sci-fi reality show—so not science fiction. Science reality? Sci-ri? I’ll work on the name, but it is definitely original."