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Exemption Mania Raises the Stakes (and the Stress) in The Mole Week 1 Recap — Plus, Grade Netflix's Reboot

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Author/Atul K Rawat

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An already sketchy show will now get an even shadier reboot

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The Mole is an almost forgotten ABC reality show that Netflix has revived. 

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According to the official description, 12 contestants "work together in challenges to add money to a pot that only one of them will win at the end."

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One of the players has been given the codename "the Mole" and has been charged with undermining the group's attempts to make money.

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One player will ultimately outlast the others and uncover the Mole to get the prize money.

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It doesn't take long for suspicions to start circulating in the first five episodes of the show (which are presently streaming online). 

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Additionally, with cutting reminiscent of The Circle, this new series is utterly bingeable and incredibly compelling. 

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The season's final two episodes will be released on Friday, October 21.

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Episodes 6 through 8 will be available on Friday, October 14. 

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Here are some of the standout moments from the first five episodes, without further ado.

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Melissa Fumero and Randall Park Work in the Blockbuster Trailer

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