Starting off, for the most part, Circles non-formulaic K-drama storytelling style worked well. The beginning and middle of the series created a feeling much akin to what I felt when I explored a dark expanse of the forest behind my house in the middle of the night as an elementary-schooler. At the time, I couldnt see where I was heading as I traversed the darkness, but the thrill of this uncertainty propelled me to keep going.
But, obviously, I didnt hope to meander around in the woods forever. At some time or another, I expected to be led out of the forest, perchance into the bright clearing from where I could see my house. This was another part of the forest expeditions appeal: I made the presumption that I had a safety net that there would be a clear and secure exit laid out for me. This made a small but substantial difference in my adventure, replacing what could have been a continuously mounting fear that Id never make it out alive, with a sense of excitement.